rl_extra.jpgLearn about eight decorating trends that have become popular over the years and incorporate them into your home—with a contemporary spin—in Real Living Magazine's July 2011 issue. In this special collector's edition, Marina Fernandez, Gywn Guanzon, and Dagny Madamba join forces to explain each trend and provide you with design pointers should you choose to adapt one of the styles for your home. Check out a preview of the article below.


TREND: MINIMALIST INDUSTRIAL

PERIOD: Most of the '90s to early 21st Century

Modernist architects like Richard Meier, Tadao Ando, (and locally, Ed Calma, and Joey Yupangco) had their field day with this style, characterized by cast-in-place concrete, raw concrete floors, exposed steel structure, and frameless glass.

GET IT NOW: This raw, hard-edged style can be softened up and personalized with a variety of artwork and whimsical furniture.


TREND: CLEAN TROPICAL

PERIOD: Latter part of the '90s, early 21st Century

Best exemplified by Filipino designer Budji Layug, Clean Tropical has the most staying power because of its appropriateness for our country and climate.

GET IT NOW:
This is such a timeless look, but you can update it with minimal accents in bold colors.


To read aboutrl_cover.jpg the rest of the trends and snag the looks for your home, grab a copy of Real Living Magazine's July 2011 8th anniversary issue, out on stands now!

Also in this issue:
• 183 Best of the Best RL Home Picks    
• 29 Pages of Eclectic Homes
• Are stripes and florals baduy? NO!

(Photo by Rene Mejia)

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