Newlyweds' First Pad: The Big Reveal!

Yey to another completed project! There's something I feel I can't explain the moment I'm taking after photos of a project --something between the lines of happy, excited, relieved, contented. Happy 'coz the client is happy. Excited 'coz I'll have another final photos to show. Relieved that the project went well. Contented 'coz of all of the above.

The Newlyweds' First Pad is your typical studio unit here in Manila. (read: SMALL) It will just snuggly fit a double bed, a small sofa, and a small dining area. Yeah, lots of "small" in this paragraph, but I didn't exaggerated one bit. Here are where their at when I first saw the space...
green room, chic studio unit, green wall paper, green blue pink room, shabby chic space
green room, chic studio unit, green wall paper, green blue pink room, shabby chic space

Read more about the space, the plans, and the thoughts behind the project here

MOODBOARD
green room, chic studio unit, green wall paper, green blue pink room, shabby chic space
green room, chic studio unit, green wall paper, green blue pink room, shabby chic space

AFTER

Foyer area with shoe storage underneath.
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Facing the main door
green room, chic studio unit, green wall paper, green blue pink room, shabby chic space

View from the main door
green room, chic studio unit, green wall paper, green blue pink room, shabby chic space
(with the shades down to hide the aircon)

green room, chic studio unit, green wall paper, green blue pink room, shabby chic space
(shades up)

The wall gallery
green room, chic studio unit, green wall paper, green blue pink room, shabby chic space
I made the 1 8 11 "art" and the silhouettes to add to the mix. Adding other elements to a wall gallery gives it more personality, and admit it, it's more fun that way.


Living area 
green room, chic studio unit, green wall paper, green blue pink room, shabby chic space
The colorful striped rug is actually 3 bath mats that are sewn together. Can't seem to find a nice fun normal rug for the space. Everything are gray, brown, old world floral, weird geometrics, shaggy. So when I saw these mats, I knew it would work.

The "bedroom"
green room, chic studio unit, green wall paper, green blue pink room, shabby chic space
The closet acts as a divider to create a semi-enclosed feel for the bed, plus we added storage underneath the bed. 
green room, chic studio unit, green wall paper, green blue pink room, shabby chic space

Dining bar
green room, chic studio unit, green wall paper, green blue pink room, shabby chic space
The gray from the countertop, the couch, and 1 8 11 art relates to each other and makes the space cohesive. You might not notice but we also painted the highest part of the ceiling a shade of gray. (See photo of the kitchen)

TV - the only manly thing in this space.
green room, chic studio unit, green wall paper, green blue pink room, shabby chic space
Their cousin even joked that it's just because their Newlyweds that the husband is tolerating the girliness. Haha..

Kitchen
green room, chic studio unit, green wall paper, green blue pink room, shabby chic space

green room, chic studio unit, green wall paper, green blue pink room, shabby chic space

Living / bedroom / dining / kitchen: All-in-one.
green room, chic studio unit, green wall paper, green blue pink room, shabby chic space

Our very special guest: Anne Hathaway. See, even she is happy with the result!
green room, chic studio unit, green wall paper, green blue pink room, shabby chic space

I wish I had those wide-angle lens to capture this place in its entirety. But I will get those kind of photos soon. A professional photographer shot this space for a magazine feature. Another yey! If you follow me on twitter or facebook, then you already probably knew that, since I can't keep it mum when I'm excited.
WOOHOOOO! <---- very much like that.

So the 1 million dollar question is, if you're the husband, would you mind having a home like this? :) 

P.S. Kudos to you R, you made your wife really happy. hahaha

14 comments:

Tammy @ Type A said...

beautiful!

l-article said...

It's beautiful!! I love what you did! The colors are so pretty and it's such a cute and fun home~ :)

mrs_viper said...

love the bath mat idea,galing! <3

Anonymous said...

Very pretty! Is hiring you expensive?:) i really wonder how much an I.D. charge a client. I hope u dont mind. Thanks!:)

Anonymous said...

Lovely job Elle!

Anonymous said...

so refreshing. love it! keep it coming..

Elle Uy said...

Thank you so much! :)

Anonymous said...

Ask k lang. Where do you make your picture frames?

Anonymous said...

Hi. Where'd you get the sunburst clock? Thanks!

maria armada said...

Kudos! iba talaga ang pinoy.u make us proud =)

krnkleslpz said...

Hi! Been reading your blog for the past hour and I must say, I'll get you to design my place in the future!!! Good job!!

Also, if you don't mind me asking, where did you get those transparent side tables? :)

Elle Uy said...

Thank you so much! :)

Sunburst clock from SM dept store.
Clear nesting table from Dimensione.

Ramona Fonseka said...

Amazing vision!

Elle Uy said...

Thanks Ramona!

Thanks for dropping by. I'd love to hear what you think! :)

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