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Decor Myth Busted: Everything Must Be Polished

Three designers shed light on these popular home myths

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Match your side tables, white is high-maintenance, bathroom wallpaper is a no-no. Do you know more home myths? Are these true or false? Our three designers shed light on these topics.

Production and Interviews by Tala Singson and Paula de Guzman.

Read the original article ("10 Decorating Myths - Busted") 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 summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details. 

Myth No. 1: Everything must be polished and well-finished.

A few flaws aren’t actually bad. In fact, these ‘’battle scars’’ add more character to a piece – think Shabby-Chic or rustic. Interior designer John Vigilia, who previously worked at Budji Layug + Royal Pineda Design Architects, agrees. "A little flaw makes something unique, interesting, or personalized… think something aged, crinkled at the edges, or perhaps something textured.’’

He adds, ‘’Something out of place, like a crackled-printed vase squeaked in between sleek pieces, would be interesting. Mismatched dining chairs have mostly been used either intentionally or incidentally.’’ The trick is to make sure that the pieces complement each other.

THE BOTTOM LINE: DISTRESSED IS DEFINITELY ‘’IN.’’

Check back tomorrow for more decor myths.

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