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A Clear Vision for a Start-Up Condo Unit

Knowing what you want for your home is the first big step in designing a place for keeps

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Original Article: Ciel Tagaza Photography: Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions Styling: Gwyn GS Guanzon

To turn a bare box of a condominium unit into a beautiful home, three elements are essential: meticulous planning, a clear vision of what you want, and a measuring tape. These helped homeowner Leys when he designed his 54sqm two-bedroom unit.

His start-off points were accessories he already had: mirrors with wenge-finish frames and a set of red-and-gold paintings. Looking at them, Leys figured out what theme he wanted to follow: contemporary chic with an Asian attitude.

For three months, he worked on finding the perfect furniture and accessories, leaving the unit’s original finishing largely untouched. If Leys couldn’t find the exact piece he wanted, he turns to having pieces custom-made according to his specifications. An interesting example: the detailing for his dining table was a latticework he found in a Chinese palace.

Original article by Ciel Tagaza. Styling by Gwyn GS Guanzon. Photographed by Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions.

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Read the original article ("Make Room for Style") in the September 2007 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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