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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.

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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