This One-Bedroom Condo Home Looks Just Like Your Neighborhood Coffee Shop
JPMADMAN Design and Build aced the modern-industrial look the client wanted
Before the rise in popularity of the wood and white combo, many were drawn into the coffee shop aesthetic which features industrial elements, wood, and sometimes, darker tones. It’s cozy yet edgy, and this is what JPMADMAN Design and Build was able to accomplish in this 37sqm, one-bedroom condo in Quezon City.
“The client is into the modern-industrial theme and wants the vibe of a relaxing café. To achieve this, we used stripped-back architectural details like wood, concrete, bricks, and metals to make the unit look like it’s unfinished yet cohesive and sleek,” explains the design team. Given the size of the unit, areas were defined using the chosen materials, with a glass partition separating the kitchen from the living area. “It was designed in a way that the owners will feel like they’re in a café but at the same time feel like it’s their home. We made every corner of the unit usable and essential so that no space is wasted,” they add.
Take a peek inside the modern-industrial space below:
You’ll instantly get the industrial feel the moment you step inside because of the fabricated metal wire mesh that serves as an accent wall. The design team also added shelves made of black and metal pipes around the unit as these complement the overall look.
To complete the café vibe, the dining area is furnished with high chairs, a bar table, and an industrial-inspired lighting piece. The designers also installed a big mirror to create an illusion of bigger space while the shelving on one side is meant to house the owner’s mug collection.
It’s no secret that adding black touches in the home is a risk as it might result in a gloomy and uninviting space. As seen in this unit, pairing it with wooden touches, neutral colors, and adding textures can help avoid this so you can still get that welcoming feel.
Compact yet striking, kitchen has cabinets painted in black to match the theme. For the backsplash, the designers chose brick tiles to go with the industrial vibe.
Living and Kitchen Areas
A metal glass partition separates the living area from the kitchen and dining areas. Opting for glass helps maintain the openness of the unit and keeps it from looking cramped.
Anchored by a patterned area rug, the living area is furnished with a gray leather sofa and a metal coffee table. The sofa has a removable foam so the owners can use it if they want to sit on the floor. Rustic-inspired wallpaper with a distressed effect is chosen for the wall behind the sofa to add texture. “To complete the area, we also installed an accent Edison spider mood lighting to add to the industrial look and relaxing ambiance of the area,” the design team explains.
To define the other side of the living area, the designers installed brick wallpaper to create an accent wall. They also incorporated concrete and wood laminates as these are easier to maintain compared to real ones.
To give the owners a relaxing and comfortable private space, the design team had to come up with the best possible layout for the room. “We changed the location of the bed to give way to the study and workstation of the client,” they share.
Aside from the shelves that mirror those added in the common areas, the workstation is completed with a customized desk that matches the wooden laminates used around the unit. According to the design team, it was specially made for the client’s gaming computer.
The headboard of the bed is located near the door to make the most of the wall. To achieve a cohesive look, the designers used the same wallpaper seen in the living area.
A fabricated wire mesh defines one end of the bedroom. Beside it is a wardrobe cabinet installed with a full-length mirror to make the room look bigger than it really is.
“The bathroom walls painted in gray match the aesthetic and mood of the modern industrial look,” share the designers. To complete the T&B, they also installed a wooden countertop, a matte black faucet, and a smaller version of the metal shelf to hold essentials. Instead of the usual lighting, the design team installed a black droplight in the bathroom as well.
Get in touch with JPMADMAN Design and Build through email at jpmadmandesignandbuild[at]gmail.com. You can also follow them on Instagram at @jpmadmandesignbuild and Youtube: JPMADMAN Design and Build.
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