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A Streamlined Transformation for the Living and Dining Areas

Discover why the homeowners and their neighbors went “ooh” and “aah” over this makeover

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Original Article: Tisha Alvarez Photography: Jun Pinzon Styling: Issa Villar Interior Designer: Vivian Gacad

Fate had a hand in Amy Ludovice’s living and dining makeover. The accountant would often spend her lunch break in bookstores and pore over magazines, when one day, she spotted Real Living, saw their makeover promo, and bought a copy. It was also that time when Amy received a camera from her sibling, which allowed her to take photos of her home. This opportune timing allowed her to submit a makeover entry—after all, she had nothing to lose.

Months later, she found out that she won the makeover of her dreams—a pleasant surprise for the mother of four who had always yearned to redesign her space but lacked the funds to do so. With the help of interior designer Vivian Gacad, Amy’s living and dining spaces were transformed into areas that are visually at par with model units she’d seen.

Here are three tips that we can learn from this makeover:

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