Tips and Guides

RL Tips: Finding Home Essentials

The RL team together with guest designers answer your decorating queries and more!


From home basics to color queries, the RL team and a couple of guest designers answer your questions sent via social media. Keep the answers in mind as they may come in handy in the future.

Read the original article ("50 Solutions to 50 Home Problems”) in the July 2013 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details. 

Pillow Talk

Q. Where can I find fiberfill fillings for pillows? —Vanessa Sy via Facebook

A. If on a budget, visit any upholstery store in Divisoria or Cubao. They sell fiberfill by the kilo. A kilo of fiberfill can be used for about two regular sized pillows. You can also visit any Shell Canvas or Larry's Upholstery branch. —Maica Rivera, interior designer


Q. Where can I find stain-resistant fabric for soft furnishings? —Lu Cardena, Los Baños, Laguna

A. The following stores can help you with specialty fabric: Larry's Curtain and Upholstery, Shell Canvas, Townes Makati or Wintex Fabrics—Maica Rivera, interior designer

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