START. REAL MAKEOVER: A FRESH

A stun­ning makeover gives this bed­room much-needed color and vi­brance, mak­ing it pos­si­ble for a wid­ower to rise and shine again

Real Living (Philippines) - - Real­liv­ing -

A new coat of paint and lay­out, plus charm­ing de­tails, make this bed­room a peace­ful sanc­tu­ary.

“NAKITA KO YUNG POST NG REAL LIV­ING

na may chance to win a room makeover,” KC Vicedo re­lates. At that time, their mother had just passed away, and KC and her sis­ter Anne thought that it was just fit­ting to makeover the master bed­room for their dad. “Para mas madal­ing mag­move on,” KC adds. It was the same room their mother had stayed in while she bat­tled her ill­ness for years. “Parang nag­ing mini-hospi­tal

yung room,” KC de­scribes, adding that their fa­ther Fred­die con­tin­ued to sleep in the room and helped care for their mother. Their par­ents were mar­ried for 36 years, most of which they spent in this house. “So you can see that this room needed a makeover the most, so we could move for­ward,” says KC, who de­cided to stay with the fam­ily even af­ter she got mar­ried.

When KC got the call from RL, she de­cided to keep the makeover a se­cret at first. They just told their fa­ther that some­one was com­ing over to do a home makeover. “Bakit daw? Sabi ko sumali kami sa makeover con­test. Di muna namin sin­abi

[kung anong room], para sur­prise,” she adds.

Erika Uichanco, the in­te­rior de­signer who took on this room makeover as­sign­ment, shared a sim­i­lar ex­pe­ri­ence

with KC. “Naka-re­late si Erika sa amin. Alam niya yung process of mov­ing on,

[kaya nan­dun yung] in­spi­ra­tion,” KC re­lates.

The sis­ters re­quested Erika to use blue paint color for the walls. Tweak­ing the shade to make it more gen­der-friendly, Erika set­tled for teal. The solid narra fur­ni­ture—trea­sured pieces since the fam­ily moved in more than 30 years ago—were re­tained. “Medyo fem­i­nine

yung fur­ni­ture, ma­g­a­nda siya. The light blue bal­ances every­thing,” Erika ex­plains. The fur­ni­ture pieces were re­painted white in or­der to highlight the de­tails. All paints were sourced from Wil­con De­pot.

The room is spa­cious enough even with the ex­ist­ing fur­ni­ture. For Erika, it was just a mat­ter of chang­ing the lay­out, adding ac­cents on the walls and ceil­ing and up­dat­ing the win­dow treat­ment.

“I moved the bed to­wards the cen­ter, kasi dati la­hat ng gamit, nan­dun sa isang side. This al­lows them to have equal space around it and am­ple space to move around,” Erika adds. She had white wain­scot­ing in­stalled on the walls for ex­tra ac­cents. (Ma­te­ri­als were sourced from Wil­con as well.) The same de­tails were ap­plied to the ceil­ing. Ad­di­tional ac­ces­sories like pil­lows, lamps, wall art, a wall clock, and drop­lights (all from Wil­con) make the room more cheery and invit­ing.

The re­sult is “def­i­nitely more than what we imag­ined. Def­i­nitely more!” KC ex­claims.

in­te­ri­ors ERIKA UICHANCO photography DAIRY DAR­I­LAG styling TALA SINGSON words BUBBLES SAL­VADOR

The teal blue wall be­hind the bed is made more eye-catch­ing with wain­scot­ing de­tails. And in­stead of buy­ing new fur­ni­ture, Erika kept the ex­ist­ing pieces made of narra. The fam­ily re­painted them in peach, but to make the fur­ni­ture go well with the new color scheme, Erika had them re­painted off-white. The new pil­lows and bed linen are from Wil­con De­pot.

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