Array
Houses

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

Shares
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. 

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Latest Stories

5 Antipolo Communities That Will Make You Feel At Home

These neighborhoods provide a restful lifestyle while still allowing you to stay close to the city

10 Reasons Why Circuit Makati is Your Next Favorite Weekend Destination

You can shop, enjoy good food, look for new furniture, and even exercise with your pets!

6 Reasons Why Southerners Love BF Homes

Get an inside scoop on what it's really like to live in the biggest subdivision in the Philippines

Julia Barretto Shares An Update on Her Home

Work is almost done on the multi-storey property

9 Common Mistakes Homebuyers Make

Proper research and taking note of your finances can help you make the most of this milestone

10 Interesting Pedestrian Walkways in Metro Manila

Some feature murals and captivating colors

You Can Use These Household Items To Kill Cockroaches

Stay on top of your roach problem with the help of these items you probably already have at home

Feng Shui Tips for Choosing Your Front Door Color

The right hue can help you make a statement and bring good vibes into your home

You Can Use This Kitchen Staple When Organizing Christmas Decor

Here's why you should think twice before chucking this kitchen item to the trash

8 Cleaning Services You Can Book Before the New Year

Clean out this year's clutter with the help of the pros

Keep Your Home Clean and Smelling Fresh Even If You Have Pets

Let these handy hints help you achieve a healthy, happy space for you and your furry friends

10 Clever Ways To Organize Your Bathroom

Keep bathroom clutter at bay with the help of these tips
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!