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A Three-Bedroom Townhouse with French Accents

After experimenting with various themes, stylist Pam Quinones finally settles down in her personal space with neo-classic French pieces and solid shades of black, white, and gray

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Original Article: Tisha Alvarez Photography: Miguel Nacianceno Pictorial Direction: Arlene Sy

As someone who works in and with fashion every day, stylist Pam Quinones is no stranger to mixing and matching contrasting looks. Yet, after seeing her friend’s carefully decorated flat, Pam finally decided that she had had enough of her three-bedroom townhouse’s design schizophrenia—a frustrating confluence of Mediterranean and retro modern. “I wanted the overall look to be French but a mix of old and new, intriguing yet welcoming and not have it look like a museum,” says Pam.

The renovation required Pam to search for the style that best suited her lifestyle and personality. Determining her home’s palette was easy, as Pam has always been drawn to black, white, and gray. “They are my favorite colors when it comes to fashion. They remind me of the chic women on the streets of Paris.” When it came to décor, lighting, and furniture, Pam highlights these: a 70s large black sofa from the US that she had reupholstered, distressed wooden pieces, an Arte Espanol chandelier, and lighting fixtures befitting a “high-end fashion boutique.” “Finding the perfect light fixtures was a huge challenge. It took me weeks. Matching the style to the size of the ceiling to the wattage of the bulb to its color was like solving a puzzle,” she says. “I’ve come to terms with some limitations, one being not all lighting options planned were possible due to the building’s structure. I had to let go and search for new options.” 

Original article by Tisha Alvarez. Pictorial direction by Arlene Sy. Photographed by Miguel Nacianceno. 

Read the original article ("French Revolution”) in the June 2009 issue of Real Living Magazine. To download a digital copy of Real Living Magazine, visit Summit Newsstand at https://summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living. 

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