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Get the Look of a Modern Asian Home in Marikina

Channel the beauty of the Orient with these 14 furniture and home decor picks

Photography: Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions (main photo), Dairy Darilag and Paolo Feliciano (products)

After Typhoon Ondoy forced Mina Lim and her family to move out of their Marikina house, they decided to move into a Quezon City townhouse. Although they were happy there, Mina wanted to move into a space that they could truly call their own. 

The family found a new Marikina property that stands on a 400sqm lot and has three bedrooms, five bathrooms, three kitchens, two living rooms, and a garage. Mina furnished the structure with traditional Chinese pieces and unexpected modern details. 

For a similar style, here are 14 interesting furniture and accessories that you may want to consider for your space.

Click here to see more photos and view the full home tour.

Read the original article ("Saving Grace") in the October 2013 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details. 

Chinese-print Wallpaper

P4,500, Wall Crown 


Guawin Head Scroll Shadow Box

P1,200, Chrysara Nest

Horseshoe Chair

P65,000, Noble Dream House 

Hyperion Dining Table

P32,500, Dwell 


Kerry Sofa

Price available upon request, Calligaris

Low Hand-painted Sideboard

P65,000, Noble Dream House 

Three-part Candle Holder

Price available upon request, Chrysara Nest 

Eco Red Plate

P1,350, Rustan’s Department Store

Emperor Moir Lamp

P13,495, Eclectic Living 

Felipe 34” Silver-plated Hurricane Lamp

P4,000, Restoration 

Flute Vase

P16,500, Dwell

White Flower Water Canister

Price available upon request, Pylones 

Ben de Lisi Bobble Lamp

P3,150, Debenhams 

Chinese Drum Stool with Storage

P28,000, Noble Dream House



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