For 13 years, Real Living has surely been a constant inspiration to Filipinos by providing them with various style, decorating, and furniture and decor shopping advice. These ideas stem from professional architects, interior designers, and stylists themselves who want to impart their knowledge for those who aspire to achieve their dream homes.
Now on its fourth year, RL Space presents this years show house to give attendees a real life walk through on the pages of Real Living. This year, they decided for the central theme to be an Art Deco inspired style for the rooms designed by different talents and designers. This years RL Space launch was hosted at the Sapphire Bloc, showcasing 5 different units with various styles of Art Deco. A lot of designers and aspiring designers gathered together on this special event to share their talent for everyone to see. After only less that a month for these designers to finish their own unique design, RL now presents to you,
This design was conceptualized by Miah Gomez and Chino Carlos of CG Interiors. Inspired by modern day France, the furniture pieces and over all design presented classic and elegant elements with a contemporary touch. The client profile of this unit features a single female working as a marketing manager in her early 30’s. This client is fond of traveling, especially in Europe. In a 36 sqm unit, they used bold furniture and balanced it with softer pieces. The designers wanted to stress that using big furniture in a small unit should not hinder you from doing so.
In this unit, Pai Edles and Misty Floro of Mor Fosis Design based their concept on the client profile of a Japanese dance instructor. Their concept was formulated through inspiration from the Moga, Japanese women who followed Western culture in the 1920’s. The designers incorporated form and line in their design which was patterned from the harmony of dance movements. They merged the idea of Japanese and Scandinavian philosophies, highlighting the beauty of form and function by using minimalist but functional pieces. This design exhibits mainly a contemporary style with an artistic personality.
Mor Fosis applied the Art Deco style specifically in the wall accents with the unique use of up cycled paper core tubes. These characteristics remain true in Art Deco style as it exhibits the repetition of geometric patterns.
Kristine Neri Interiors
This bold and luxe space by Kristine Neri-Magturo of Kristine Neri Interiors uses bold colors, a color palette much uncommon in small spaces. The walls consisted of a midnight blue color with geometric lines, she adds textures into her design using the feathered drop light. Despite the bold elements used, everything comes together and blends well.
Space Encounters: Wilmer Lopez
There are different eras of Art Deco style from which design varies because of the culture it honed at that time. In the case of Wilmer Lopez of Space Encounters, he got his concept from the bauhaus movement in the 1920’s and highlighted the history and culture it had through his design. The client profile is a young bachelor in his late 20’s. The design and layout fits the lifestyle and personality of the client which is important for every designer to consider. Space Encounters’ signature mid-century and contemporary design was incorporated with the Art Deco style in the chosen furniture pieces and decor.
Notable elements such as predominantly dark interiors and posters with typography can be seen in this design.
Mara Manalo imparted an old world charm to her bedroom design for a client profile of a bachelor interested in the Art Deco era. The room is filled with rich culture, historical artefacts, and artworks. The space is personalised and revolves around the clients interests and personality. In general, what is communal about the different furniture and decor used was the clients love for natural and native elements.
Interior Designer, Erica Uichanco created the living room with smoothness, suave, and sophistication in her mind. She was able to bring in an elegant and traditional concept of the Art Deco style with the use of smooth lines, geometric shapes in the decor, and minimalist furniture. In contrast, elements such as polished and lacquer pieces, and velvet were used to complement each other to make the design whole. Erica used grey wall paint as one of her walls and added patterned decoration against it. She was able to provide comfort, function, and style into her design which is essential for the owner who will reside in the space.
Angelo Gabriel Siochi
This bedroom design concept was done by Interior Designer, Angelo Siochi. By combining seemingly different pieces together, he was able to come up with a design that is reminiscent of a nostalgic and vintage Art Deco style. For the bedroom, he was able to generate an intimate ambiance with the lighting and color palette chosen. The color palette remained loyal to Art Deco with dark grey, and gold yellow and blue accents. Upon entrance of the bedroom, one’s initial view is centered to the bedroom along with the black drop light.
The Art Deco style was further applied in the geometric patterns in the rugs and other furniture pieces.
In a condo unit of 72 sqm, the designers we able to effectively showcase a luxe and elegant design with the use of gold and brass accents. Empire Designs interpreted Art Deco style in the bold black and gold elements seen in their furniture pieces. The living and dinging space of a two bedroom condo unit featured is brass accents, geometric lines, and black, gold and navy blue color palette. Upon entering the unit, you will automatically notice how every piece was arranged in an intricate manner. To balance out the elegance, the designers added plants and flower arrangements to make the space feel more welcoming.
In the two bedrooms designed by Carlo Mercate, he contrasted traditional lines with contemporary furniture. He decided for his concept to be subtle instead of the loud and extravagant elements Art Deco usually displays. His color palette consisted of neutral and monochromatic colors.
In both rooms, artifacts and personal items can be seen decorated around the area, completing the look.
These different styles showed how despite of the theme being centered around Art Deco style, there are many ways to interpret it.