REAL MAKEOVER: MOVE, MIX, AND MATCH.
With a few additional new pieces and smart space planning, this townhouse is now more organized and welcoming
See how this townhouse gets transformed from a mediocre abode to an eye-catching nest.
GRACE VISQUERA IS A BOOKKEEPER WHO works from home, and part of her job entails dealing with a lot of paperwork for her clients. She stashes all of these within the small home office that she managed to carve out for herself at the nook beneath the stairs. “This was my main problem. Dati kasi, malaki yung bahay, tapos naging cluttered na siyang tignan because of my work table and because of my files. and then siyempre maghapon ako nasa bahay,
napapagod na ako sa itsura niya!” she says. Throughout the ground floor of the townhouse, you can see touches of the homeowner’s taste in décor. The mom of two thoughtfully mixed and matched different styles of chairs to create her dining set, and the living area contained a neutral-colored sofa paired with turquoise stools for a punch of color. “Mahilig talaga ako magbasa ng Real Living ever since, tapos tina-try ko yung ibang tips. Pero yung todong makeover, hindi ko siya maprioritize sa budget,” she says, adding that she needed guidance on how to create a home wherein her home office would no longer be the focal point.
Decorator Grace Moslares of Magara Designs wanted to take the focus away from the home office and into the dining area. She says, “it’s the first thing that anyone sees when they enter the house, so it should be inviting.” The home’s old dining table was given a fresh matte finish, while a settee from avino Fine Living was added to
THIS PAGE Sitting right beside the home office is the dining area, which decorator Grace Moslares made over by adding a purple settee and pendant light from Avino Fine Living. Grace also had the existing dining table repainted in matte finish. The walls were also repainted white. The kitchen cabinets in seafoam green serve as the inspiration for the diagonal wall paint accent. OPPOSITE PAGE A wooden table from Avino replaced the old work desk under the stairs. Grace had one of the dining chairs transferred here to serve as proper seating. Amid the folders of paperwork are a few of homeowner Grace Visquera’s handiwork: watercolor notecards and inspirational quotes in calligraphy that she made herself.