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What is a Real Living Home?

These four inspiring spaces show you what it means

Photography: Miguel Nacianceno (Main Photos)

From compact yet cozy homes to sprawling spaces with inspiring interiors, Real Living has featured different homes with unique styles. As we celebrate the magazine's 12th year anniversary, we answer the question: "What is a Real Living home?" by featuring these four spaces that stand out.

Sophie's Mom Owner Tonette Rosal's Family Home

This split-level home is filled with homeowner Tonette Rosal’s DIY smarts and a European-feminine aesthetic. The same vibe is also present in her bakeshop, Sophie’s Mom, in Makati.

Photographed by Miguel Nacianceno.

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A 50sqm Condo with an Open Layout

Road manager Rey Lanada’s condo unit possesses that maaliwalas feel that most homeowners gun for. He decorated his home by getting ideas from the magazine and with help from his friends. 

Photographed by Miguel Nacianceno.

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A Two-Storey House with a Modern Filipino Design

Photographer Paolo Feliciano’s home, where he lives with his wife and daughter, was conceptualized without a specific design concept in mind. With excess pieces from furniture manufacturer Calfurn (owned by Paolo’s dad), plus the couple’s design instinct, this home became a warm and well-designed space for the family.

Photographed by Paolo Feliciano.

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A Fun and Functional DIY Cavite Home

Photographer-couple Sheila and Jorem Catilo have the distinction of winning “The RL Reader’s Home” contest back in 2008. A winning combination of DIY projects, budget buys, and a fun color palette make their Cavite family home very charming. 

Photographed by Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions.

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