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RL Picks: Books for Inspiration

Head out to your favorite bookstore and grab a copy of these books


Running out of ideas for your home? Why not visit the nearest bookstore and browse through the different interior design titles? Here are two must-reads that you need to include in your collection.

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 Interior Design

100 Ways to Happy Chic Your Life by Jonathan Adler

Inspiration and happiness go hand-in-hand with Jonathan Adler’s sensible and tongue-in-cheek advice. This book highlights gorgeous and colorful spreads with 100 exciting ideas for chic spaces, decorating, and entertaining. To get you started, it also has five project gatefolds that allow readers to exercise their creativity by creating a couple of handicrafts like a macramé owl and custom LOVE note cards. 

P965, National Bookstore

For Tropical Homes

25 Tropical Homes by Elizabeth Reyes

Do you dream about having a tropical home? Make sure you have a copy of this book! It showcases the best of modern Filipino architecture --- from A 9Ramon Antonio) to Y (Joey Yupangco).

P1,995, Fully Booked

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