{In­te­rIor talk}

Real Living (Philippines) - - Real Homes -

AN­TIQUES IN CON­DOS in­te­rior de­signer John vig­ilia, who worked on Judd salas’s condo unit, spills some tips on how to in­cor­po­rate an­tiques in a mod­ern set­ting. yes, it can be done!

1. “do not be afraid of mix­ing con­trast­ing el­e­ments,” says John. Group­ing items ac­cord­ing to their color or fin­ish will still give a co­he­sive ap­pear­ance. 2. “Fol­low a small-medi­um­large rule when group­ing pieces ac­cord­ing to their scale

and pro­por­tion,” says John. if you have just one small piece and one big piece, how­ever, avoid putting them side-by-side.

3. “Put to­gether old and new

items,” says John. “Both will have con­trast­ing fea­tures that will make each piece stand on its own.”

4. on the ten­dency to over­pop­u­late an area: “Give each

piece breath­ing space so your eyes will not be con­fused with a bar­rage of el­e­ments.”

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