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Design School: Designer Tricks and Furnishings (Part 2)

These designer tricks used in commercial spaces can be applied to your dream home, too

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Last week, we learned a couple of designer tricks from interior designer Kristine Neri-Magturo. This week, we focus on design tips applied in a hotel. 

International hotel chain Marriott has always been synonymous with well-appointed interiors in their branches across continents—Manila Marriott Hotel is no exception. The lobby lounge area, in particular, is notable for understated elegance that’s not supercilious. The Design Alliance Architecture and Planning, in coordination with foreign consultant Hirsch Bedner Associates, has created an area that’s in line with the standard Marriott look, but with cozy nooks here and there that emphasize a Pinoy feel. Thus, the use of wooden furniture and pieces with reference to beach, like the white coral décor sprawled on the shelving unit.

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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