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A 1960s-style Building turned into a Stylish Rest House

Mid-century modern furniture and vintage pieces leave a lasting impression in this Antipolo vacation home.

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Original Article: Katherine Lopez Photography: Toto Labrador Interior Designer: Wilmer Lopez of WLopez Designs

A rest house should always make one feel relaxed and comfortable. However, when interior designer Wilmer Lopez and Thor Balanon moved into their Antipolo weekend home in 2001, the 1960s-style place was too dark and cramped. The gloomy color palette made the already limited area look even smaller – far from the ideal of a bright, airy and spacious sanctuary. To transform the space, the couple decided that a total makeover was necessary.

In the four months that it took to complete the renovation, the couple visited the property three times a week to oversee the construction. The small windows were replaced with large ones that would let the sunlight in and provide cross-ventilation for the entire house. To make the space appear bigger than it really is and to emphasize the 1960s charm of the structure, they also decided to gut out the ceiling and add trusses, as well as a storage loft. They opted for a muted neutral color palette and mid-century modern furniture pieces made from bleached wood. An antique gramophone, old radios, World War II-themed soldier dolls, and framed retro posters lend a vintage feel to the structure.

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Original article by Katherine Lopez. Photographed by Toto Labrador.

Read the original article ("Weekend Warriors") in the April 2010 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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