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4 Reasons Why You Should Visit the RL Open House at Avida Towers Riala

See the pages of Real Living come to life in the Queen City of the South

Photography: Erwin T. Lim Pictorial Direction: Dagny Madamba

A visit to Cebu wouldn’t be complete without dropping by the lovely tourist destinations, having a taste of the famous lechon, and of course, checking out the world-class crafts and furniture. To add to the already long list of reasons why this province is the place to be, Real Living has partnered with Avida Land to bring the Avida Towers Riala showroom to life.

“It has always been Real Living’s goal to bring beautiful spaces to life by way of designed model units, just to show potential homeowners various style inspirations for their own home,” says Real Living editor-in-chief Rachelle Medina. For this special collaboration, three model units were turned into stylish spaces with the help of notable designers and gracious project partners.

Whether you’re based in Cebu or planning to visit anytime soon, you now have the chance to visit the RL Open House and see how you can give your home the distinct RL touch without spending much. Here are four more reasons why you should bring your friends and family to check out the spaces:

See the works of noted Cebu designers

To transform each model unit, Real Living worked with talented Cebu designers—furniture and interior designer Maybelline Te, interior designer Hannah Lim, and architect and designer Maya Franco. Each professional created a design concept with a specific target homeowner in mind. They also selected the furniture and accessories to complete the space.

In photo: A bright and organized kitchen designed for a restaurateur-couple in a 40sqm one-bedroom unit by interior designer Hannah Lim.

Discover ways on how to maximize a condo unit

Making the most of small spaces has always been fun and challenging. While we’d love to showcase collections, art, and other belongings, we need to make sure that the home remains efficient and comfortable, too.

To give homeowners an idea on how to maximize a compact space, the three permanent model units have different floor areas—a 23sqm studio, a 40sqm one-bedroom unit, and a 57sqm two-bedroom condo.

In photo: A cheerful kiddie bedroom found in a 57sqm two-bedroom unit for a jewelry-designer mom designed by furniture and interior designer Maybelline Te.

Get ideas on how to achieve a stylish home according to your lifestyle

Since the designers worked on the spaces with a client in mind, each space features a distinct personality and organizing and small space solutions.

In photo: An airy 23sqm studio unit for a bachelor designed by architect and designer Maya Franco.

23sqm Studio Unit

With a bachelor who enjoys an active lifestyle as the client, architect and designer Maya Franco came up with a bright, energizing, and utilitarian design. The space highlights clever storage solutions, neutral white, and radiant yellow accessories.

40sqm One-Bedroom Unit

To create a space that suits a newlywed couple who owns a small organic cafe, interior designer Hannah Lim made sure that the unit has an organic feel, too. She chose earthy and natural elements as well as incorporated tons of storage space for the owners' belongings.

57sqm Two-Bedroom Unit

Furniture and interior designer Maybelline Te transformed the unit with layered textures, patterns, and delicate colors. The pieces and materials chosen reflect the passions and personality of the married couple and their four-year-old child. 

Have a glimpse of the Avida Living experience

Touring the spaces allows a potential homeowner to envision a life in an Avida community. Apart from the amenities and building features, you get a firsthand experience of what it’s like to have a place that you can truly call your own. “We aim to inspire our customers to bring opportunities to reality with Avida, pursue their dreams and live the life that they’ve imagined,” says Avida Marketing Head Tess Tatco.

In photo: A cozy and inviting nook featured in the 23sqm studio unit.

The Avida Towers Riala will have an Open House for the public on Saturday, May 21, from 10am to 7pm at the Avida Towers Riala Showroom, Geonzon St., Cebu I.T. Park. Check out the beautiful new showrooms, have some refreshments, get design resources and ideas, and speak with Avida representatives. For more information about Avida Towers Riala and Avida’s other developments, visit or call (032) 514-2322.

We’d like to thank our project partners: Premiere Alliance Property Development Corp., Boysen (Pacific Paints Philippines, Inc.), Architecture & Design Source (AIS), Abenson, General Bleu, Projekt Home Furnishings, Bespoke Interiors, Inc., and Townes Inc.

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