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RL Tips: A Modern Rustic Living Room

Neutrals, clean shapes, and natural wood will complete this living room look

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Rustic furniture originated in the mid- 1800s. It was influenced by the early 19th-century financial depression in the West. Because of the economic slide, furniture makers used whatever available materials there were, like twigs and larger branches, for production of furniture. A famous example of this type of piece is the Vienna Chair designed by a German- Austrian cabinet maker Michael Thonet. Today, rustic furniture incorporates unpolished metal to the natural wood finish for a more updated look. 

Picks and Styling by Dagny Madamba and Issa Villar. Assisted by Paula de Guzman. Photographed by Louie Aguinaldo.

Read the original article ("1 Living Room = 4 Looks") and find out more about the stores featured in this story in the April 2014 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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