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A 72sqm Quezon City condo turned into a Family Home

Proper planning and smart budgeting transforms a simple shell into a chic starter family home for three

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Original Article: Katherine Lopez Photography: Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions Pictorial Direction: Dagny Madamba

A creative wife and a practical husband proved to be the perfect combination when creating a starter home for a young family. Kat and Dexter Erro made sure that their condo unit does not only satisfy their need for practical space and aesthetic craving, but also pocket-friendly, putting into consideration the several loans and their son Liam’s schooling.

Some of the features of the humble abode is a faux fireplace—a personal request from Liam—that functions as the media cabinet. The fireplace-cum-entertainment system suits Kat’s preference for the traditional style, as it is flanked by two wing chairs. Some of the pieces also appear pre-loved, such as the dining table that has bumps and scratches, which Kat did not mind as it shows story and character. There were also floor-to-ceiling shelves that serve as a backdrop and a fulfillment of Kat’s library fantasies. Despite the budget constraints, the condo unit was not only practical for the family’s needs, but also aesthetically pleasing. 

Original article by Katherine Lopez. Pictorial direction by Dagny Madamba. Photographed by Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions.

Read the original article (“A Stylish Beginning”) in the June 2013 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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