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A 60sqm Townhouse with a Light-Hued Palette and Clean Lines

Streamlined, stylish fixtures and the absence of dark colors transform a tiny townhouse into a cozy and inviting private sanctum

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Original Article: Katherine Lopez Photography: Miguel Nacianceno Pictorial Direction: Gwyn GS Guanzon Styling: Wilan Dayrit Interior Designer: Wilan Dayrit

Space is always an important consideration for those living in the metropolis. That’s why when interior designer Wilan Dayrit was consigned to work on a 60sqm townhouse, his initial goal was to “make it bigger” and brighter. “[My clients are] very OC with having a clean house. You won’t actually spot alikabok in [their] house.”

Wilan’s solution to maximize the use of space and make a tiny confine appear bigger was to make everything streamlined. “Marami siyang gamit, but then, hindi yung nag-aagawan [sa space].  In such a small room, ang dami-daming kailangang i-fit. Yun yung talagang concern namin. And then, we tried to make it workable for the client,” says the designer.

The original dark flooring was also replaced with a more neutral one, one that’s lighter in shade, and the rest of the house’s interior followed suit: Cream, gold, and yellow became the primary swatches of the palette, punctuated by red, green, and white for the kids’ bedrooms. Different materials and textures—wood, marble, ceramics, and fabric—also came to play in this house that conveys an elegant yet still welcoming Asian flair.

Original article by Katherine Lopez. Styling by Wilan Dayrit. Pictorial direction by Gwyn GS Guanzon. Photographed by Miguel Nacianceno.

Read the original article ("Tale of a Tiny Townhouse") in the January-February 2011 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/real-living/id553158056?mt=8) now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details. 

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