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A 32sqm Eclectic Moroccan Condo Unit in Pasay

Giving the interior designer free rein worked wonders for this couple’s sanctuary in the city

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Original Article: Katherine Lopez Photography: Dairy Darilag Styling: Paula de Guzman Interior Designer: Carlo Mecate

For designers, it’s always a joy to work with clients who entrust them with their ideas and expertise. Interior designer Carlo Mecate experienced just that when he worked on this client’s condo unit. The homeowner, who happens to be a lawyer, shares this 32sqm one-bedroom unit with her entrepreneur husband.

Strategically located near the homeowner’s office and commercial establishments in Pasay, the unit was transformed into an “eclectic meets Moroccan” haven for two. The designer based the aesthetics on the bespoke patchwork sofa found in the living room. From there, he was able to come up with tasteful design decisions for the other areas of the home.

Inspired by this well-designed, compact space? The designer suggests planning ahead, taking note of measurements, and choosing regular-sized furniture to create the illusion of more space in a small area. See how all these were applied in this relaxing abode for two in the photos below.

Read the original article ("Just Right") in the May 2016 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.

Foyer

The designer used blue all over—it’s the homeowner’s favorite color and her lone request for Carlo’s consideration.

Living Area

A refreshingly eclectic living area is achieved through the use of different seating pieces. The other pieces in the space, such as the oval coffee table, round rope ottoman, and wood-and-metal shelving (all from Mav Furniture), complete the look.

To see more of Mav Furniture's pieces, click here.

Living Area

One part of the living room showcases the travel photos of the residents, and a framed dragonfly accent, which happens to be another favorite of the homeowner.

Living Area

These caged droplights combine both form and function in the living room.

Living Area

A blue, upholstered accent chair offers a comfortable seating option for the couple or their guests.

Kitchen and Dining Areas

To make the most of the unit’s space, the kitchen and dining areas serve double duty. The counter, for instance, also serves as the dining table. The designer added more shelves and ledges to the existing kitchen cabinets which came with the turned-over unit.

Kitchen Detail

Tiles in different shades add dimension to the kitchen’s walls.

Master Bedroom

Deviating from the blue color scheme of the home is the master bedroom, where the red-and-maroon wallpaper serves as the backdrop for the queen-sized bed and side table (both from Mav Furniture). Lending a personal touch to the space are the couple’s travel photos on the shelf above the bed.

Master Bedroom

These pink flowers lend a refreshing, feminine touch to the space.

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