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Compact Living in a Three-Storey Townhouse

Francesca de Guzman designs a highly efficient home with surprising twists of fancy

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Original Article: Kathleen Valle Photography: Miguel Nacianceno Styling: Coni Tejada Interior Designer: Francesca de Guzman

The beauty of Francesca de Guzman’s three-storey residence is that it was designed seemingly according to levels of privacy. On the first floor, you’ll find the guest bedroom and bathroom, and a hallway filled with framed works of art. On the second floor is the living area with space for lounging, dining, and doing a bit of office work. The entire third floor is devoted to the bedroom with his-and hers bathrooms.

An interior designer who has lived in different parts of the globe at one time or another, Francesca takes full advantage of natural light by installing glass windows and sliding glass doors all over the townhouse. She is particularly taken by the enclosed compact balcony on the second floor. It is here where she finds herself working sometimes, or just people-watching.

Though functionality reigns supreme above all, Francesca likes to play around with shapes and colors, matching the hardwood dining table with plastic Verner Panton chairs and putting splashes of orange and green amidst a gray and white scheme. The result is an efficient space with the right touch of fun and whimsy.

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Original article by Kathleen Valle. Styling by Coni Tejada. Photographed by Miguel Nacianceno. 

Read the original article (“Chic, Quirky, Cool”) in the April 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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