Mans worldWhen interior designer Wilan Dayrit works on a unit, he basically mixes three elements: the natural form of wood, the hardness of stone, and the softness of fabric. He describes his style as streamlined, but not of the "less is more" school of minimalism. So when a businessman tapped Wilan four years ago to design his unit, his style suited what the owner wanted.

Designing the trapezoidal unit was not a walk in the park. Wilan shares that renovating the unit was major work because it had too many beams, exposed utilities, and contraptions, which they covered up during the renovation. The colors—beige and terracotta—were far from fabulous, with Wilan describing them as boring.

The result is an elegant yet masculine space that features a hotel-like bar area, a beautifully decorated bathroom, and three bedrooms—one for the owner and two for whoever decides to spend the night. With a home this beautiful, it's no wonder its owner loves having people over.

(First published in the June 2010 issue of Real Living, Real Home section as "It's a Man's World;" photos by Vincent Coscolluela; styling by Wilan Dayrit; pictorial direction by Gwyn GS Guanzon; adapted for use in Female Network)

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