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RL Picks:Modern Style Guides

Achieve a well-designed modern space with today’s featured books


Building your dream home maybe a daunting task but it need not be if you have the right tools. Grab this opportunity to showcase your unique personality by adding sleek touches and one-of-a-kind ideas. Whether you’re considering a modern or minimalist style, these books will motivate you to craft a stylish space that will definitely impress guests.

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.

On contemporary style

Living with Mid-Century Collectibles by Dominic Lutyens

This book introduces you to the birth of contemporary design and how its unique style continues to build innovative spaces until today. Designer Dominic Lutyens discusses what the Mid-Century look is about and why its style elements and decorative items are must-haves for every home.

P1,275, National Bookstore

On giving your walls an upgrade

Wall Art: 56 Seamless Patterns for Texture Mapping by Send Points

Feast your eyes on this book’s photos of various modern wallpapers and patterns! It features 56 unique texture patterns, wall paintings, wallpapers, and wall stickers suitable for any space. The book also includes different projects crafted by 43 talented design teams from all over the world.

P1,444, Fully Booked

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