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This 60sqm House is a Serene Haven in Kamuning, Quezon City

With the owners requesting for a simple yet elegant space, Ar. IDr. Ysa Ong Sitco designed a minimalist-inspired home that's spacious, comforting, and perfect for family bonding

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Photography: OLA Interior Photography Architect: Ar. Robert Ong Sitco, Jr. Interior Designer: Ar. IDr. Ysa Ong Sitco of Iztilo Interiors

Whether you love shopping for home finds or you simply know the ins and outs of Quezon City, chances are, you know how the neighborhood of Kamuning can get really busy. Perhaps this is the reason why the owners of this house located in the same area in QC wanted to have a calming home where they can relax and tune out the sound of the city.

“The minimalist interior style was used in this home considering the small space. Neutral colors were used for the base palette and accent colors were used all throughout the design. Simple décor, bare spaces, streamlined furnishings, and clean lines radiate in every side of the interior,” explains Ar. IDr. Ysa Ong Sitco of Iztilo Interiors.

The finished home not only looks bigger than 60sqm, you wouldn’t think its frontage measures only four meters, too. “This project is a designer’s dream because the client gave me freedom to design the space however I see fit,” Ysa says.

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Take a peek inside the home below:

Living Area


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The living area has a calm and welcoming ambiance, making it ideal for spending time with the family. To spruce it up, Ysa added a teal accent wall which also serves as the home’s accent piece. The accent wall is flanked by wood textures on both sides to add warmth to the space.

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Simple and clean, the entertainment wall showcases a mix of white and wood touches, with a console in a similar palette serving as storage. Beside the entertainment wall is Ysa’s favorite piece in the home, the dining wall. “It’s aesthetically design and has storage, too. Any storage that is aesthetically hidden is a great design hack in every home,” the designer explains.

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Dining Area


According to Ysa, the home’s interior had exposed columns on the wall. She concealed it by turning it into wood column accents flanking the dining wall.

To balance out the color of the wooden textures used on the dining wall, the designer chose a dining set in a dark wood color. Opting for chairs with slim silhouettes helps keep the airy feel of the dining area as well.

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Kitchen


When it comes to creating impact in the kitchen, you can never go wrong with your choice of backsplash. In this cooking area, the marble material gives the space a timeless yet contemporary appeal, balancing out the wood.

First Bedroom


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Mirroring the look of the living area, the first bedroom features a muted color palette and a wall accent that calls to mind the teal accent wall. “White cabinet doors were used so it won’t look too heavy in the small space,” says Ysa.


Who says you can’t carve out a vanity nook in a compact bedroom? Clever use of space can get the job done. Instead of pairing it with a chair, you can take your cue from this setup by getting an upholstered stool instead.

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First Bathroom


In this bathroom, Ysa used the same marble material used in the kitchen. By combining it with white tiles, she was able to turn the T&B into a streamlined private space. The accessories and shower enclosure with black outlines also add a modern vibe to the bathroom.

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Second Bedroom


 

More spacious than the first bedroom, this sleeping space has a “more feminine approach to the minimalist interior style” according to the designer. Using pink as accent color, it also maximizes neutrals and wooden touches. By making the most of the available space, Ysa was able to create a mini seating area where the occupants can watch TV or enjoy quick snacks before calling it a day.

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The gray accent wall on the headboard was completed with a wood wall design that highlights the bedside pendant light and hanging bedside table. The designer chose to have an elevated bed so the space underneath can be used as storage.


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By thoughtfully placing the arch mirror beside the closet, Ysa gave the occupants a semi-walk-in closet since they can easily check how each outfit looks before heading out.

Second Bathroom


 

While the same marble material was used in this T&B, Ysa was able to differentiate it from the first bathroom by adding a quirky tile pattern as an accent inside the shower area. The accessories and shower enclosure showcase a more minimalist aesthetic as well.

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Ready for your own makeover? You can get in touch with Iztilo Interiors through email at iztilointeriors[at]gmail.com. You can also follow them on Facebook: facebook.com/iztilointeriors and Instagram: instagram.com/iztilointeriors.

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