HERE, INTERIOR DESIGNER VAN ACUñA SOLAñA SHARES TIPS ON FURNISHING A SMALL SPACE
* Go AFTERfor multipurpose furniture. “Yung washing machine niya, nakaharang… and since wala siyang functioning dining table, naisip ko, why not a make a counter na dito na lang sila kakain, with storage para tago yung washing machine?” says Van of the custom-built counter. “Para makatipid ka sa space, pili
ka ng piece na marami ng functions.” * avoid dark colors. “Mas maganda kung muted lang or light colors lang. Sa walls, mas inaadvise ko to use white lang or very light colors kasi magmumukha talagang small yung space kapag anything darker.”
* add interest with patterns. Instead of leaving the walls bare, Van jazzed them up instead with dynamic patterns, as seen in the Studio Eleven wallpaper and the mix of subway tiles and triangular lines in the kitchen.