Array
Houses

A 1950s Apartment Gets a Transformation

Vintage, artistic, and quirky finds make up this three-storey duplex

Shares
Original Article: Bubbles Salvador Photography: Miguel Nacianceno Pictorial Direction: Nat M. Clave Styling: Dagny Madamba and Tala Singson

Artist, UP College of Fine Arts faculty member, and industrial designer Ninel Constantino’s home is a recently renovated old apartment located in a quiet street in Quezon City. The three-storey duplex, which she now shares with her brother, Red Constantino, was formerly her lola’s home during the 1950s.

The ground floor serves as Ninel’s studio—it is roomy and stretches all the way to the two-car garage. This is so she has enough space to look at her paintings from a distance and spread out her canvases. It has a small sitting area where she heads to during breaks. On the second floor is her cozy living area with several art pieces from family and friends on display. Just a few steps away is the mostly wood-decorated dining area and across it is the kitchen with yellow and black cabinets.

Ninel’s bedroom is located at the third floor. Just like the rest of the house, it is sprinkled with old, upcycled, and artistic items, like the vintage dimsum cart that now serves as her bed stand. “The way I planned the house is the way I knew myself. Alam ko paano ako mabuhay, ano yung routines ko, ano yung important sa akin. Ganun ko pinlano, kaya sobrang saya ko,” finishes Ninel.

Read the original article ("Industrial Revolution") in the February 2014 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Latest Stories

6 Reasons Why Southerners Love BF Homes

Get an inside scoop on what it's really like to live in the biggest subdivision in the Philippines

You Can Use These Household Items To Kill Cockroaches

Stay on top of your roach problem with the help of these items you probably already have at home

Feng Shui Tips for Choosing Your Front Door Color

The right hue can help you make a statement and bring good vibes into your home

You Can Use This Kitchen Staple When Organizing Christmas Decor

Here's why you should think twice before chucking this kitchen item to the trash

Keep Your Home Clean and Smelling Fresh Even If You Have Pets

Let these handy hints help you achieve a healthy, happy space for you and your furry friends

10 Clever Ways To Organize Your Bathroom

Keep bathroom clutter at bay with the help of these tips

Pantone’s Color of The Year is Here and We Love How Refreshing It Is

See you later, Millennial Pink and Ultra Violet!

These Neighborhoods Are Right Next to Beaches

Stay in relaxed mode every day in these gorgeous beachside residential developments

10 Ways to Fight Holiday Stress

Manage your schedule and enjoy the best of the season

The Latest Plant Decorating Trend You Need to Know About

We all know how to use plants and art to spruce up a space. Take it a step further by putting these two together.

Nature-Inspired Hues Liven Up This 60sqm Condo

You can almost hear the rustling of leaves inside this unit

How To Keep A Loft Cozy and Private

Achieve an airy and open space while maintaining your privacy
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!