REAL MAKEOVER: MOVE, MIX, AND MATCH.

With a few ad­di­tional new pieces and smart space plan­ning, this town­house is now more or­ga­nized and wel­com­ing

Real Living (Philippines) - - Real Living - in­te­ri­ors GRACE MOSLARES of Ma­gara De­signs pho­tog­ra­phy HANS FAUSTO (af­ter) & MICHAEL AN­GELO CHUA (be­fore) styling TALA SINGSON words MAITA DE JE­SUS

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.

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