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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

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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.

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.

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