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A Modern Minimalist 45sqm Studio Unit

An art director makes his space both a party place and a Zen home

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Original Article: Camille Besinga Photography: Toto Labrador Styling: Issa Villar

Just because homeowner Gabby’s friends have dubbed his 45sqm studio, “The Devil’s Den” doesn’t mean that it has black walls, red lights, and is completely dark. On the contrary, Gabby’s pad in Salcedo Village, Makati is usually awash with natural light, thanks to its high ceiling and a row of windows along one wall.

The studio actually earned its nickname because of the many parties Gabby throws in his pad. With a practical eye and simple furnishings, parties in his place do rock. Each piece has a function—the inviting black couch, the artist’s table, the huge mirror, the DIY coffee table, Gabby’s homemade white lamp, and, of course, his headboard-less custom-made bed. All of these put together make up a space that’s stark, homey, and cool at the same time.

Original article by Camille Besinga. Styling by Issa Villar. Photographed by Toto Labrador.

Read the original article ("The Devil Goes Zen") in the October 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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