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Shabby Chic style completes a 30sqm Apartment

Entrepreneur Beam Mariano fills her studio unit with sweet pastels, recycled pieces, and DIY touches

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Original Article: Kathleen Valle Photography: Vincent Coscolluela Pictorial Direction: Dagny Madamba

Working on do-it-yourself or DIY home projects can be easier than you think. More importantly, arts and crafts can brighten up any space, just as entrepreneur Beam Mariano’s own handmade pieces lent a personalized feel to her 30sqm bachelorette pad. Located on the top floor of a walk-up apartment building, she calls her studio unit a “labor of love” and explains that every nook and cranny has a story to tell.

The room was once rented by a group of male students that scribbled on many of the surfaces, much to the dismay of the neat and organized Beam. Once the contract ended, she turned everything around by giving the space a makeover and turning it into a second home and home office. Since she had to paint the walls, put up the wallpaper and apply the vinyl flooring herself, it took her four months to finish the renovation. 

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Original article by Kathleen Valle. Pictorial direction by Dagny Madamba. Photographed by Vincent Coscolluela.

Read the original article (“Pretty Pursuits”) in the June 2013 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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