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A Pinoy-Industrial Look for a Family’s Townhouse

The three-bedroom home designed by interior designer Angelo Aguilar features spaces meant for family gatherings and making space for the owners' passions

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Photography: Arvin Ramos Interior Designer: IDr. Angelo Aguilar

Family homes, though showcasing different interior styles, have one thing in common—each has a special space meant for family bonding. Whether it’s a den meant for movie nights, a living room for game nights, or a spacious dining room perfect for sharing meals—it’s the special spot in the home where everyone gathers to spend time together.

In designing this three-bedroom townhouse, interior designer Angelo Aguilar had to create that special spot. The owners specifically requested for a space where they can enjoy family activities. To accomplish this, the designer veered away from the typical living and dining layout by opting for a combined living and dining space where the family members can chat, share snacks, and just hang out. In addition to this, they want the entire second floor to be dedicated to the master bedroom, the master bathroom, and a walk-in closet, while the third floor will be allocated for the kids’ rooms. “For this project, I had to relocate the rooms since we need to reconfigure and change the layout of the interior of the house in order to meet the client’s requirements,” shares Angelo.

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Aside from revisiting the townhouse’s original layout, the designer also had to give the owners ample storage and give the house a refreshed aesthetic. Based on the owners’ hobbies, the Pinoy industrial look is the best choice – with just the right balance of homey vibes and striking visual elements. Speaking of striking, the man of the house’s motorbike is on display near the entrance as well. How’s that for making a lasting impression?

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See the rest of the townhouse below:

Entryway


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Near the entrance is a mini bar furnished with a wall-mounted table and a pair of black barstools. Above the bar is a cabinet where the family’s collection of toys, tumblers and [email protected] are stored.


A few steps from the bar is the husband’s motorcycle on display. It works well with the industrial aesthetic of the home as it adds an edgy appeal to the space.

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Living and Dining Areas


One of the first things you’ll notice in the combined living and dining space is the available storage nooks. Angelo made sure they have ample storage to keep clutter at by installing a wall-to-wall cabinet.

To keep it from looking to plain, the designer incorporated open shelves where books, décor, and other essentials can be displayed. In terms of lighting, Angelo had dimmable track lights and RGB LED strips installed to allow the owners to adjust the ambiance of the space.

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“To achieve the Filipino-industrial look, the flooring is render cement with topcoat finish and we used red bricks for the walls,” says Angelo. A glass divider separates the living and dining space from the entryway while serving as the backdrop for the inviting Chesterfield sofa.

Meanwhile for the dining area, the old dining table was refurbished and paired with metal chairs to match the industrial look. A wall-mounted TV can be seen on the right so the family can watch TV while enjoying meals.

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Powder Room


Going with the industrial theme, the powder room has walls and flooring in render cement with topcoat finish. Angelo made sure even the smallest details go with the interior style as seen on the mirror, wooden shelf, and the industrial lamp that doubles as an accent piece.

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Kitchen


According to Angelo, they had to replace the existing kitchen cabinets to give the cooking area a new look. Laminated marine plywood was used to build all the cabinets in the kitchen while black galaxy granite tiles were chosen as materials for the countertop.

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The refrigerator showcases the family’s collection of ref magnets from their trips abroad. Above it, Angelo displayed a lighted letter box spelling the world ‘eat,’ which is perfect for the space.

Master Bedroom


The four-poster bed helps create the hotel-like feel the owners wanted to achieve in their bedroom. Since the finishes already have dark tones, opting for light-colored sheets help create a balanced look.

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The designer shares that the owners requested to have a his and hers nooks in the bedroom. Beside the bed is the husband’s mini home office complete with shelves and an office chair.


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At the foot of the bed is the wife’s nook – a dresser with shelves for her essentials and a comfy chair. For the room’s entertainment wall, the designer used vinyl wood panel as it’s lightweight and easy to install.

Master Bathroom


“For the master bathroom, we had to demolish and reconfigure the layout in order to achieve the hotel-like look,” says Angelo. A combination of gray travertine and wood tiles are seen in the shower area while non-skid gray tiles were used as flooring.

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In addition to the his-and-hers sinks, the private space also features a quartz countertop, a laminated wood storage cabinet, and a mirror panel that conceals the owners’ toiletries and medicines.

Walk-in Closet


Since the entire second floor houses the couple’s rooms, Angelo had enough room to carve out a walk-in closet. It also has a his-and-hers wardrobes and a shelving unit to showcase the wife’s bag collection. The designer made sure to add a sliding door mirror (not seen in photo) to help create an illusion of bigger space.

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Third Floor Landing


A lovely family tree spruces up the wall leading to the third floor of the townhouse.

Second Bedroom


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The colors used are easy on the eyes, adding to the bright and airy feel of the bedroom. Since the occupant loves watching movies, framed movie posters were used as wall accents.


Soundproofing came into play in designing the third floor since the eldest son plays the drums. For his room, he has a spacious desk for studying, a pin board to display photos, and enough storage for his belongings including his onw walk-in closet (seen on the right).

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Third Bedroom


The youngest son’s bedroom has a pull-out bed so that his friends or cousins can sleep over anytime. He also has display shelves for his toy collection and favorite things.


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The study area is separated from the sleeping area with a mesh divider that still allows natural light to stream into the space.

Third Floor Bathroom


Angelo also had to reconfigure the third floor T&B since it’s a shared bathroom. “We also replaced the old bathroom tiles and the old shower enclosure to match the new look of the house,” he says. Aside from making sure each son gets his own sink, the designer also installed additional cabinets for storing towels and toiletries.

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Ready for your own home makeover? Get in touch with interior designer Angelo Aguilar through email at acga.designs[at]gmail.com. You can also follow ACGA Designs on Facebook.

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