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
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.