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Take a Peek Inside the Avida x RL Open House

Real Living partners with Avida to style a model unit while celebrating the next generation of design stars

Photography: Kurt Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions

As part of a special competition for up-and-coming designers, Real Living has partnered with Avida Land and a team of noted interior designers to style a model unit based on the one-bedroom layout of Avida Towers Vita at Vertis North, Ayala Land's master-planned estate in Quezon City.

"By creating this Avida x RL Open House, our readers can now walk through the pages of Real Living to get an up close look at a space designed with the Real Living reader in mind," shares Real Living's associate publisher Tom Castañeda.

Last June, Real Living paired three interior designers fairly new to the industry—Gino Eraña, Jane Karla Samson, and Joevie Andrew Tuquib—with seasoned professionals—Kristine Neri-Magturo, Hannah Acab-Faustino, and John Vigilia—who served as their mentors throughout the design process.

Each designer was assigned a section in the Avida Towers Vita at Vertis North Showroom and given a P100,000 budget, as well as access to the large selection of coating solutions from Nippon Paint Philippines and appliances from Electrolux. A panel of judges from Real Living and Avida evaluated each designer's work based on originality, resourcefulness, and overall "wow" factor. Gino emerged as the winner and was part of RL's 25 Creatives to Watch list featured in the July 2015 issue.

"As Avida celebrates its 25th anniversary of making dream homes a reality, this project allows us to communicate the benefits of living in an Avida unit—thoughtfully designed spaces that are functional, stylish, and sensible. Avida Towers Vita is the perfect canvas for this project. The design of the space is aligned with the lifestyle of young professionals and starting families who are looking to start their very first home at Avida Towers Vita," shares Avida  Corporate Marketing Manager, Anne Baylon.

In photo: The dining room and kitchen designed by Hannah Acab-Faustino (mentor) and Jane Karla Samson

The duo drew inspiration from the Northern Lights phenomena in Scandinavia. Every corner is designed to produce an engaging atmosphere, not just for preparing and enjoying meals, but also for supporting the profession and lifestyle of the people living in it.

Key pieces: Area rug from Decoliving Manila, white arabesque ceramic tiles by Vintage Hardware, paint from Nippon, and kitchen appliances from Electrolux.

In photo: The bedroom designed by Kristine Neri-Magturo (mentor) and Gino Eraña

Kristine and Gino drew inspiration from the young newlywed couple's fun and active lifestyle. Modern, chic, and fresh, the interiors showcase clean lines characteristic of the overall Scandinavian theme.

Key pieces: Urban Abode furniture and accessories, surf-themed pieces from Gold Team Design Hub, paint by Nippon, and DIY lighting pieces.

In photo: The living room designed by John Vigilia (mentor) and Joevie Andrew Tuquib

John and Joevie opted for elements that are modern and functional, without sacrificing style. They achieved just the right balance between straight and curvy lines, with a mix of the old and the new.

Key pieces: All furnishings in the living room are customized pieces by John Vigilia.

Potential visitors to the Avida x RL Open House can make an appointment to visit the Avida Towers Vita at Vertis North showroom. Each person who completes the registration process and brings their confirmation notice will be entered in a special draw to win some of the featured items in the styled model unit.

For more details on how you can schedule an appointment, wait for the official announcement on Real Living's Facebook pageTwitterInstagram, and Pinterest. Visit for updates.


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