Array
Condos

Exotic Style from around the World for a 2-Bedroom Condo

In this Makati bachelor pad, unique finds from Afghanistan, Jordan, Africa, and other countries are paired with natural materials and bold patterns

Shares
Original Article: Kathleen Valle Photography: Miguel Nacianceno Pictorial Direction: Dagny Madamba Interior Designer: Frenjick Quesada of Design H+Q

Interesting souvenirs from travel destinations can be used to personalize any space. In this two-bedroom condo in Makati, pieces from the homeowner’s work-related trips to Afghanistan, Jordan, Amman, and Africa remind him of breathtaking sights and unforgettable experiences. Made from natural materials and designed to have an earthy, organic feel, these furniture and furnishings also add international appeal to the bachelor pad.

For interior designer Frenjick Quesada of Design H+Q, the challenge was to draw inspiration from the homeowner’s favorite finds like the towering Afghan cabinet, colorful rugs, and cardboard cut-outs of cities from Japanese brand Muji. Aside from highlighting the beauty of these items, he explains that he had to find perfect pieces with the right color, textures, and patterns for an eclectic vibe. He shares that eclectic style can be compared to improvised acting – there is no script and you complete the look as you go along. Using this design theme has resulted in a charming space with effortless style.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Original article by Kathleen Valle. Pictorial direction by Dagny Madamba. Photographed by Miguel Nacianceno. 

Read the original article ("Out of Africa") in the August 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

10 Ways to Make Your Small Living Room Look Bigger and Better

Don't let the small space limit your creativity when it comes to decorating!

How to Pack a Suitcase Efficiently, Prevent Wrinkled Clothing

Especially if you're just bringing a carry-on!

7 Ways to Make Your Ceiling Look Higher Than It Actually Is

Take note of these decorating tricks to help you create the impression of a taller room.

Replacing This Home Appliance May Help You Save on Electricity

Sometimes, oldies are not necessarily goodies.

How to Fake Natural Light When Your Home Doesn't Have a Lot of Windows

Avoid dark, heavy window treatments and keep furniture away from windows.

A Look Inside Baby Baz Go's Playroom

Hand-painted details and captivating colors complete the room's whimsical woodland theme

10 Storage Ideas to Organize a Cluttered Bathroom

You don't need to stop at just shelves and baskets when organizing your bathroom.

A Filipino Family Based in Dubai Shares How Living With Less Made Them Happier

Minimalism is not just about having a clutter-free home, says the mom. It's also about having peace of mind.

There's a Secret Trick to Keeping a Small Kitchen Neat and Clean

Many of us instantly think it's difficult to work in a small kitchen.

How to Live With Less? Stop Buying Things Just Because It's on Sale for Starters

The journey toward minimalism can be challenging, but it will be worth it.

Look Forward to Laundry Day With These Nifty Hacks

Make this dreaded household chore more manageable with these must-dos

This 28sqm Studio Unit in Bacolod is Perfect for Staycations

The design team created a compact yet inviting small home with a warmth that matches the vibe of the City of Smiles
Load More Stories

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