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A Loft-Type Bachelor Pad Found Inside a Family Home

The owner worked with interior designer Erika Uichanco to transform an ordinary bedroom into a remarkable, condo-like personal space

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Photography: Jilson Tiu Pictorial Direction: Gab Buganan Interior Designer: Erika Uichanco

One look at the photo above and you’ll think that we’re featuring a condo unit. Would you believe that it’s a loft-type bedroom found in a spacious family home? “When we renovated the house, I thought it would be great to explore my design interests and apply it into my own room. I really wanted to incorporate my personality and lifestyle into the interiors,” shares LA. To help him turn his plans for the space into a sanctuary he can proudly call his own, LA worked with interior designer Erika Uichanco. After visiting the site and exchanging pegs with each other, the two identified the areas to be included in the bedroom. “The client was very hands-on with the project. He already knew that he liked a lot of blacks and a lot of plants to be incorporated into the design. He also suggested that we do his initials as his shoe display ledge. Knowing this, I was very confident that the design process would go smoothly as he already knew what he wanted and I was here to help him design it in the best way,” says Erika.

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The room, which measures around 55 to 60sqm (including the walk-in closet and bathroom), highlights a cozy take on the industrial style with a masculine appeal. The designer based the design on a non-traditional masculine style, pairing dark hues with soft neutral colors and adding lots of greenery. Even with dark finishes and elements, the space doesn’t look cramped at all—thanks to the high ceiling and large windows that let in natural light. Completing the look are the red brick wallpaper used on the walls, wooden touches, and mix of leather and velvet fabrics used for the furniture. Aside from sourcing from different stores, it also helped that LA’s family owns a newly established furniture design studio. “I was not limited to the furniture pieces readily available in the market and I was able to create the furniture I envisioned—from the material and color, to the texture, size, and [down to the tiniest] detail,” he shares.

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