The homeowner had a bedroom that didn't look like one. If not for the daybed, it would not be assumed that someone stays and sleeps in the claustrophobic room. However, it turns out that she has been occupying this basement bedroom since high school. 13 years had already passed and the room has yet to graduate from unsightly green walls, clutter, and overall drabness.

"Hindi talaga ako marunong mag-ayos ng gamit. Kahit anong basa ko nang magazines, 'di ko ma-apply apply (I really have no idea how to organize my things. No matter how much I read magazines, I can't apply them in real life)," says the homeowner. She didn't know where to start and which problem to tackle first. The only thing clear to her was what she wanted her bedroom to look like in general, as she revealed in her letter. "One day it will be a room that is organized and would look like it really belongs to a woman." She was in luck, as designer Hannah Acab-Faustino is particularly fond of designing girly-girl spaces.

Click "next" to see how her bedroom turned out.

Get more fabulous home makeover ideas in the April 2013 issue of Real Living Philippines, out on stands now! You can also subscribe to the magazine's digital edition.

Also in this issue:
Beautiful Homes!
RL's Must-Have Guide to Surface Finishes
What's the Hottest Color Today?
Cut Down Your Air-Con Usage!

(Words by Kathleen Valle. Pictorial direction by Coni Tejada. Photography by Vincent Coscolluela.)


The beribboned frames and lampshade complement the simple yet luxurious tufted headboard. Luxe Mangnot Muin beddings are from Robinsons Department Store.


Howards Storage World provided hangers and drawer organizers, including this nifty organizer for unmentionables!


A gloomy corner where the study was formerly positioned is now a picture of glam with an elegant chandelier from Handyman, handheld Umbra photo frames from Robinsons Department Store, and a custom-made mirrored shoe cabinet.


Hannah moved the work area to the opposite side, where it's roomier. She ditched the pitiful computer table in favor of a sturdier and bigger table, and added pretty but functional details such as the wallpaper-covered corkboard.


A gauzy fabric from Robinsons Department Store is a much more elegant alternative to a plastic shower curtain.

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