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A Minimalist Yet Functional Three Bedroom Home

After much trial and error, a family settles down with a look that’s completely theirs—streamlined, yet utterly livable and full of personality

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Original Article: Bubbles Salvador Photography: Dairy Darilag Pictorial Direction: Nat M. Clave Styling: Dagny Madamba and Paula de Guzman

Husband and wife Nicolo and Amylou Jonsay admit that they struggled to come up with their three-bedroom home's current look. “’Yung inspiration mo is out of desperation,” Nicolo says candidly. “Initially, we didn’t have this design in mind. We had a totally different design. Pinagbasehan namin actually ng design before was kung ano ‘yung alam namin,” he adds of their previous minimalist home. He says the problem with being minimalist was that the space was not livable. “It was just good in pictures, pero hindi mo magamit! We wanted to have a design na kahit may mga bata, magulo man siya or magulo man ang furniture, same pa rin. We wanted a livable house na nagagamit mo talaga, hindi ‘yung nakikita mo lang na maganda,” he adds.

After working with several designers, the Jonsays were ready to concede defeat since none of the designs really clicked with them. Then, by pure luck, Amylou stumbled upon a11 owner Eric Paras in Real Living. “One thing led to another. Bumili muna kami sa kanya para makapagsimula. We asked him to furnish the living room,” she says.

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Soon, the Jonsays found themselves decorating their space, one room after another. Taking their cue from a11’s pieces, the Jonsays are finally at home with a look that is personalized, functional, and aesthetically pleasing.

Read the original article ("Free Style") in the June 2014 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.

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