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Eclectic Asian Design Livens Up a Single Bedroom Condo

Varied Asian elements transform a typical condo unit into a well-coordinated home

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Original Article: Amillah Rodil Photography: Ocs Alvarez Styling: Issa Villar Interior Designer: Joel Navarro, Oliver Menor, and Charisse Puentespina

Businesswoman Mary Anne was eager to give her comfortable but generic condo unit a majestic make-over – so much so that she had no qualms about giving full creative control to her interior designers. With a generous budget, interior designers Joel Navarro, Oliver Menor, and Charisse Puentespina transformed Mary Anne’s space into a well-coordinated home full of character.

Inspired by heirloom pieces that Mary Anne owned, the designers chose an Asian theme for the unit. With an antique Chinese trunk and wardrobe as the starting point, the place that once had the usual beige walls, parquet floors and beautiful but mismatched furniture was transformed into a space of balance and harmony, infused with elements of Asian culture. Warm earth tones, unified dark wood furniture and wooden panels, accent colors, design pieces from all over Asia, like a bell from Burma and wood carvings from Chang Mai, all blended together to form a beautifully designed home fit for the owner of the space.

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Original article by Amillah Rodil. Styling by Issa Villar. Photographed by Ocs Alvarez.

Read the original article (“Designer’s Choice”) in the March 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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