Here’s something for the guys–a design for a bachelor’s pad.
The owner is a young economist currently pursuing his doctorate degree in UP. For several years, he was based in Bangkok (we want to go there!), working for the International Labor Organization. Now that he’s back in Manila, he finally got himself his own place. Because his loft-type condo unit is quite a challenge with it’s compact size, he asked for the help of an interior designer to maximize the space.
Like most men (i’m not sure if you’ll take my generalization on this, considering that I only have four male friends!), his space requirements and personal style are very simple and straightforward. His designer seemed to understand this and made functionality as the main focus of the design. Everything incorporated into the space has its purpose. While aesthetics is equally important in order to create a visually comfortable space, it is only secondary.
The design paid attention on fitting everything into the small space. The designer’s strategy to make the interiors look bigger is easy–keep things simple, compact and, most imporatantly, clean and organized. As for the decor, he went for a contemporary theme with hints of Asian textures and details. His own stuff were integrated into the design to make the space look and feel more personal. His books and dvds are displayed on open shelves both in the living area and the bedroom. A series of framed buddha images and a pair of miniature tuktuk, which he acquired from Bangkok, were used to accessorize the unit. In addition to these, a couple of plants, such as a potted dancing lady orchid and a cut leaf from a bird’s nest fern, complete the modern tropical ambiance.
If you want to get this contemporary look for your guy’s space, here’s the list of the stores which you can refer to:
Living area furniture: Edia and AGP
Computer area furniture: Edia
Mirrors, dining set, and bed frame: 1903 Furniture, MarketMarket
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