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RL Picks: Home Style Guides

Whether you're considering a modern or tropical style, these books will come in handy


New year, new home style? You can make it happen! Let these two books inspire you to give your space a refreshing look.

Picks by Dagny Madamba, Paula de Guzman, and Tala Singson. Photographed by Dairy Darilag and Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions.

Read the original article ("45 Must-Read Books”) 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 for more details. 

For tropical inspiration

Living Modern Tropical: A Sourcebook Of Stylish Interiors By Richard Powers

Find beautiful And airy tropical modern homes as you browse through this book. It highlights a variety of interiors with clean lines, outdoor areas, and spaces for relaxing and eating. If you're looking for design ideas, this book is filled to the brim with inspiration for every room in the house. Living Modern Tropical is a perfect guide on how you can make your space more attuned to our climate.

P1,895, Powerbooks

*Prices are subject to change. Visit the nearest bookstore to inquire.


RL Picks: Books for Inspiration

RL Picks: 11 Home and Design Books

For a vintage home style

Modern Vintage Style By Emily Chalmers

Vintage, when artfully edited, can blend into different home styles. In this book, the author highlights how using vintage items can add flair and personality to any home. Be inspired by the beautiful photographs and pieces showcased in the first part of the book. Aside from the visual feast, it also features tips on how you can pull the look together.

P1,069, Powerbooks


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