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Get the Look of a Writer’s Colorful Apartment

Create an eclectic feel in your own home with these interesting furniture and accessories

Photography: Dairy Darilag, Dakila Angeles, Vincent Coscolluela, and Kurt Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions Styling: Issa Villar, Dagny Madamba and Paula de Guzman Design Consultant: Lara Fernandez-Barrios

There is no specific style for writer Yvette Fernandez’s apartment: there are Pinoy elements, like the furniture inherited from her grandparents and the light fixtures in the dining room. There are also modern touches, such as her streamlined sofa and the Dali-esque clock “melting” on the stairs. And there are even hints of quirkiness—contemporary art by children’s book illustrators and bold pops of color in the kitchen, her sofa, and on her front door.

Discover how to create a similar look for your own home with these furniture and accessories.

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Read the original article ("Happy Place") in the March 2014 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details.

Red Couch

P28,950, Dimensione

Wooden Side Table

Price available upon request, More Than A Chair

Stackable Woven Basket

P2,150, Muji

Console Table

Price available upon request, More Than A Chair

Jewelry Organizer

P1,795, Sifra Interiors and Objects

Wooden Sculpture

P500, Anuc Casa Di Arredamento

Wire Pendant Light

P4,890, Grassroots


Price available upon request, Gallery Big


Price available upon request, Gallery Big



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