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RL Picks: Eclectic Indochina Style

Be inspired to decorate your home in an exotic and colorful way


French Indochina—composed of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia—has European, Siamese, and Chinese influences stemming from centuries of colonization. 

In Indochine interiors, it is not unusual to see delicate, French-style side tables and occasional chairs with woven cane backs for the tropics; Buddha figures rendered in either stone or vibrantly-painted wood, and intricately hand-embroidered tribal fabric in pillows and quilts. 

Read the original article ("Truly Asia”) in the August 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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Brass Bowl, P2,499.75, L’Indochine

Praying Buddha, P8,500, Sifra Interiors and Objects

Brass Candlesticks, P999.75 a pair, L’Indochine

Bell, P3,295, Sifra Interiors and Objects

Horse, P4,495, Sifra Interiors and Objects

Hand Embroidered Bird Pillow, P3,299.75, L’Indochine

Oriental Garden Cushion Cover, P3,999.75, L’Indochine

Triangle Pillow, P1,699.75, L’Indochine

Woven Multicolor Area Rug, P1,549,75, L’Indochine

Door, find similar at Orientique (2nd setup)


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