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RL Makeovers: A Tailoring Shop turned into a Master Bedroom

Interior designer Kristine Neri-Magturo transformed an area once used as a commercial space

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Original Article: Kathleen Valle Photography: Miguel Nacianceno Pictorial Direction: Issa Villar Interior Designer: Kristine Neri-Magturo

When the tailoring shop owned by Roy’s parents closed down in 1999, he and his wife, Lara,  decided to use it as their own nest. However, they found the space a bit too plain and gloomy to be called home.

Since it was once used as a patahian and not meant to be a living space, the house did not have windows. There were also too many corners and columns. The bleak reality is most evident in the master bedroom.

In only two weeks, interior designer Kristine Neri-Magturo managed to breathe life and light to the bedroom. She came up with clever solutions for the problem area without tearing down any walls or creating actual windows.

Read the original article ("Let the Light In") in the June 2010 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.

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