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4 Banig-inspired Pieces for a Filipino Home

Add a Filipino touch to your personal space with these special finds

Photography: Paolo Feliciano (Main Photo), Ocs and Kurt Alvarez (Products)

How can you create a Filipino home? Some homeowners build their house using Pinoy materials like wood, capiz, and woven materials. However, if you are currently living in an already-completed space, you can simply choose locally sourced furniture and accessories with a native feel.

To help get you started, you should consider these banig-inspired pieces with interesting woven details:

Create a neat and organized space with these stylish storage boxes.

Storage Boxes, P950 (Small), P1,250 (Large), Make Room and More, Bonifacio High Street, BGC, Taguig.

You can use this raffia square basket to store different trinkets or to hold a small plant.

Raffia Square Basket, P499.75, Grassroots,3/L Greenbelt 5, Makati City.

Instead of a modern area rug, choose a traditional banig rug for an eclectic feel.

Round Banig, price available upon request, Negros Trade Fair,

You can also make your space feel warm, cozy, and comfortable with these banig-covered floor pillows.

Floor Pillows, P1,999.75, P2,000, P4,474, all from Grassroots, 3/L Greenbelt 5, Makati City.

Read the original article ("Awesome Space") 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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