Inside Diego Castillo's Condo
July 26, 2017
Condo dwellers often think that they do not have the luxury of collecting pieces due to our limited living space.Diego Castillo with Heim Interiors manages to break this common notion. Diego is the bassist for the local band Sandwich, radio DJ, movie director, proud co-owner of burger joint Sweet Ecstasy, and a happy condo dweller with a one bedroom unit.
In his unit, one will be welcomed by a series of books, guitars, toys, records, and other interesting finds. “These are little things, whether people realize it or not, i added things that are important even if the look like they’re toys, they’re actually more special than that,” Diego shares. The condo is a dream mancave for any young bachelor who is into music and pop culture.
IDr. Rossy Yabut Rojales of Heim Interiors shares that they knew very will that the pops of color and character in the unit would come in form Diego’s collectibles. “We check every client and their existing items when designing especially in consideration with the space,” Rosyy shares.
The Heim team cites that there wasn’t really a big problem during the design process and construction except convincing Diego to let go of some stuff. “I couldn’t bare throwing all the stuff I had… But I really have to thank Rossy for that,” shares Diego who threw out eight trash bags of his stuff. “Sacrifice!” laughs Rossy.
Upon turning the unit over, the design firm left the unit “unfinished” in a sense, leaving Diego freedom to accessories with collectibles as he pleases . “As a designer, when you’re designing a space you are responsible for shaping what’s going to happen in the future, you have to analyze what else they would need in the future. The space should be able to adapt to his lifestyle,” adds Rossy.
This story first appeared in CondoLiving June 2017. Edits were made for MyHomeDesign.ph