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Order is Key in this Bedroom Transformation

Interior designer Andrew Galano chose just the right elements to give this room the makeover it deserves

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Original Article: Tisha Alvarez Photography: Miguel Nacianceno Styling: Gwyn GS Guanzon and Issa Villar Interior Designer: Andrew Galano

There was so much potential for Jason Lim’s bedroom. Unlike other makeover entries, the 23-year-old’s room was quite different. It had the provisions all set—just that it wasn’t exuding a relaxing atmosphere as it should. Initially, he tried a little DIY with the unsightly walls by peeling the paint by hand. When he found it too frustrating, he resorted to sandpaper, paint remover, and even paint stripper—but he realized these fixes weren’t giving him the results he wanted. Aside from that, clutter was everywhere with barely any storage options available to keep them organized.

These are just some of the problems that interior designer Andrew Galano had to face. His recommendations? A fresh paint job, proper furniture placement, and a clutter-free environment—all important elements for a place meant for rest and relaxation.

Here are some tips and ideas that we can learn from this bedroom makeover:

Andrew repositioned the bed against the accent wall in subdued maroon, which happened to be Jason’s favorite color. An accent wall adds visual interest to any space and works best when the other walls are painted in a neutral color—like what was done in this bedroom.

Andrew knows that going through clutter requires sacrifice. The designer was able to convince Jason to go through 16 years’ worth of belongings and sort which ones to keep and dispose. Andrew installed exposed shelves, like this space-saving corner shelf for the items that Jason wanted to display. 

The peeling paint on the walls was removed completely (and professionally) using sandpaper. Thanks to the fresh coat of beige on the walls, the bedroom now looks brighter and finally exudes a warmer ambiance.

RL Tip: Having problems choosing the best shades for your space? Click here for tips from the pros.

Read the original article ("Clean Living") in the March 2006 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App. Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.

How Much It Costs:

Cypress Construction Supply
Patching compound, paint try, sandpaper sheets, paint roller housing - P 285
Handyman Do It Center
Cans of paint, paint rollers, paint brushes, Polituff with hardener, rolls of masking tape, shelf brackets, sandpaper, mask, green chair - P 11,490
Kool Home Hardware, Inc.
Light bulbs - P 50
Marilyn General Merchandise
Pails - P 83
Our Home
Table lamps, floor pillow - P 2,395
Play & Display
Clock - P 169
Showcase Carpet Center
Orange carpet - P 1,500
SM Homeworld
Bed pillow, set of beddings - P 2,160
Urban Effects
Roman shades - P 5,440
Contractor's fee - P 7,100
Grand Total:
30,672
Ready for your own makeover? Contact designer Andrew Galano at mobile 0917-796-0740.

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