In the midst of renovating and redesigning his one-bedroom home, this homeowner sought to rebuild his life, intent on answering the lingering question of “Who am I?” Throughout the unit are items that show who the homeowner really is: Buddha heads and other artifacts from trips abroad, old capiz windows rescued from his family’s ancestral home, and some charming second-hand furniture. There is also color—the paint on one wall is a custom-mix based on an iPod hue. Think this homeowner was able to created a warm, cozy, and creative space that reflected who he really was? Click through the gallery below and judge for yourself.

(First published in Real Living Magazine, Real Home section as "True Home" in December 2005; photos by Rene Mejia; adapted for use in Female Network)

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