Building & Renovating

Moodboard of the Day: A Relaxed, Traditional Home

Create a cozy modern home with character and texture


Since the homeowners wanted Gossip Girl-inspired interiors for their starter condo, architect John Yuyucheng executed it well with emphasis on interesting textures and luxe details.

Production by Dagny Madamba. Photographed by Vincent Coscolluela (products) and Miguel Nacianceno (trend).

Read the original article ("Your Moodboard") in the May 2012 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 trend: A relaxed, traditional home

To make the look work, it helped that the owners were very hands-on, from choosing the flooring to buying furniture. The result? A cozy modern home with character and texture fit for the dwellers' low-key temperament.

What you'll need:


11 A-G (reds), 126 A-G (light browns), 174 A-G (dark browns), all from Ace Paints


Fioravanti Peony Wallpaper by Designers Guild, price unavailable, Rubenni Textiles


Golden Birchwood APO flooring, available in leading hardware stores

Arkitek Grey Polished Tile, price unavailable, Surface


Wood Grain Laminates, P670/panel; Colored Laminates, P600/panelm both from RICAD Trading


Placemats, P49.75 each, Landmark Department Store


Armchair, price unavailable, a11

Decorative Table Lamp, P4,098, Crossings Department Store

*Prices are subject to change.

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


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