Fashion Designer's Lounge Pad: BIG REVEAL

1/14/2012 04:39:00 AM

I'm really excited about this makeover simply because it's not my typical ultra feminine and colorful design. Don't get me wrong, I sooo love doing those, and would probably be doing a lot of those kinds of look, but this project gave me a chance to experiment and show some versatility in my design. 

The client specifically requested for a bit of masculine space in neutral colors with a hotel vibe. His everyday work life is colorful as it is, so he wanted a space where he can just unwind at the end of the day. Here are the moodboards I came up with...

Read about how this project began here.

I'm so thankful because my client gave me the freedom to do whatever I want with just his request in mind. He only visited twice the whole duration of the project, which means he didn't see a gradual progress. It's a big reveal moment for him too. The space was done December 16, and he got to see it the next day. I was so anxious the whole day waiting for the moment he'd see the finished space for the first time. At around 11 pm, he texted me "Sis, can I call?"

My head is going crazy then thinking.. why? Is there anything wrong? Doesn't he like it?

Then he called.

"I'd just like to personally thank you. I really love it........"


We talked and he told me how much he like the space and that it exceeded his expectations. That's one of the best thing a client can tell me. Happiness!

So without further ado, here's the Fashion Designer's Lounge Pad.

I am in love with this wallpaper. It's from Veneciano. It gave the space the visual impact it needed. Texture galore!

Since this is a very small studio, I combined the sofa with the dining table. The client really wanted a sofa so this is the way to go. 

Extra high headboard to visually define the sleeping area. Added a gallery light above the bed to act as reading light. 

Even the lampshade got some texture.

Since this unit lacks storage, we used one wall for cabinetries, media unit, and display shelves.

Look at the chandelier, its gorgeous! 

The first thing the client requested was the option to hide the kitchen. We enclosed it with sliding doors. But the kitchen is one of my favorite in this space that I wanted it to be open all the time. Haha 

The closed kitchen.

We removed the upper kitchen cabinets and replaced it with open shelves. The lower cabinets were treated with ducco varnish to match the shelves.

Loving all those textures in the kitchen nook.

The shelves.

I heart this table so much.

Took different shades from the wallpaper and used it in this three-toned drapery.

Mirrors never fail to brighten and illuminate a space.

There you have it, the more neutral and masculine side of me. I know I've said this before, but I'll say it again.. I'm still always in shock at the end of a project that all those came from this weird mind of mine. Especially with this project since this is a new look for me. Please excuse me, I'm just having a little moment here.

I'd like to say thank you to my client for trusting me. I'm so blessed.

P.S. This is my new camera's debut as well. Wider angle and crisper photos. LOVE.


  1. Wow, just wow. It looks awesome. You do have a beautiful gift.

  2. WOW. I knew there was a reason you were one of my favourite bloggers of 2011 :) You have some serious style girl!!! xo

  3. It's beautiful!!! I'm in awe as well!!! :D :D
    Ah! One question...where's the fridge!! Is it behind that door!? haha...I was just wondering because it disappeared! :3

  4. Thank you ladies!

    Yes the fridge is still on the same spot, you gotta slide the door to the right. haha

  5. your color combination skill is awesome!

  6. you really do amazing work elle. i am so happy that i found your blog last year. LOVE! your talent should be showcased everywhere :)

  7. is the ref inside the corner cabinet? great idea.

  8. Thank you all so much! Appreciate all the love!

    @Spenwell, the fridge is on the other side of the sliding doors.

  9. Hi! How much does it cost to have my cabinets have those mirror doors? How much per door? My cabinet doors' size is about the same as those in the picture. I'm thinking of replacing in all of the bedrooms (4 doors in master's, 2 doors in the other rooms).

    Thanks ahead!

  10. Love it....I might need an interior designer soon...May I know how to get in touch with you and also the rates that you charge? My email addy is Many thanks and more power!!! :)

  11. Hi. May I know where you got the wardrobe cabinet with the mirror doors? I've been looking for one for some time now

  12. @Samantha we built those on site. Part of the contractor's cost. :) Thanks!

  13. I'm a fan ms. Elle. Never tired of reading your blog. My stress reliever. 😁

    1. Awww thank you so much Leska! We'll update more para mas mawala ang stress mo. haha

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