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A 24sqm Condo Unit Transformed into a Comfortable Bachelor Pad

An interior design duo was able to create a cozy pad for a hardworking bachelor with just a couple of simple rules

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Original Article: Kathleen Valle Photography: Vincent Coscolluela Styling: Dagny Madamba Interior Designer: Melissa Arriola and Kathleen Enriquez of 5 Corners

Although it was just a halfway home, homeowner Ryan felt the need to make his studio unit in Quezon City as comfortable as his real home. But the task became difficult given that he only has 24sqm to work with. Ryan sought the help of interior designers Melissa Arriola and Kathleen Enriquez of 5 corners, a home store that specializes in furniture for small spaces, to create the lavish and comfortable home he can escape to after a long day’s work.

Sticking to a concrete guideline, Melissa and Kathleen designed a space that was not only functional and space-saving but relaxed and stylish, too. Choosing the right furniture was crucial in the studio’s design—everything had to fit just right. Measurements had to be accurate and the bed was custom-made to perfectly suit the space. The designers also kept Ryan’s lifestyle in mind. Since he only lived in the unit during weekdays, there was no need for a lot of cabinet space and storage. To make the space youthful and carefree, a striking color choice was added to the more neutral scheme. Although his space is small, Ryan enjoys coming home to his unit—he even invites friends over for after-work drinks.

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Original article by Kathleen Valle. Styling by Dagny Madamba. Photographed by Vincent Coscolluela.

Read the original article ("A Studio Story") in the November 2012 issue of Real Living Magazine. To download a digital copy of Real Living Magazine, visit Summit Newsstand at https://summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living.

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