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DIY Projects Abound in a Couple’s Condo Unit

Feminine and masculine sensibilities seamlessly merge in photographer Pat Martires and wife Peachy’s abode

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Original Article: Kathleen Valle Photography: Miguel Nacianceno Styling: Issa Villar

Marriage is symbiotic with cohabitation, and it’s inevitable that style preferences will clash. Yet, photographer Pat Martires and wife Peachy have found a way to settle their design differences and come up with a creative compromise.

A self-proclaimed DIY dude, Pat decided to do away with professional interior designers and architects and independently transformed his formerly purely masculine condo unit to accommodate Peachy’s more feminine style before they said their “I dos.” Their space is predominantly black and white, with chrome and steel interspersed with floral and vintage touches. The Martires home is indeed proof that opposites not only attract, but can also lead to a creative collaboration.

Original article by Kathleen Valle. Styling by Issa Villar. Photographed by Miguel Nacianceno.

Read the original article (“Great Shot”) in the May 2011 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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