Take a Peek Inside this Colorful, City-Chic the Heart of Tagaytay!

Interior designer Erika Uichanco designed a playful space for an all-female family

Original Article: Bubbles Salvador Photography: Michael Angelo Chua Styling: Dagny Madamba and Tala Singson Interior Designer: Erika Uichanco

Location: Tagaytay

Type of Home: 70sqm Condo with Two Bedrooms

Style of Home: Modern Eclectic

After meeting her friends at the nearby Franciscan Missionaries of Mary convent in Tagaytay, the homeowner stumbled upon this residential building. Since it was conveniently located near the church and she felt that it would be a good home, she eventually decided to invest in one of the 70sqm units.

To make her brand new haven ideal for her, her sisters, and her nieces, the homeowner hired her niece, interior designer Erika Uichanco. Erika created more space by turning the three-bedroom property into a two-bedroom unit. She also made it feel open and airy by changing the kitchen and dining area layouts.

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Dining Area

Are you building or renovating your own home? You can save on space with a built-in dining table! This piece will take up less floor area and give you more room to move around in. 

You may also want to order a customized dining table with hidden drawers for dinnerware and other dining essentials. 

Dining Area

To make the dining area more interesting, the interior designer chose unique geometric lights made by the Philippine School of Interior Design students. 

Dining Area

In line with the eclectic style of the small home, the interior designer surrounded the built-in dining table with mismatched chairs. We especially loved the Eames-inspired chairs and classic Batibot seats.

Living Area

A few steps away from the dining area is the living area. It is furnished with a pair of identical fully upholstered seats topped with black-and-white Jacquard Scales pillows. There is also a white console table for the flat-screen TV set against a brick column.

Living Area

Facing the two seats is a white coffee table whose height can be adjusted accordingly. It is spruced up with three small plants from Tiendesitas. 

Living Area

The living area is completed with a sofa bed with a quirky patchwork design. The purple and yellow shades immediately brighten up the two-bedroom unit.

Nesting Tables

Beside the sofa bed are cute nesting tables with a playful yellow hue. You can find similar nesting tables at Mandaue Foam.


The kitchen was completely renovated to better suit the homeowners' needs. The open space now has a better countertop, a bigger sink, and printed tiles for the backsplash.

Chalkboard Key Holder

A chalkboard key holder is perfect for writing down notes and organizing your different keys.

Guest Bathroom

How can you make the most of a small bathroom? You can replace a plain bathroom mirror with a sunburst wall mirror. You may also want to complete your space with woven baskets for your favorite toiletries. 


Are you afraid of prints and patterns? This bedroom just might change your mind! We liked the rustic wood-inspired design of the wallpaper. We also noticed the floral pillow cases and bed sheets.


The other bedroom is also defined by the eye-catching wallpaper! The watercolor-style print adds a touch of charm and whimsy to the private haven.


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