Moving into your own condo unit signals the start of an exciting chapter in your life. But upon moving in, the first thing you will see are the bare walls of your unit. You ask yourself, “How can I make this place reflect my personality?” Don’t fret. Inspiration is everywhere, and you might just find yours in your favorite café, store, or restaurant. Here are some possible sources of inspiration.
1. Pepper.Hill PH
#3 San Rafael St., Kapitolyo, Pasig City
If you’re into arts and crafts or any anything cute, a visit to Pepper.Hill will surely be a delight. Its blue-and-white color scheme is cool to the eyes and trendy—something you might want to consider when choosing paint colors for your condo unit.
Take note of how the space under the stairs was turned into a useful corner—if you have a loft or a bi-level unit, this idea might come in handy.
2. Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
Ayala Malls The 30th, Pasig City
This new Ayala Mall along Meralco Avenue in Pasig has restaurants and shops that are perfect for yuppies and families. And if you want to simply chill and head to a cafe, might as well take note of its interiors. The blend of rustic and mid-century modern elements makes for a gender-neutral look. Add a pop of color through bold wall art to make your space more interesting.
3. Mom and Tina’s
Perea St. cor. Dela Rosa St., Legaspi Village, Makati City
All branches of Mom and Tina’s in Makati, Pasig, and Quezon City sport the same charming, country look. If you want to make your condo unit your own idyllic cottage, cop some design ideas from this restaurant. Mix light wood finishes with feminine wallpaper and distressed furniture. Finish the look by throwing in some fresh flowers.
4. Local Edition Coffee and Tea
116 Perea St., Legaspi Village, Makati City
If you want to add an industrial touch to your condo space, get some ideas from Local Edition. A black-and-white color palette creates a vintage industrial vibe. Mix metal and wooden furniture pieces to add texture. Then, choose clean-lined lighting fixtures to complement the industrial look.
5. Space Encounters
Mezzanine Level, Padilla Bldg, F. Ortigas Jr. Road, Ortigas, Center, Pasig City
Space Encounters has been synonymous with mid-century modern because of its furniture pieces that sport this style. Whether you’re looking for big-ticket items, accent pieces, or mere inspiration, visiting this store is certainly worth heading to Ortigas Center. Have fun exploring different colors, fabric, or prints—you’ll definitely find the best one for your chosen furniture piece.
6. Luna Specialty Coffee
32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
If your style leans toward masculine, look to this coffee shop for inspiration. Take this look home by leaving your concrete floor as is or adding a bit of polish. Then, furnish the space with steel chairs or bar stools. Finish off with warm, moody lighting and voila! You have your unique space jazzed up with a touch of hipster.