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.

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The Beatles poster is from Diego’s mother, a huge fan of the Fab Four

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.
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Diego’s favorite spot in the unit custom vinyl rack Heim Interiors provided for him

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.
A small but loved space is the kitchen where Diego cooks interesting meals for his guests. The blackboard wall is also a favorite among Diego’s guests who doodle and leave notes
A small but loved space is the kitchen where Diego Castillo cooks interesting meals for his guests.

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.
Heim initially installed a guitar rack so Diego can display his collection but the client soon realized that he needed a dining table. “The rack is nice but only for people who are avid guitar fans, this one is something I really need when I have people over,” Diego adds.
Heim installed a guitar rack so Diego can display his collection but the client replaced it with a dining table. “The rack is nice but only for people who are avid guitar fans, this one is something I really need when I have people over,” Diego adds.

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

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