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A 50sqm Whimsical Starter Home

This newlywed couple’s condo unit is practical as it is cozy

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Original Article: Anna Felipe Photography: Kurt Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions Pictorial Direction: Dagny Madamba and Tala Singson Interior Designer: Vera Villarosa-Orila

It took them seven months to renovate their starter condo home, but for interior designer Vera Villarosa-Orila and her husband Jek, focusing on what they can work on was more important, above all else.

Prior to the renovation, the couple discussed their non-negotiables. For Vera, two things come to mind: one, a walk-in closet in the master bedroom, and two, a spacious bathroom. Jek, on the other hand, wanted a sofa bed and a customized console table for his PlayStation in the living room. With these requirements in mind, Vera had a 3D model of the unit made to take their design decisions and preferences into account.

The longer waiting time also meant spending a lot more. With that, the couple tapped into their practical side and took advantage of sales for bargain buys. Vera would also buy a piece or two when sourcing with a client, until they were able to get everything for their home.

The result was worth it—for Vera, the whimsical navy blue and gray space looks like them. Jek says it best: “Ang gaan ng pakiramdam na pag pasok mo pa lang sa pinto, you know you’re home."

Read the original article ("Balancing Act") in the June 2016 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App. Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.

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