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East meets West in this 75sqm unit

Chinese celadon jars and Scandinavian chairs make for a delightful fusion in this tranquil space

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Original Article: Katherine Lopez Photography: Jun Pinzon Styling: Issa Villar Interior Designer: Lisa Salvador

Ideas can spark from anywhere—magazines and books, one’s style preferences, the expert advice from a professional can lead to an inspired abode that truly reflects one’s individualism. And with interior designer Lisa Salvador, the design of her client’s Makati 75sqm condo unit came from celadon wares. “She didn't give me any clue about what she wanted,” admits Lisa. “All she said was, ‘I have a lot of celadon wares.’ I picked that up as a design inspiration for the entire condo unit.”

Lisa describes the unit's look as a mix of Asian and European styles, combining her client's celadon wares and her own "obsession" with Scandinavian designer Hans Wegner's Wishbone Chair during that time. "It's like a mix and match. It looks like a period style na it has European items with a twist of Asian," says Lisa.

Storage and space always pose a challenge in any condo unit, so Lisa made sure there was enough—for instance, in the living room, the television sits on tiers of shelves that are concealed by a sliding door. The calming color palette of beige, oatmeal, and Tiffany blue was also key in achieving the unit's polished vibe, keeping it from looking claustrophobic. The final look is one that’s certainly a refuge from the urban jungle, a cohesive blend of Asian-European flair.

Original article by Katherine Lopez. Styling by Issa Villar. Photographed by Jun Pinzon.

Read the original article (“Chinoiserie Chic) in the March 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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