Array
Condos

A 40sqm Studio Unit with Floating Shelves and a Neutral Palette

This family of four’s extra space makes use of functional yet stylish fixtures to visually enlarge a studio unit

Shares
Original Article: Katherine Lopez Photography: Vincent Coscolluela Styling: Issa Villar

Suffice to say that those living in the city would love to come home to spacious abodes—the crowded streets and burgeoning population, not to mention the endless construction of skyscrapers and ever-changing façade of the urban jungle can experience a touch of claustrophobia every now and then.

It’s no surprise, then, that most condo residents yearn to make their personal space seem bigger than it actually is. Another concern is to minimize clutter and keep the unit as clean, streamlined, and organized as possible. In the Barreras’ second home, which doubles as an extra space to accommodate their visiting relatives, or as a venue for their children’s soirees and gatherings, they were smart enough to do away with bulky furniture that eat up way too much room and used space-saving tricks, such as dual-purpose furnishings that moonlight as storage solutions and visually enlarging accents (mirrors, white walls, and the like). The result? A functional unit that efficiently makes use of space without compromising on taste and design.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Original article by Katherine Lopez. Styling by Issa Villar. Photographed by Vincent Coscolluela.

Read the original article (“One-Room-Wonders") in the May 2011 issue of Real Living Magazine. To download a digital copy of Real Living Magazine, visit Summit Newsstand at https://summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living.

CONTINUE READING BELOW
Recommended Videos

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Read more stories about

Latest Stories

How to Properly Clean, Disinfect Your Child's Toys During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Cleaning and disinfecting can help lessen the spread of viruses in your home.

Pink Plants You Can Buy Online for Your Indoor Garden

Add a pop of color to your indoor garden!

Organizing Tips to Help You Declutter Your Home (and Your Mind)

These methods can help you get started!

Real Living Readers Share Their Home Improvement Projects During Quarantine

A bit of rearranging can make a big difference!

Quick Ways to Disinfect Your Plastic Chopping Board

FYI, it's one of the dirtiest items in your kitchen.

What You Need to Know About Your Meralco Bill

Customers complained that the amount on their May bill doubled or tripled compared to previous months.

This 78sqm Multi-bedroom Condo Offers an Elegant and Homey Filipino Vibe

Architect Angelo Siochi proves that statement pieces will always have a place even in small spaces.

After an Anay Infestation, This Family Went for a DIY Kitchen Makeover

Eunice Cleofas shares how she and her family refurbished their own kitchen in three weeks.

Keep Your House Smelling Fresh Using These Natural Room Scents

If you don't like overpowering fragrances, these subtle aromas will keep your home smelling fresh.
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!