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The cool palette of blue, green, and white set the stage for this nail spa's calming vibe

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From a tea shop to a hotel, we now focus on a nail spa. The palette used gives the place a relaxing vibe, an ambiance apt for the services on offer. Lounge on one of the cushy armchairs or share a seat with a chum on the couch as you get your digits pampered. “We wanted to create a whimsical, charming, and creative space that would be very relaxing for the customers,” says Athena Maramag, a junior designer at Design Hirayama + Quesada. The whimsical and charming bit was achieved with a wall mural depicting nature, plus the country-fresh accessories dotting the space.  Meanwhile, the creative mix of pillow cover patterns provides just a dose of spunk to toughen up the reign of pastels.

Photographed by Vincent Coscolluela and Miguel Nacianceno (Marriott Hotel).

Read the original article ("Commercial Break") in the August 2012 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.  

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