Last February 9, 2016, we launched our newest home collection, R2R Living x Marilen.ph, at the R2R store in The Podium Mall. This collection is in collaboration with Marilen Faustino-Montenegro.
Marilen has been an interior stylist for almost 10 years and manages her own design company that specializes in houses, condos, and model units. She collaborated with R2R because she loved the purpose behind the company and the versatility of their products. “I've always known R2R for their bags so I was pleased to learn that they also did home products. I immediately wanted to collaborate with them,” she shared.
The R2R Living x Marilen.ph Collection presents both beautiful and functional home accessories like floor planters, hanging planters, poufs, and Scandinavian-inspired serving trays that the artisans of R2R handwove and handcrafted. “I am a believer of investing in good organizing accessories so the floor plant holders and trays were a must,” Marilen said. The color palette is composed of joyful hues like salmon pink and turquoise and complementing, conservative ones like gray and natural abaca.
We'd like to thank Passion Cooks Catering for the wonderful food that they prepared for our friends and advocates and to Sparrow Fragrances, who also launched their scent diffuser in collaboration with Marilen.
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