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Peacock Colors for a Young Couple’s One-bedroom Condo

In this high-rise unit in the city, modern furniture pieces are paired with interesting patterns

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Photography: Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions

How can you update a home filled with simple and basic furniture pieces? Interior designer Hannah Acab-Faustino recommends rich colors and graphic prints. She followed her own advice in designing this one-bedroom unit for a married couple in their thirties. While the condo is furnished with plain items, Hannah mixed things up with décor pieces in bright orange, vibrant blue, and other peacock-inspired shades. She also used artwork, pillows, rugs, and other details with eye-catching patterns.

Dining and Living Areas

Unlike most homes that open with a living room, guests are welcomed into this unit with a dining area. Although the dining and living areas have different patterns, the elements are tied together by neutral shades. Using the same colors helps create a consistent look.

Dining Area

Since the condo is so small, Hannah chose a four-seater round table that doesn’t take up too much space.  

Dining Table Detail

The dining table is topped with blue-and-white paisley-print table cloth and decorative pieces that have an exotic feel.

Dining Table Detail

The giraffe figures add a whimsical touch to the dining table for four.

Accent Wall

To make the most of the limited unit, Hannah also decorated the space between the dining and living areas. A framed peacock wall art hangs over a black console table. 

Console Table

The table is topped with books, a pair of mice figurines that can be used as paperweights, a chess set, and orange and blue décor.

Living Area

The living area is furnished with a dark gray loveseat, an orange accent chair, and a wooden baul used as a coffee table.    

Sofa

The sofa is made inviting with printed throw pillows. You may use different patterns for an unexpected look.

Living Area Corner

The living area corner features a striking orange chair, a unique black floor lamp, a framed tribal-print fabric, and affordable art from Robinsons Department Store.

Bedroom

The bedroom is filled with chic details like modern wall art, printed curtains, and black-and-white chevron-printed floor rug. 

Bedroom Detail

A black-and-white nesting table from L’Indochine is used as a bedside table. To keep the magazines organized, a woven basket is placed underneath.

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