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Reader Question: Can I Use Hardwood Pieces in My Small Apartment?

Real Living consulting style editor and design consultant Issa Villar talks about using wooden pieces in tiny homes

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Photography: Dairy Darilag

Q: My husband and I are both fond of wooden furniture—the real kind, not the MDF (medium-density fiberboard) type that's popular nowadays. How do we incorporate hardwood furniture or details in our small apartment without overwhelming it? — Laarni, Manila

A: Hardwood is definitely a sturdier choice, but don't go overboard with it! Choose main pieces made with hardwood to anchor the room, and then mix in other materials and textures to soften the look. I would go for a wooden dining table with leather-upholstered chairs, or a wooden TV cabinet with an upholstered sofa.

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Read the original article ("Ask It") in the October 2013 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details. 

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