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5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Miss this Year's Real Living Space

Find design inspiration, shop for home must-haves, and join workshops for free

Photography: Mark Francis Jesalva

This September, Real Living is partnering with Avida Land, Inc., HardieFlex by JamesHardie, Boysen Paints and American Standard to present this year’s Real Living Space at the Avida Towers Centera showroom in Mandaluyong.

Touted as the ultimate shopping and design showhouse, this year’s event will once again serve as a great source of inspiration for current, new, and potential homeowners hoping to design and style their own beautiful-yet-practical homes.

“It’s one thing to flip through the pages of Real Living, but it’s definitely more impactful to walk through those pages,” shares Real Living's associate publisher Tom Castañeda. 

RL Space is open to the public for free viewing on September 26 (Saturday) and 27 (Sunday) from 10:00 am to 6:00pm. Avida Towers Centera is located at EDSA corner Reliance St., Mandaluyong City.

Here are five reasons why you should include this year's RL Space on your list of September must-dos:

Enjoy a one-stop-source for your home needs

“This is an opportunity for homeowners to get actual ideas and inspiration up close, meet the designers and DIYers in person, and shop for their home in one go,” says Rachelle Medina, editor in chief of Real Living magazine. “It also helps that all the furniture and décor are available locally.”

In photo: Actual unit designed by architect Allen Oblena and interior designer Vera Villarosa.

See 5 spaces and meet 10 design professionals

To bring Real Living Space to life, 10 leading interior designers, architects, and stylists were handpicked by the tea,. To liven up the units, each professional was assigned a specific space and worked with predetermined client profile.

In photo: An enchanting corner found in the space designed by Paul Baes and Joel Salazar of Lucina Home.

This year’s featured designers are Misty Floro and Pai Edles of modern-edgy firm Morfosis Design; Pam Tan, known for her bohemian and travel-influenced designs; Kat Villanueva, owner and manager of First Scope Interior Design + Trading; Kristine Neri- Magturo, co-owner of furniture shop Urban Abode; John Viglia formerly of Budji Layug + Royal Pineda design; Paul Baes and Joel Salazar of Lucina Home; Vera Villarosa, who designed the work space in the function room from the Real Living Space 2014 at Magnolia Residences; and Allen Oblena, who is known for his mix of classical-and-vintage-mix designs.

In photo: A charming workspace designed by interior designer Kat Villanueva.

Shop, shop, shop!

Throughout the weekend, attendees will have the opportunity to purchase many of the products featured in the design of the spaces at an exclusive discount.

In photo: An inviting dining area designed by interior designer Pam Tan.

Take part in a mini trade fair

Attendees can get exclusive offers from event partners and sponsors, shop for unique decorative pieces, purchase Real Living’s books and issues, etc. among many other exciting items.

This year’s sponsors include FujidenzoKuysenLa GermaniaMatch Contract FurnitureMAV FurnitureUratexWhirlpool and Yale.

In photo: A cozy living room designed by interior designer Kristine Neri-Magturo.

Join DIY and home improvement workshops

During the two-day event, workshop attendees will be able to learn about repurposing old objects, decorating with non-traditional products, tabletop styling, taking great Instagram photos, and much more. We're sure that after the event, you'll be able to work on your own design projects and improve your space!

In photo: A sneak peek behind one of the bedrooms designed by interior designer John Vigilia.

Don't miss these exciting activities and more when you visit this year's Real Living Space! To learn more about this year's event, visit, and search the #RLSpace hashtag for photos of this year’s and previous years’ Real Living Space events. 

In photo: An edgy and cozy unit designed by Pai Edles and Misty Floro of Morfosis Design.

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