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RL Picks: 5 Interesting Spaces for March

From showcasing vintage-inspired kitchens to having colorful walls, we take a look at the homes that stood out this month

Photography: Dairy Darilag (Main Photo)

Isn’t it amazing how fast time flies? March is almost over and it’s time to welcome the hot and fun days of summer. While we’re busy planning vacations and bonding with friends and family, we shouldn’t stop improving our home, too. From adding a couple of décor pieces to doing simple updates in different areas, you may also want to review a couple of interesting homes that you can use as pegs.

Check out these five homes that we picked this month. Feel free to bookmark and pin it on Pinterest, too!

DIY Design for a Three-Bedroom Condo in Mandaluyong

Owned by a Real Living reader, this home is the perfect example of "labor of love." Owner Tristant Sintos worked on the space by himself – curating ideas from Real Living magazine and his out-of-the-country trips. Aside from picking the colors, materials, and other details himself, he also worked closely with a contractor – to replace the wall finishes and floor tiles in the kitchen and bathroom.

Area We Love: The Kitchen

The kitchen is small and simple but we can’t help but notice the unique white subway tiles that the owner chose. As an easy update for your own kitchen space, you may consider replacing the door handles of your cabinets, too.

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A 45sqm Scandinavian Style Condo Unit

There’s something about the combination of black-and-white that catches one’s attention. This apartment highlights clean lines, a monochrome palette and a couple of red accessories that add pops of color in the living and dining areas. 

Areas We Love: Kitchen and Dining Areas

The black mosaic backsplash works well with the white cabinets in the kitchen. To make sure that it fits perfectly in the space, the dining table was customized by the owner’s contractor. She then paired it with Eames-inspired chairs bought from a department store.

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A Style Makeover for a 270sqm Townhouse

The bright pops of color amidst neutral shades make this family home standout. With the help of Real Living’s style editor Issa Villar, the owners were able to achieve a harmonious combination of colors to create a homey and happy home. Beige and white were used to temper the turquoise, apple green, and red accents.

Area We Love: The Dining Area

We love how the white shelf adorned with knickknacks contrasts well with the bright blue wall. The modern wooden table with a stainless steel base was a purchase from *Gus. To complete the area, the owners picked green and white bucket chairs.

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A Minimalist yet Functional Three Bedroom Home

Just like in any other home, the owners of this space had a hard time finalizing the look that they want for their three-bedroom house. With the help of a11’s Eric Paras, they were able to achieve a look that they want – livable and full of personality. They took some cues from a11’s pieces then they found themselves decorating their home, one room after another.

Area We Love: The Kitchen

The brick wall and vintage cabinets complete the space. Rustic and vintage, the space was conceptualized by the owner. Cabinets and open shelves keep the kitchen clean and clutter-free while putting essentials within easy reach.

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A Rustic Filipino Rest House in Tagaytay

Owned by an architect, the 350sqm abode was built using leftover materials from the owner’s previous projects. The porch is made of excess Vigan bricks while the coffee table bases are made from unused rebars. The house showcases breathtaking views and a cozy vibe that’s perfect for summer. After receiving numerous inquiries about their rest house, the owners decided to convert a part of the property into a bed and breakfast called Casa Mara.

Area We Love: The Porch

You can simply lounge with a good book and some refreshments in this part of the house. Old pieces add to the distinct charm of the area.

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