RL Makeovers: Two Bedrooms transformed into Colorful Spaces

Design consultant Grace Moslares fixed the leaking roof, bare cement walls, and messy spaces in this family home

Original Article: Kathleen Valle Photography: Jun Pinzon Design Consultant: Grace Moslares

Homeowner Jomae Libardo has slept in the same tiny, cramped bedroom with bare cement walls since she was four years old. After almost thirty years, she now shares this space with her husband and their daughter. The adjacent bedroom, occupied by her mother Jennifer, also needed to be improved.

Interior design consultant Grace Moslares started with the deteriorating ceiling and unfinished walls that were left as is since 1987. To liven up the space, she chose vibrant colors and bold patterns. 

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Since Jomae’s bedroom is too small for a regular bed, the family used to sleep on a plain mattress. Grace replaced it with a sofa bed with a pull-out mattress.

According to Grace, the leaky roof was the most difficult part to deal with. Since the roof was full of holes and the ceiling was already rotten, she replaced almost the entire roof and built a brand new ceiling.

Grace explains that they had to rearrange the furniture pieces in Jomae’s bedroom to make it airy and spacious. She moved the existing cabinet to another side then placed the new sofa-bed from Crossings Department Store crosswise to open up the space. 

Since both bedrooms have good natural light, Grace only added accent lights. She turned floor lamps from Crossings Department Store into functional but decorative droplights.

Since mommy Jennifer’s favorite color is green, Grace chose this shade for the soft furnishings and accent pieces. For Jomae’s room, the design consultant picked an interesting palette of mocha, blue, and orange.

Since both bedrooms have bare cement walls, Grace instructed the workers to cure, fill in cracks, and put primer on them first before coating it with white paint. This definitely brightened up the bedrooms. 

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