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 about 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)
Want to read more excerpts from Real Living? Check these out:
- Turn your house into a home with Real Living's June 2011 issue!
- Be inspired by 30 pages of offbeat homes in Real Living's May 2011 issue!
- Get a good night’s sleep with Real Living’s list of the 10 best beds for 2011
- Ring in the New Year with 3 Colorful Design Ideas from Real Living
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