at Your place: tata enerio
While decorating her space, project manager Tata Enerio drew inspiration from her memories of growing up in Germany and Japan.
Her condo’s vibe? East meets West in a way that’s classic, cool, and oh-so-comfy.
Display postcards and fun prints as inexpensive art.
Tata propped up postcards on her windowsill to create a point of interest. Prints of Instagram posts or collages will also do the trick.
Make your bed— on the floor.
“There are two convertible sofas in here, so I turned one of them into a bed,” explains Tata. Just remember to choose a thick mattress. If that’s too close to the ground for you, a platform bed made from pallets is also a good option.
Mix design styles to suit your taste.
Influenced by the cultures she got to experience during her family’s posts abroad, Tata’s space is a refreshing take on East meets West. “I like the Japanese way of leaving your shoes at the door and doing everything on the floor. I also like the Scandinavian [aesthetic.] It’s clean, and [uses] white and earthy colors.”
Give old furniture a chance.
“This used to be my family’s TV stand, back when TVS were thicker. When I came home from work one day, it was there. My mom brought it, saying, ‘ Bakakasikailangan mo.’” The shelf divides the sleeping area from the lounge without visually cutting the compact studio unit in half. It also serves as storage for Tata’s books, papers, crafting materials, and other knick-knacks.
Tata tries her hand at several crafts, and paper cutting is one of them. As a tribute to her dog Free Spirit, she cut an image of her pet and taped it to one of the windows.
Keep it low.
In a corner of her studio unit, Tata created a living/ dining area by pairing a coffee table with floor cushions that serve as seating. “This is my favorite spot because I do a lot of things [here], like knitting, paper cutting, and calligraphy.”
Don’t neglect your refrigerator.
Aside from the usual souvenir fridge magnets, Tata displays Japanese movie posters.
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