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A Compact Country-Inspired Condo Unit in Makati

A family of four finds a sanctuary in the heart of a business district

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Original Article: Cecile Jusi Baltasar Photography: Miguel Nacianceno Pictorial Direction: Tala Singson and Paula de Guzman Styling: Elle Uy-Aguell

Nobody is spared from the inconveniences that Metro Manila’s dreadful traffic situation brings. Traveling to and from the workplace is as stressful and time-consuming as it gets, forcing some people to think of ways to cope with this seemingly helpless problem. For this couple who lives in Novaliches, staying near their office in Makati during the workweek was a viable solution.

From the get-go, the wife knew that she wanted a country-inspired interior. With that style in mind, she flipped through the pages of Real Living and found an interior decorator in Elle Uy-Aguell. It was Elle’s first time to come up with a cottage-chic look, but her familiarity in feminine elements and the simplicity of the unit’s layout made everything easier.

Finding suitable pieces for the space proved to be a challenge for Elle, making customized furniture the best solution. The interior decorator turned to AM5J Furniture, a company based in Angeles, Pampanga for all the custom-made pieces in the unit. Another challenge was making preferences meet. The couple’s two boys, both in college, wanted a black-and-white color scheme. To address this, Elle decided to strike a balance and keep things neutral by painting walls in white, applying geometric patterns in accessories and decorations, and using gender-neutral color combinations—to come up with a look that’s pleasing to all residents.

Read the original article ("Cottage Industry") in the May 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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