RL Tips: Create a Glam Living Room

Sophisticated colors coupled with tufting and shine can make a difference


Did you know that tufting is a timeless furniture detail and has been around since the 1300s? It is where layers of fabric are pulled, folded, and strewn onto a furniture filler or foam with the use of buttons to create a tuft or a snug, buttoned up look. Classic tufted pieces look great in glam rooms, and nice examples are the Chesterfield sofa and the Barcelona Chair.

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 for more details. 

How to achieve the look:

To make this work, a certain degree of sophistication is needed. First, garb your living area in luxurious textures – faux fur pillows, tufted upholstery, and soft leather.

To offset the softness, throw in a few metallic pieces like a silver candelabra or lamp. Deep hues like burgundy, aubergine, or forest green add more opulence, but temper the drama with a generous helping of neutral hues.

Watch out for the second living room look tomorrow. For more tips and guides, click here.



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