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RL Picks: A Posh Yet Pocket-Friendly Living Room

Let your home reflect your sophisticated style with lush fabrics and select furniture pieces


Treat yourself and give your space a refreshing new look. If you have money to spare, choose lush fabrics with lovely damask patterns and rich, metallic colors. 

You may also get an accent chair with a value-for-money price. To complete the look, you may also opt for a sculptural floor lamp.

Picks and Styling by Gwyn GS Guanzon. Additional Picks by Dagny Madamba. Photographed by Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions.

Read the original article (“The Living Room Face-Off”) in the May 2012 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.

Make this look rich in every inch with these tips:

Embossing, tufting, and quilting add class to mid-range soft furnishings and upholstered pieces.

Complete the upgrade with a witty floor lamp that can double as artwork like this Tweet Floor Lamp from KISH.

Pieces that you may want to consider:


  • Tweet Floor Lamp, P16,500, K I S H
  • Antique Afghan Rug, P15,000, Waya Araos-Wijangco
  • Gray Ottoman, P6,900, Sifra Interiors and Objects
  • White Lanterns, P1,250/set, Restoration
  • Mirrored Jewelry Box, P1,495, Sifra Interiors and Objects
  • Alexis Accent Chair, P22,000, Restoration 


  • Throw Pillows, P980 each, Sifra Interiors and Objects
  • Blue Throw, P799, SM Homeworld
  • Lubeck Cappucino Curtains, P1,699.75 per/panel, Arc Curtains
  • Appenzelle Sheer Latter Curtains, P899.75/panel, Arc Curtains


*Prices are subject to change. Visit the nearest store to inquire. Click here for a list of stores and suppliers.


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