Building & Renovating

Building 101: Choosing the Right Textiles for Your Home (Part 3)

Dress up your bathroom with the right set of fabrics


Getting the right fabrics for your bathroom can be tricky because some have to be highly absorbent, while others have to be water-repellent. Ripstop nylon is a popular material for shower curtains, but if this is not available, you may opt for any kind of fabric lined with a clear plastic curtain underneath.

If you're looking for an absorbent type of bath towel fabric, the Terry cloth is a good choice, but sometimes guest towels can be made out of linen or fine cheesecloth.

Styling by Dagny Madamba and Issa Villar. Photographed by Miguel Nacianceno (setup) and Paolo Feliciano (moodboard).

Read the original article ("Fab Fabrics") in the September 2013 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details. 

The Fabrics
  1. Toftbo Rug, P2,999, Möbler
  2. Dunmurry Oregano, Natural and Linen, P999/yard, Townes, Inc.
  3. Acrylic Fabric with Ethnic Pattern, P35/yard, Divisoria
  4. Howen Face Towels, P160 each, Möbler
  5. Soap Dish, P150, The Nathouse
  6. Claus Porto Lysia Soaps, P1,480 set of three, AC+632
  7. Orange Silk, Larry’s Curtain & Upholstery Supply
The Products

Haren Face Towels, P160 each, Möbler

Fejka Faux Plant, P350, Möbler

White Bath Robes, P1,690, AC+632

White Bath Towels, P980, AC+632

Soap P2,200, AC+632

Shower Gel, P960, AC+632

Shampoo, P990, AC+632

Ibride Tray, find similar at AC+632

*Prices are subject to change.

To view a list of stores and suppliers, click here.


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