Industrial and minimalist are two design styles that have taken the past few years by storm. Both are sharp, sleek, and classy without being too intimidating. Having a love affair with both styles, interior designer Uzel Alconera decided to blend both in her condo.
Living in the space with her fiance Lucky Lopez, the two are a perfect contrasting pair. Uzel loves everything Japanese and Yoshitomo Nara, while Lucky is an avid collector of Star Wars figurines and sports shoes. Both often travel together and bring home collectibles from their trips, all of which are displayed in the condo.
We’re transitioning to a more formal space for us
One of the main reasons they opted to live in this development in Taguig was the condo’s leniency for pets. Uzel and Lucky have a pomeranian named Kuting!
Uzel wanted to marry the concepts of minimalist and industrial together in the space while still serving as a happy home of their favorite things. The main palette revolves around blacks, whites, and grays.
The mixture of the pieces resulted in a condo that is chic and stylish but still has a warm and welcoming vibe. Aside from showing her portfolio to potential clients, this condo also serves as a showroom for the interior designer. Uzel points out that it’s different when the clients see her work so they can get further understand her designs.
Uzel shares that the main difficulty was achieving the perfect look she really wanted. “You’re going to live in it and you’re going to see your design everyday!” shares the interior designer. Lucky cites the mini bar as his favorite area in the entire condo. Uzel on the other hand says she loves everything. Playing the client and interior designer in this project, Uzel surely deserves a pat on the back for a condo she and Lucky can call their home.
This story first appeared in CondoLiving Vol.11.2 2016, written by Patricia Herbolario and photographed by Greg Mayo. Edits have been made for MyHomeDesign.ph.