Array
Condos

East meets West in this 75sqm unit

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

Shares
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.

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Latest Stories

Clutter-Busting Organizers Below P300

Some are below P100! And you can get these organizers at your fave stores.

Here's How To Care For Your Non-Stick Pans So They'll Last Longer

Are you afraid that the non-stick surface on your pan might get scuffed off? Here's how to avoid that.

How To Create A Bedroom If You Live In a Studio Unit

There are several ways to create a private bedroom, even if there's no room at all!

Should You Switch to Natural Cleaning Products?

Are you ready to make the big change? Let this list help you decide.

Zanjoe Marudo Is Building A Rest House in Batangas

It will be finished in October

The Secret To A Beautiful Garden: Make A Focal Point

If a garden is a show, the focal point is the main act. Here's how to add interest to your own garden.

Do You Know What Food Items To Throw Out After A Power Outage?

Keep food safety a priority in times of natural disasters

7 Things To Remember When Buying Segunda Mano Items

This handy guide will help you enjoy your next trip to yourl local ukay-ukay or garage sale

5 Effective Tips on Maintaining a Minimalist Makeup Collection

You'll be surprised how easy it is to quit your hoarding habits!

We're Crushing on this Calming 34sqm Condo Unit in BGC

It has a soothing color palette that will make you feel like you're in a park

Boring Bookshelves? Use These Accessories To Jazz Them Up

Don't just load your bookshelves with books; add accessories and decor for visual interest

How Do You Find The Right Architect For Your Dream Home?

Here's how to choose the best professional to help you achieve your dream house
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!