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Shades of Autumn and Oriental Accents in a Cozy Condo Unit

This Makati flat features fall’s vivid hues amidst an Asian setting

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Original Article: Tisha Alvarez Photography: Jun Pinzon Styling: Issa Villar Interior Designer: Bing Reyes

Unlike most Pinoy immigrants, homeowner Minda isn’t too fond of the winter season in the U.S. And so, to escape from those “harsh winter months,” this Chicago-based retired business owner decided to create a cozy sanctuary at the heart of bustling Makati, with the help of interior designer Bing Reyes. Her choice of location was influenced by its breezy accessibility to urban conveniences—everything is within walking distance—and the presence of two adjacent parks, “which is not a very common sight in a big city,” says Minda.

Since autumn is Minda’s favorite season, Bing worked around that theme, using a palette consisting of fall colors—“like green leaves turning a little dark, burnt oranges,” says Bing. The burnt orange couch already came with the unit—a stroke of serendipity, since it works well with the motif. The parquet floors were also left alone, while Bing added artworks by Van Tuico and Gani Lacson to brighten up the unit. For fixtures and furniture, the resulting mix is mostly Asian contemporary done in wood. Splashes of apple green and hints of deep purple round out the condo’s overall design.

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Original article by Tisha Alvarez. Styling by Issa Villar. Photographed by Jun Pinzon.

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 Read the original article (“Shades of Fall”) in the June 2007 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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