Array
Shopping Guide

7 Key Pieces for a Hip, Urban Home

Transform your dull living and dining areas into beautiful modern spaces

Shares
Photography: Kurt Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions (Main Photos)

In most homes, the living and dining areas welcome guests into the space. To make them feel at ease, we need to make sure that these are well-maintained, inviting, and functional. If you’re running out of ideas on how to give these nooks an upgrade, well-selected pieces that pack a punch in terms of style may just be what you need. Taking inspiration from the cool, urban vibe of the living and dining areas found in the model unit at The Vantage at Kapitolyo, here are tips and must-haves worth checking out:


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Use neutrals as the dominant colors in your space.

Opting for neutrals and natural wood finishes can help keep the look modern and sleek. If you’re painting your walls, opt for Nippon Paints’ Light Gauze and Violet Whisper. A new sofa can also be the focal point of your space.

 


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Gia Gray Sofa, P129, 990, Crate & Barrel

Inject pops of color through accent pieces.

Set throw pillows in gray, blue, and red against your neutral sofa. Playing around with these vibrant hues can help you achieve a dynamic space. You can also look for knitted and quilted pillow covers to add texture to the space.


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Blue Graphic Denim Pillow, P180, Perch Interior Furnishing | Quilted Gray Pillow Cover, P899, H&M Home

Add warmth through wooden pieces.

Keep your home cozy and inviting with sleek functional must-haves that don’t take up space. Update your dining area with a lovely table with slim legs. A piece with a smooth wooden finish can add a country flavor to your home. 


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Silo Dining Table, price available upon request, KISH

Complement the table with a storage piece that has the same finish. Pick one with multiple compartments to keep clutter at bay.


Oscar Chest, price available upon request, EDIA

When sprucing up the dining area, you don’t always need to go for an elaborate centerpiece. A wood cutlery and napkin holder in a different finish can complement your table well. Create a cohesive look by displaying plated gold flatware.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW


Beck Napkin Holder, P929, Crate & Barrel

Inject urban edge into your homes new look with metal and copper pieces.

Pair your wooden dining table with metal chairs for country meets urban look.


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Tig Metal Dining Stool, P8,290, Crate & Barrel

Polish the look of your dining area with a lighting piece that will captivate guests. A copper pendant lamp can double as an accent piece.


Sfaere Copper Pendant Lamp, price available upon request, KISH

Developed by Rockwell Primaries, The Vantage at Kapitolyo is the best choice for those who want a stylish home in the city. Perfect for young families and professionals, it has one-bedroom and two-bedroom units that are big enough to accommodate the needs and lifestyle of the homeowner. With its ideal location, homeowners have access to hip hangouts, commercial establishments, and other important places to help you make the most of city living. Click here to learn more about The Vantage at Kapitolyo.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

This article by Bubbles Salvador and Tala Singson originally appeared in the March 2017 issue of Real Living Magazine.

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares
Recommended Videos

Latest Stories

Maggie Wilson's Casa Consunji Will Make Your Tropical Dream Home Possible

The store boasts of modern signature pieces made from natural elements.

5 Steps to Starting Your Own Organic Container Garden of Herbs and Vegetables

You don't need a green thumb to grow your own veggies and herbs at home.

7 Ideas to Make Your Small Bathroom Look Big

It's important to be smart about how you decorate and organize.

5 Reasons Child-Sized Furniture Is a Worthy Investment for Your Home

For one, smaller furniture is much safer for young kids to use.

7 Stores to Shop for Kids and Child-Sized Furniture (Beds, Chairs and Tables, and More)

Let your child's personality shine by choosing unique pieces for her room!

The Favorite Furniture Stores of Manila's Most Discerning

If luxe and exceedingly stylish furniture is what you're after, check this list out.

Porcelain vs Ceramic for Bathroom Tiles: Here's How and What to Choose

Should you go for porcelain tiles or ceramic tiles? A licensed interior designer gives her advice

10 Cute Pots for Your Plant Babies

Give your little green friends the home they deserve!

Andi Manzano Offers a Peek at Her Line of Child-Sized Furniture (Available in October!)

The actress collaborated with a home store that specializes in furniture for babies and kids.

Where to Find Wall Stickers for Your Child's Bedroom (No Need for a New Paint Job!)

You can get wall stickers in lots of unique colors and designs.

'Walang Trabahong Pang-Forever': 5 Lessons on Investing from Dimples Romana

Dimples and her husband have been investing in real estate properties since 16 years ago when they got married.

Take Note: Here's How Often You Should Wash Your Bed Sheets

There's a recommended general rule of thumb you should remember.
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!