This One-Bedroom Condo Unit Has Its Own Mini Loft

With proper space planning, design consultant Euzon John Catayong was able achieve a relaxing home and deliver the convertible bedroom the owner wanted

Photography: Gio Oliva Design Consultant: Euzon John Catayong | Decor By Style Studio Imagineering Inc.

While some think designing small spaces is easier, homeowners and design professionals would tell you the exact opposite. After all, compact spaces would require you to prioritize a few areas and find spots for your belongings. Suffice to say, proper space planning is key in maximizing small homes.

In designing this 41.5sqm one-bedroom unit, design consultant Euzon John Catayong had to make sure it will look bigger while allotting a space for the owner’s work area. “It was really tricky because the unit has a drop ceiling and evident beams,” he shares with

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Since the owner wanted a bedroom where sleep and work can co-exist, the design consultant decided to bring in a loft-type bed that goes with the unit’s Mid-century-meets-Scandinavian aesthetic. To achieve his plan for the space, measurements were thoroughly noted—especially the space from the floor to the ceiling.


After the renovation period, the owner got the requested bedroom/workspace hybrid as well as a functional space that’s perfect for entertaining friends and savoring some alone time.

Take a peek inside the one-bedroom unit with mini loft below:

Kitchen and Dining Areas

Upon entrance to the unit, guests will immediately see the kitchen on the right and a hallway leading to the dining and living areas. Wooden fluted walls define different areas of the unit, adding to its aesthetic appeal.

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A tall mirror was added near the door which also helps create the illusion of a taller space.



An elegant backsplash livens up the compact yet organized cooking area that’s completed with a mix of floating and modular cabinets. The design consultant went for an all-white look to keep within the Scandinavian style. Though not seen in the photo, the kitchen also serves as the laundry area as it’s where the washer is kept.

Dining Area


To match the striking lighting pieces, a four-seater dining set in white Calacatta marble with stainless steel metal legs complete the dining area. Euzon then paired the table with anthracite textured dining chairs.

Living Area

A few steps from the dining area is the living area that also works as entertainment space. In addition to the wooden accent wall, Euzon also had a wide mirror installed to make the unit look bigger. “I used a color scheme that matches the client’s personality and taste. Even the carpet features an abstract design to add a bold touch,” the design consultant explains. 


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The floating modular white cabinet houses entertainment essentials and gadgets.

From this angle, the sliding door that separates the bedroom/workspace from the rest of the unit is seen. According to Euzon, this gives the owner privacy when needed. Meanwhile, most of the pieces in the living area can easily be moved such as the rattan stool and center table. “It helps make redecorating easier for the client as well as moving things around during special occasions,” he says. The sofa can be converted into a double bed, too.



The loft-type bed serves as the unit’s focal point as it looks inviting and functional. Under the sleeping area is an ergonomic desk paired with a wooden chair to maintain the aesthetic. The stairs leading to the bed double as drawers where shoes and clothes can be kept.


Aside from choosing a desk with storage nooks for work essentials, Euzon was also able to add small cabinets where the owner can keep other essentials and belongings.



Despite the size of the bathroom, Euzon was able to turn it into an elegant yet cozy space completed with top-notch bath fixtures, mirrored hanging cabinets, a glass enclosure, and stainless-steel accessories. The faux marble tiles give it a sophisticated appeal.

In addition to the faux marble tiles, the design consultant also used oakwood ceramic tiles in the shower area.


Ready to give your home a makeover? You can get in touch with design consultant Euzon John Catayong through email at ej_catayong[at] You can also call him at (0915) 726-9995.

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