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Based on her posts on social media and the countless billboards we often see, it’s safe to say that actress Ellen Adarna is a fitness nut. From boxing to practicing yoga, the Cebuana is dedicated to maintaining a healthy shape—even turning a part of her living area into a workout nook.

With generous windows that offer a breathtaking view of busy Manila, the apartment is a special place where Ellen can do the things she loves, including taking care of her furry babies and having friends over for get-togethers. Here are a few more things we love about her place:

The view of the Manila Bay
Just like a painting, this view is just one of the perks of living near the Manila Bay. Admiring the blending of colors as the sun sets is a perfect way to end another hectic day for Ellen.

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The huge floor area of the apartment
During the apartment's renovation, Ellen shared a before photo. Enough space was allotted for the living area, with a dining nook placed near the kitchen. Based on her posts, this is one of the actress's biggest projects a couple of years back. Ellen considers moving into her finished home a milestone.

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The vintage vibe of every room
While thick drapes block harsh rays of the sun, the homeowner lets in an ample amount of light that casts a warm glow in her room. The overall ambiance will remind you of vintage films.

Ellen's private space has modern comforts (a TV and an AC unit, to name a few), but it still has an old-world charm—the chandelier adds a luxurious touch, while the curtains give it a homey feel. One of the best things about this apartment building in Manila is its magic that transports homeowners and guests to a bygone era.

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The chic living area

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After the apartment's makeover, Ellen shared a photo of her posh living area complete with tufted seats, a striking chandelier, and a calming view of the outdoors. This is where Ellen entertains her friends and where they enjoy a few refreshments.

Ellen is good friends with fellow Cebu City native and world-renowned furniture designer, Vito Selma. Vito helped Ellen personalize the space, with one of his famous pieces serving as a focal point in the living area. The Hanako showcases an exceptional way of working with wood, with geometric lines turning it into a stunning accent piece.

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Click here to see more of Vito Selma's work.

Adding edge to the living area are kraniums from Love & Culture. These candleholders can add a punch of personality to any space and make it unique. For more details, click here.

...and how she can turn it into an instant workout nook

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By moving furniture around and allotting enough space for her equipment, Ellen can happily do exercises and even box freely.

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Her simple yet cozy bedroom

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With white as the dominant color, the bedroom is perfect for rest and relaxation. Given her busy schedule, we can only imagine how Ellen looks forward to uninterrupted sleep. Instead of having an ordinary headboard, the space above the bed features a niche where framed prints are on display. It's also an ideal spot for her essentials and gadgets.

The works of art that add color to the space

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Aside from belting out tunes and playing the piano, Ellen also paints. In her home, works of art done by her friends are on display. These pieces add color and warmth to the apartment.

The best part about Ellen's home?

Furry babies are welcome to chill and have a grand time, too!

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This story originally appeared on Realliving.com.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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