How to live in the “It” condominium

Date posted January 13, 2016

While many homeowners tend to favor the sedate and timeless look of modern minimalism, there’s a market out there hankering for interior design styles that play up on colors, details, and character galore—think Monica Gellar’s apartment in the hit TV show “Friends,” with its technicolor walls and fixtures, vintage fridge and furnishings, and endless assortment of flea market finds.


Ortigas & Company Business Development and Marketing Manager Jenna Belardo, Fashion and Lifestyle Maven Kim Jones, and Ortigas & Company Senior Vice President and Real Estate Division General Manager Joey Santos join the hip and vibrant unveiling event for Maven’s model units in Capitol Commons


At Capitol Commons, the well-curated, 10-hectare mixed-use community on the corner of Meralco Avenue and Shaw Boulevard, the 62-storey residential tower known as Maven lives up to its reputation as the metro’s “It” condominium in many ways.


Situated within a development made up of exclusive residential towers, office spaces, a strip of free-standing concept restaurants collectively known as Gastro, the upscale Estancia, a new and improved Unimart, the entertainment hub Paragon, and a vast open park, among other urban features, Maven represents innovative architectural design at its best. Note its punched balconies, the vertical notch on its facade, and its eye-catching “lantern units”—special 3-bedroom units poised atop the Maven, affording spectacular views of the Sierra Madre mountains.


A ground floor dedicated to select retailers and five floors worth of resort-inspired amenities—from a party room and media room to an infinity-edge lap pool and fully equipped gym—likewise make Maven the ultimate place to be.



Kim Jones tries her hand at chalk art, one of the experience points in the event


Appropriately, this “It” venue espouses interiors that appeal to a generation unafraid to express itself through modern colors, striking patterns, and playful accessories. The Maven recently unveiled its two model units, a one-bedroom and a three-bedroom, at the Capitol Commons Information Center. Enlisting the help of Space Encounters, the Maven’s one-bedroom model unit is reminiscent of contemporary world design favored by the hip variety.



With the help of Space Encounters, this hip home exudes a contemporary world design, great for the young professional.


Ideal for independent types who like to work in and entertain at home, the 1-bedroom model unit (from 45 to 56 sqm) presents wall treatments ranging from brick and gray to black-and-white checks. Grab a couple of beers from your fridge and celebrate happy hour on the high stools of a black kitchen counter, or a comfy couch facing a flat-screen, wall-mounted TV. In this abode, tiles in the bathroom are a thing of the past; instead, walls with retro prints and artworks are in. Indeed, anything goes in this place.



Heim Interiors paired bright and light colors with clean and contemporary furnishings for the three-bedroom unit’s living room, perfect for a growing family or the hostess with the mostest.


For a 3-bedroom model unit (from 98 to 115 sqm), Maven tapped Heim Interiors to interpret a spacious home fit for a growing family or hostess with the mostest. Going by a happy mood, the interior design company responded with bright and light colors, as well as clean and contemporary furnishings in the common areas. Soothing neutrals and pastels, meanwhile, were assigned to the private quarters. Have a gathering of close family and friends spill over naturally from the living room to the dining room and back, then call it a day in a relaxing bedroom with a generous view of the city and beyond.


Maven also offers studio (from 24-31 sqm) and 2-bedroom units (from 69 to 87 sqm). Maven’s studio unit is featured at the Maven pop-up model unit located at the second floor of Estancia, near Debenhams.


For 84 years, Ortigas & Co. has been bringing to life some of the nation’s most-loved and most iconic places—and with it, creating new experiences and traditions. Still, it continues to Build for Life. It is the developer behind some of Metro Manila’s known residential enclaves and mixed-use projects such as Frontera Verde, Circulo Verde, Greenmeadows and the Greenhills Subdivisions. Look up #LiveAtMaven to see the model units via mobile or visit for more updates.

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