Real Living Partners with Robinsons Residences to Offer Design & Style Inspiration at its 4th Real Living Space Event

Real Living Space 2016

This September and October, Real Living - the country's best-selling home magazine - partnered with Robinsons Residences, to bring the pages of the magazine to life in specially styled spaces at the Real Living Space, the magazine's ultimate shopping and design show house, the only large-scale open house-like event of its kind in the Philippines.

"For the last 13 years, Real Living has strived to help Filipinos achieve their dream homes through the design inspiration and style advice in the pages of the magazine, and in recent years through our website, But with events like RL Space, we're giving you the chance to get design inspiration in real life." said Tom Castañeda, Real Living's associate published. "This year's event, now in it's fourth year, gives readers and event attendees the chance to walk through the pages of Real Living, so to speak, to see the exceptionally styled spaces from our talented team of designers, and all in a variety of styles, during the two-day open house."

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Held at the Sapphire Bloc in Ortigas, Real Living's Editor-in-Chief Rachelle Medina and Associate Publisher Tom Castañeda joined May V. Lopez, Vice President for Sales and Marketing of Robinsons Land as they welcomed members of architecture and design community and members of the media at the exclusive RL Space Launch, where guests were able to see first-hand the five styled spaces, as well as visit a mini-trade fair onsite.

Robinsons Residences and Real Living share a common vision of providing Filipinos with ways to embrace smart and practical living. Whether it's through finding a home, or helping you design and style that space, we're both dedicated to helping you embrace city living done right," Says May V. Lopez, Vice President for Sales and Marketing of Robinsons Land. "By partnering with Real Living, we're able to showcase the units at the Sapphire Bloc, while offering excellent examples of how you can make them your own through the visionary work of the RL design team.

Real Living Space. Draw inspiration from five sleek and stylish spaces by a talented Real Living team.

This year is the biggest Real Living Space to date, featuring the impressive design work of 13 of the best burgeoning and veteran designers, architects, and stylists in Metro Manila as they create five inspired and beautiful space at The Sapphire Bloc, each a practical and functional condo unit for any homeowner.

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13 of the best burgeoning and veteran designers, architects, and stylists in Metro Manila 

Each designer had a living space and a client profile that they worked with to craft their space. The designers who participated this year are: Misty Floro and Pai Edles of modern-edgy firm Morfosis Design; Kristine Neri-Magturo, co-owner of furniture shop Urban Abode; interior designer Wilmer Lopez, the co-owner of Space Encounters, a lifestyle store that specializes in funky, midcentury-modern design; interior designer Erika Uichanco, who is known for her clean and cool Scandinavian designs; Mara Manalo, whose projects have a youthful aesthetic and eclectic style; architect Angelo Siochi, known for his raw and classic-contemporary designs; residential and commercial designers Chino Carlos and Miah Gomez of Carlos+Gomez Interior Design and Hatch Furniture; interior designer Carlo Mecate, who is known for his rich, sophisticated, and personalized aesthetic; and JC Arcega, Vianca Añonuevo-Favila and Mark Steven Perez of glam-modern firm Empire Design.

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This year, RL Space designers used Art Deco as a design theme for their units. "The Sapphire Bloc has classic Art Deco as a theme," says Rachelle Medina, editor in chief of Real Living magazine. "It's also timely to choose the style, as there is a renewed local interest in heritage Art Deco sites and their conservation."

Aside from giving the attendees a strong dose of style inspiration by Robinsons Residences and sponsored by Wilcon Depot, Blims Fine Furniture, Abenson, Design Story, MAV Furniture, Habitat, Security Bank, Boysen, Mia Maison, Crate and Barrel, All Home and Design Armoire.

For more design inspiration, visit Get your daily dose of home and design ideas by visiting the Real Living Facebook page at, and follow Real Living on Twitter @reallivingph, on Instagram @reallivingph and on Pinterest at RealLivingonline.

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