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Get the Look of a Modern Asian Three-Storey Home

Add a touch of Eastern charm to your space with these furniture and accessories

Photography: Paolo Feliciano (main photo), Dakila Angeles, Dairy Darilag and Vincent Coscolluela (products)

When the former owners of this three-storey house moved to the US, Charlene Carlos wasn't sure if she and her family should buy the property. It was simply too dark and old-fashioned for their taste. However, they eventually decided to purchase the home, remove the heavy drapes that covered the big windows, and strip off the old floral wallpaper. 

Charlene complemented the brand new look of the home with an interesting mix of Oriental, Filipino, and contemporary pieces. If you love the result as much as we do, here are 10 items that you should check out.

Click here to see more photos and view the full home tour.

Read the original article ("Culture on Display") in the December 2013-January 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. 

Bromo Sectional Corner Sofa

P15,000, Komodo Teak Furniture




P1,099.75, L’indochine

Capiz Drop Light

Price available upon request, Ricohermoso Native Products 


Bungalow 300 Chevron Pillow

P596.75, Dimensione

Silver Pelican

P599.75, L’indochine

Framed Wall Art

P499.75, SM Homeworld

Upholstered Ottoman

Price available upon request, Urban Abode


Benjarong Jars

from P499.75 to P2,199.75, L’indochine

Elephant Plush

P599.75, L’indochine

Woven Rug

Price available upon request, Urban Abode





  • Interior Zone Carpark Building, SM City
  • North EDSA, Quezon City
  • Tel. (02) 850-7841


  • Novelty Village, Tiendesitas, Ortigas cor. E.
  • Rodriguez Jr. Aves., Pasig City
  • Mobile 0920-800-6512


  • In SM malls nationwide



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