Tips and Guides

RL Reader of the Week: Che Sabino

Our RL Reader of the Week shows us her home and reveals what she loves best about Real Living

Shares

Our RL Reader of the Week is Che Sabino. Che lives in a townhouse in Marikina.

Real Living (RL): When did you start reading Real Living?

Che:  When my husband and I purchased this townhouse in 2009, I checked out every home magazine on the newsstands but I found RL to be the most practical and realistic. More than five years later, I still rely on RL for helpful hints and tips! I always look forward to grabbing a copy every month!    

RL: What is your favorite Real Living issue?

Che: It has to be the October 2014 issue! It had a lot of great ideas on how to create a lived-in look for the homes. I loved the tips on organizing kids’ artworks! I was inspired to do a similar thing for my daughter’s play area.

RL:  What is the biggest lesson that you have learned from Real Living?

Che:  You never have to spend too much when decorating! For example, when I am bored with my living room, I change the curtains, pillows, throws, and other home décor. 

Are you an RL reader with a RL-inspired home? Show us! Like us on Facebook <https://www.facebook.com/realliving.ph> and follow us on Twitter (@reallivingph) and Instagram (@reallivingph)! You can post your photos with the IG hashtag: #instalivingph

Living room

The living area is spruced up with pops of orange as seen on the throw for the sofa, the floor rug, and the floor pillows.

Pantry

In one corner of the pantry, Che’s teapots are placed on white shelves.  Below the shelves is a two-tiered tray cart filled with tea essentials.

Shelves

The teapots are paired with wall art, mason jars, and ceramic décor.

Tray cart

The tray cart is completed with a “You Are Precisely My Cup of Tea” print, pink polka dot and green tray liners, and colorful knickknacks. 

Playroom

To brighten up her daughter’s playroom, Che chose a vibrant blue shade for the walls. The toys are kept on the white wall-mounted shelves.

Walk-in closet

The walk-in closet is filled with playful décor, including a kitschy green chandelier and green neo-Baroque wall mirror. Clothes hang on racks while bags and shoes are kept in open shelves.

Closet detail

A closer look at the artsy details in the walk-in closet.

Garage

In the garage, a tall shelf is filled with potted plants.

Blue dresser

A blue dresser is transformed into a spot for Che’s plants.

Chair

A planter hangs over a blue chair with a floral pillow. 

More on Realliving.com.ph

6 Interesting Small Homes of RL Readers

6 Charming Mini Gardens in Pinoy Homes

Shares

Latest Stories

10 Ways To Make Your Shoes Last Forever

Show your favorite pairs some tender loving care with these tips

A One-Bedroom Unit Transformed into a Two-Bedroom Home

The designers of this 45sqm condo in Manila created a functional space with an urban contemporary appeal that’s perfect for its young occupants

Here's Why You Should Skip Bringing Your Phone To The Bathroom

Trust us, liking that photo on Instagram can wait for a few minutes

7 Planners For An Inspired 2018

Stay organized and keep your goals in sight with these picks

These Christmas Ornaments Will Make You Feel Like Dancing

Celebrate a yearly Christmas ballet tradition with The Nutcracker collection

15 Calming Photos of Modern Minimalist Homes

Because less is more

10 Life-Changing Cleaning Habits For Lazy People

We've got the strategies for keeping an impeccably clean house without losing your mind

Did You Know That Ellen Adarna Lives in a 1930s Apartment in Manila?

She has a fantastic view of the Manila Bay sunset, too

Neat Home Appliances You Need To Buy With Your 13th Month Bonus

It's okay to treat yourself with the best things money can buy—especially if it is for your humble abode

A Taguig Condo With Cool Storage Features And Vintage Accents

This 80sqm unit has everything that its owners need: light and airy spaces, an interesting mix of furniture, and nifty storage tricks

8 Celebrities Who Are Also Amazing Artists

From John Lloyd Cruz to Ian Veneracion, these famous faces put a new spin to being creative

Katrina Halili’s House in El Nido, Palawan

Found inside her own farm, the tranquil sanctuary features spacious rooms and an incomparable view of the lush outdoors
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!