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An Eclectic Industrial Starter Home

This newlywed’s one-bedroom unit is a feast for the eyes with its imaginative design and great use of available space

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Original Article: Chinggay Labrador Photography: Ocs Alvarez Styling: Gwyn GS Guanzon

The Magbanua family's 68sqm starter home is a feast for the eyes – from the heady mix of eclectic pieces, industrial elements, to the art that lines their walls. Yet it still has a surprising amount of practicality for such an inventively designed home. The space was decorated by Pat’s mother, Jo-ann Maglipon, as a gift to the couple.

The home’s overall design theme is based on a lamp from Amsterdam, made of metal, wheels, and wood with roots in modern art – a design that adapted wonderfully in their one bedroom unit. Around the home, metal pipes are exposed, giving the space an industrial and gritty feel. It’s then balanced by wood’s natural warmth in the furnishings to its storage spaces, with the added whimsy of eclectic art pieces – from murals on tanguile panels, commissioned wall sculptures, prints, and transparent metalwork. The end result is a SoHo loft combined with the unique quirky quality of an Old Manila home.

Original article by Chinggay Labrador. Styling by Gwyn GS Guanzon. Photographed by Ocs Alvarez.

Read the original article ("Gulong, Kahoy, Lata") in the June 2008 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/real-living/id553158056?mt=8) now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details. 

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