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10 Pieces Inspired by a Filipino House in Manila Starting at P500

Update the look of a Pinoy home with these furniture and accessories

Photography: Miguel Nacianceno (Main Photo) Styling: Dagny Madamba

In the Philippines, most houses are passed down from one generation to another. Filipino families often live in the same home for many years. When grandparents, parents, children, and other relatives make memories under one roof for a long time, the place becomes extra special and meaningful.

However, most family homes, especially those filled with traditional wooden furniture, can look drab, dark, and neglected. If you want to make your old home feel like new again, here are 10 furniture and accessories worth a second look:

Leviathan Lounge Chair

Price available upon request, Studio 10.10 

Oriental Folding Chair

P40,000, Noble Dream House

Antique Small Table

P3,500, Kabisayaan Antiques

Bul-ol Wooden Sculpture

P499.75 set of two, Kultura Filipino

Tiffany Table Lamp

P8,500, Herencia Antiques

Benjarong Bowls

Price available upon request, L’Indochine

Framed Wall Art

P2,999, ID Furniture

Metal Wall Art

Price available upon request, More Than a Chair

Decorative Boxes

P740 (part of set), Factory Sales



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STUDIO 10.10

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  • Tel. (02) 822-6976

Read the original article ("Past Perfect") in the March 2015 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App. Log on to for more details.

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