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RL Makeovers: Nature-inspired Details in a Doctor’s Condo

Refreshing colors and elements of spring create a relaxed ambiance

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Original Article: Kathleen Valle Photography: Pat Martires Pictorial Direction: Nat M. Clave Styling: Issa Villar Interior Designer: Hannah Acab-Faustino

After typhoon Ondoy devastated the country, homeowner Diolina moved out of her old home in a flood-prone location and into a new condo unit. Located on the fifth floor of a residential building, the space was clean and clutter-free but it did not have a unified look.

In giving the area a makeover, interior designer Hannah Acab-Faustino was inspired by the beauty of the spring season. “When I hear of spring, I think of something refreshing, a new start, hope, breeze, and air. It’s a feeling as though you are walking outdoors, relaxing in a garden abundant with space to move around, fresh air to breath, and a time to simply ‘breath and enjoy,’” she shares.

Ready for your own makeover? Contact Hannah Acab-Faustino of IDeal Interior Design Services at 0917-897-1363, or email her at [email protected]

Read the original article (“Spring Has Come”) in the July 2013 issue of Real Living Magazine. To download a digital copy of Real Living Magazine, visit Summit Newsstand at https://summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living.

To match the new color scheme, the existing dark-colored, two-seater couch is dressed with a new slip cover. Hannah used beaded pillow cases for the sofa and the dining chairs in the dining area. She also turned the same items into slip covers for the two ottomans.

To keep Diolina’s footwear neat and organized, a shoe cabinet is placed next to the window. A wall mirror, a floor rug, and decorative bird cages complete the look.

Hannah moved the shelves from the living area wall to the dining area wall. She also hid the refrigerator with a tall shelf from Metro Gaisano. “It served to conceal and at the same time provide vertical storage space to the unit,” the designer shares.

Hannah explains that a butter yellow color makes the place warm and cozy. However, the shade is still bright enough to color to the unit. She retained the existing red border and the wenge furniture to create contrast.

The designer has extended the calming color scheme to the side drapes: “The yellow was also applied to the side drapes of the curtains, which provided a softer texture versus the old roll-up shades.”

How Much It Costs:

Metro Gaisano
Pillows, furniture, lamps, and other decor items - P 50,000
Construction materials for customized furniture - P 40,000
Grand Total:
90,000
Ready for your own makeover? Contact Hannah Acab-Faustino of IDeal Interior Design Services at 0917-897-1363 or email her at [email protected]
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