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A Bachelor Pad turned into a Family Home

Fresh coats of paint and new furniture pieces transform a 140sqm condo unit

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Original Article: Tisha Alvarez-Angluben Photography: Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions Styling: Dagny Madamba

Giving your home a makeover can be as easy as making a few changes. Nobody knows this better than Jardine and Gen Gerodias who prove that repainting walls and replacing furniture can be just as effective as a complete renovation. Together, the couple changed Jardine's bachelor pad into a home fit for a small family.

Red, green and blue walls were painted over with white to give the condo a more mature and put-together feel. Gen explains that they originally chose a white and brown color scheme but they soon found it too dull. To enliven the space, they chose surprising pops of color, such as a reupholstered purple sofa and a red table in the living room, colorful pillows against a cushy camel couch in the den, a custom-made sky blue frame surrounding a large flat-screen TV, a bright-hued, contemporary painting in the dining area, and a customized bookshelf in primary colors that Jardine designed himself. "Since both of us are fans of pop culture, he patterned it after Tetris. You can actually interchange it," explains Gen.

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Original article by Tisha Alvarez-Angluben. Styling by Dagny Madamba. Photographed by Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions.

Read the original article ("Along Came Gen") in the February 2013 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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