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A Modern yet Cozy 40sqm Bachelor Pad

A small space is transformed into an urban escape with period-inspired pieces, customized double purpose furniture, and well-placed details

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Original Article: Charmaine S. Baylon Photography: Dakila Angeles Pictorial Direction: Issa Villar Interior Designer: Frenjick Quesada

One may expect a city-based halfway house as small, spartan, and sterile, yet this gentleman’s quarters in Makati City is far from that. Interior designer Frenjick Quesada has successfully transformed this 40sqm studio into a warm and cozy nook perfect for its homeowner, Dr. Crisostomo, an obstetrician-gynecologist and department chair for the De La Salle Medical Center in Cavite.

While Dr. Crisostomo has his home base in Cavite, his Makati condo provides him respite for the weekend. The studio’s original bare white walls have been transformed into a more visually arresting space with colored vertical stripes and wooden slats for texture, while mirrors are strategically place around the room to give an illusion of bigger space. Complementing the wood furnishings are smattering shades of green around the room, creating a timeless, elegant space that is both masculine and modern.

Multipurpose period-inspired furniture and custom-made pieces complete the transformation, while well-thought out lighting and pieces from Dr. Crisostomo’s personal collection polish this condo unit into a warm, personalized weekend getaway at the heart of the city’s business district.

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Original article by Charmaine S. Baylon. Pictorial direction by Issa Villar. Photographed by Dakila Angeles.

Read the original article (“Gentlemen’s Quarters”) in the July 2006 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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