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A Cozy Industrial Style Condo Unit You’d Love To Come Home To

This 96sqm home features a balance between homey and edgy, with handpicked details and travel finds making it extra special and personal

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Photography: Jose Luis Salazar Interior Designer: Catherine Cena-Yambao

When featuring homes, we always look for details that make it unique. Whether it’s a customized piece, a design hack, or an unexpected color scheme, such details make any space stand out among the hundreds of homes we’ve visited. In this 96sqm owned by a bachelor, it’s easy to get captivated by the common areas and the little details that interior designer Catherine Cena-Yambao chose to achieve the homey industrial aesthetic the owner envisioned. However, beyond the furniture and accessories are personalized details that set it apart. “I wanted the space to be very personal. I asked Cathy to minimize buying décor from stores and used the family/travel photos and souvenirs I’ve collected,” shares Mark. From the gallery wall in the hallway to the interesting knickknacks found all over the unit, visitors get to take a peek into the owner’s history and love for travel and adventure. In complementing the handpicked pieces, Cathy brought in luxurious furniture and well-chosen must-haves. “I mixed soft and curving lines with the hard lines of the architectural finishes,” she explains.

As seen in most condo homes, incorporating storage became of the challenges that the duo had to address. Since Mark wanted his space to be functional, he wanted to have hidden storage nooks, pullout beds, and other nifty solutions. Cathy was able to factor these in, as seen in the bedrooms and common areas. Would you believe that Mark and Cathy worked on the unit by exchanging messages online? “It was a challenge to do the design and construction while the client was abroad. We relied heavily on technology to communicate. He also sourced from abroad and sent me photos and messages about what was appropriate to purchase for the condo,” the designer shares. The distance didn’t stop the two from creating a home Mark can be proud of. It’s ideal for get-togethers, sleepovers, and simply lounging around on weekends.

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