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RL Makeovers: Antique Pieces for a Family's Lanai

Treasured furniture, a fresh coat of paint, and a smart new layout transform this airy, multifunctional veranda

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Original Article: Tisha Alvarez-Angluben Photography: Jun Pinzon Pictorial Direction: Coni Tejada Interior Designer: Lisa Salvador

Homeowner Tina Mossesgeld's veranda functioned as an additional living, dining, entertaining, and work area for her family. However, the space lacked order and style -- the furniture pieces seemed randomly thrown together. Moreover, the room was already filled with a haphazard mix of the family's belongings. 

Interior designer Lisa Salvador stepped in to create a more stylish and streamlined lanai. Before anything else, Lisa stressed the importance of proper space planning. She explained that each area should have its own function. In order to do this, she moved the home's existing furniture around to segregate the space and maximize the potential of the room. 

Read the original article ("Bright Ideas") in the April 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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