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.

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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.

Get crafty.

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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Tata Ene­rio

In a stu­dio unit, a rug helps sep­a­rate your liv­ing space from your

sleep­ing area.

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