Array
Houses

A Couple’s Four-Storey Industrial Home

A distinct New York feel defines this newlywed's dwelling

Shares
Original Article: Cecile Jusi-Baltasar Photography: Michael Angelo Chua Styling: Dagny Madamba and Tala Singson Interior Designer: Jiselle Yu

This couple’s open-layout, industrial-style home is a prime example of how a variety of materials and ideas can work to come up with a dwelling that’s different yet laid-back and textural yet feminine.

All these and more were achieved with the help of interior designer Jiselle Yu, who happens to be no stranger to the concept. In fact, she just came from a trip to New York when she started working on this project. Set against mostly white walls and cement finish for the floors, the bricks, leather, wood, and metal elements cohesively come together for a masculine design that appeals to the owners. With seventy percent of the furniture custom-made by Direction, a furniture company, they were able to maximize every nook and cranny and achieve the exact look they wanted for several parts of this industrial haven.

The second level of the home is where the living and dining areas are, plus the kitchen, the area that was tweaked the most. Since the man of the house loves to cook, modifications were made to create one big area and to cater to how he cooks—from where the spices are placed, down to the kitchen appliances he needs.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

On the third floor is the master bedroom, where a wall was put up to create space for a walk-in closet. The fourth level houses the guest bedroom, which mirrors the gender-neutral spaces of the house and the style sensibilities of the master bedroom. Plus, there’s a gym for the lady of the house, too. It's definitely a place the couple would want to come home to every single day.

Read the original article ("Cool Compromise") in the September 2016 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App. Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.

Foyer

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Latest Stories

7 Plants That Can Help You Keep Dengue Away

You need to do more than just plant them outside your home

Make Your Home Smell Like a Fancy Hotel for Less Than P700!

Shop for scented candles, room sprays, and more essentials while maintaining your budget

10 Things You Need to Clean to Avoid a Stinky Home

We tend to overlook how scent contributes to the first impression our house makes on guests �" or on us!

5 Organizing Ideas We Can Learn from this Family Home in San Juan

This home doesn't just have picture-perfect rooms. Let it inspire you to get organized.

Amoy Kulob at Mabaho? Here Are Ways to Keep Your Home Smelling Fresh

Because a beautiful house needs to smell good, too

Those School Buildings We Grew Up With Are Called Gabaldons

The President recently signed a law that mandates their conservation

These Are The Reasons Why You Have a Messy Home

Manage the clutter in your house with these tips from an interior designer

Which One is Best for Your Home: A Diffuser or A Humidifier?

Here is a quick guide between a diffuser and humidifier to help you decide which one is better for your space

6 Convincing Reasons Why It's Better to Rent Than Buy a Home

Paying monthly dues is less stressful compared to managing real estate taxes

9 Affordable Ways to Give Your Kitchen Cabinets a Makeover

Updating the look of your cabinets can greatly improve the overall ambiance of your kitchen

Is Your House Making You Sick?

Household pollutants may cause respiratory diseases and other health problems

These Cozy Laundromats Offer Good Food and Coffee, Too

These well-thought-out spaces are making us look forward to laundry day!
Load More Stories

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