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A 68sqm Apartment Full of Quirky and Travel Finds

Collecting objects can actually work minus the cluttered look

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Original Article: Chinggay Labrador Photography: Dairy Darilag Styling: Dagny Madamba and Paula de Guzman Interior Designer: Arlin Roque-Andres

You could say graphic designer Lizza Gutierrez is a design inspiration. After all, it’s rare to find someone who hasn’t bought anything for her home. You read that right—she managed to skirt her way through new purchases and fill her one-bedroom apartment with old pieces rich in history, souvenirs from her travels, and other artsy accessories that reflect her personality.

Timing had a hand in her big move. The time she was convinced to move into her own place was the same time that her parents decided to sell the family home. With a hoarder for a mom, Lizza found a convenient place to “shop” for furniture pieces—her parents’ abode.

With the help of interior designer Arlin Roque-Andres, they were able to plot in advance where to place the old pieces and what to do with them for a refreshing take. The collaboration resulted in an apartment filled to the brim with stylish vignettes showcasing hints of local flavor and Lizza’s personal preferences, each telling a story of its own. Take inspiration from how she displayed her personal belongings while highlighting the design style she wanted in the gallery.

Read the original article ("Curated With Care") in the May 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.

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