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RL Picks: DIY and Decor Guides

Be inspired to improve your home with these must-reads


Get busy with home improvement projects this coming new year! Let these handy guides inspire and guide you.

Picks by Dagny Madamba, Paula de Guzman, and Tala Singson. Photographed by Dairy Darilag and Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions.

Read the original article ("45 Must-Read Books”) in the June 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. 

For furniture inspiration.

Cebu Furniture: A History of Inspiration and Innovation by Maricris Encarnacion

From Luisa Robinson and Debbie Palao to Kenneth Cobonpue and Vito Selma, this book shows why Cebu is the design capital of the country. Aside from highlighting the development of the Cebu furniture industry, it also showcases the province's finest pieces.

P2,999, Powerbooks

For DIY projects and inspiration

Craft-A-Day: 365 Simple Handmade Projects By Sarah Goldschadt

How about creating something new every day of the year? This book has daily inspiration and weekly themes to spark your creativity. The projects are easy, quirky, and charming, too! If you're worried about the materials, there's no need to fret as they are easy to find.

P1,400, Heima

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