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RL Picks: Home Style and Renovation Guides

Complete your bookshelf with these two books filled to the brim with helpful tips and inspiration


Still unsure about the palette that you'd like to use for your space? How about adding charming prints to your cozy home? Get a dose of inspiration from these two books.

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 Renovation and DIY Inspiration:

Art for the Traditional Home: A Collection of Frameable, Original Prints from Top Artists -- curated by Jamin and Ashley Mills

If you're looking for just the right prints to spruce up your space, then this book will be the answer. It has a variety of handpicked artworks to suit every taste. The good thing about this book is that it allows you to create your own personal home design style as it highlights original artwork and pairs the prints with others in the collection. Are you ready to mix and match?

P965, National Bookstore

For Home Style:

Bright Bazaar: Embracing Color for Make-You-Smile Style by Will Taylor

From one of the world's leading interior bloggers, Will Taylor (visit his blog at, comes this insightful book which highlights fun hues and a flea-market aesthetic. The book puts much importance on color as it starts with handy hints on how to use color as well as how to replicate different looks by using pastel and bright colors. It doesn't just pack a colorful punch, it has tons of decorating ideas, too.

P1,647, Fully Booked

*Prices are subject to change. Visit the nearest bookstore to inquire.


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