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RL Ideas: A European-Inspired Bedroom

Transform a bedroom fir for the well-traveled bachelor


Make this look work by going for dark chocolate brown and aubergine. Incorporate traditional toile de jouy patterns but balance it out with bold brocade. Be inspired by these handpicked pieces.

Styling and Pictorial direction by Gwyn GS Guanzon. Photographed by Miguel Nacianceno.

Read the original article ("One Bedroom, Three Destinations”) in the March 2012 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details. 

An English Bedroom

The layeringof three-dimensional prints on prints gives the feeling of depth and texture. Look for deco with mirrored surfaces and patinated finishes and set them against a backdrop of luxe wallpaper to up the ante of the room's elegance.

Tip 1: Be bold with prints on accent walls. Achieve depth by putting similar patterned wall hangings.

Tip 2: Balance colors by adding a light colored accent to a very dark color scheme.

Some pieces that you may want to consider:

Neck pillow, P1,200, KISH

Square Pillow, P1,300, KISH

Alo Foot Lamp, P9,500, KISH

White Accent Table, P22,000, KISH

Vase, KISH, (*find something similar at AC+632)

Anais Photo Frame (big), P1,500, KISH

Anais Photo Frame (small), P1,300, KISH

Iron Moulded Accent, P1,400, KISH

*Prices are subject to change.

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