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A 35sqm Flat with Pocket-Friendly Finds and Simple yet Elegant Fixtures

Clean lines and minimalist furniture define this cozy condo

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Original Article: Mari-An Santos Photography: Paolo Feliciano Styling: Dagny Madamba and Tala Singson

When Ulyssis Javier, a publishing professional, moved into his new flat, he contracted his close friend, creative director Ateng Azcueta, to help him furnish it.

Ateng’s biggest challenge was perhaps finding ways to make the 35sqm condo unit appear more spacious and interjecting accents and fixtures that would reflect Uly’s laid-back personality and vision to make his pad as homey as possible — all while working within a limited budget.

The two friends ended up scouring the city for affordable finds, such as the dark brown dining table from Landmark, a Marilyn Monroe print on sale, and the big, wooden clock bought on sale at Ace Hardware. With regards to space constraints, the unit was fortunately equipped with walls that were already painted white and built-in cabinets in the kitchen and closet in the bedroom in a dark wenge tone—clever tricks to make the space appear larger.

Both friends confess that when they took this decorating project one step at a time, everything eventually fell into place. “We would go on decorating activities in waves because of the limited budget. Yet, we were able to finish it within a month.” Though Uly’s flat is still a work in progress, it is obvious that this tiny flat is shaping up to be one cozy haven for the hardworking urbanite.

Read the original article ("Friendly Space") in the June 2014 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.

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