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A Traditional Home Gets A Scandinavian Upgrade

Cool colors, varying textures, and furniture pieces in clean lines do the trick

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Original Article: Tisha Alvarez Photography: Michael Angelo Chua Styling: Dagny Madamba Interior Designer: Iriss Mangio

Designer Iriss Mangio thought she had an impossible job ahead of her when the owner of a modern-meets-traditional home wanted a Scandinavian look without doing any repainting. “Ang una niyang pinakita sa akin is Scandinavian. She wanted clean colors, marble, a touch of pink, and then black and white,” says Iriss.

Nung unang tiningnan ko yung picture with the house, sabi ko impossible kasi hindi puwede i-repaint. But I tried my best to find furniture pieces na babagay sa theme niya na at the same time, hindi magca-clash du’n sa house. Kailangan ko sila mapagtagpo.”

But make the two styles meet, she did. Iriss picked out pieces in clean lines following the client’s color palette. A few touches of color like blush were also added. For contrast, she put in a bit of gold, silver, and black. Fuzzy throws and other similar textures made the space more inviting. Her secret to marrying the two styles successfully? Being consistent and deliberate when putting pieces together.

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Read the original article ("Middle Ground") in the April 2017 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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