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12 Asean Centric Designs From Obra Maestra 2015 (Part 2)

Take inspiration from these innovative spaces designed by promising students

Photography: Mark Francis Jesalva

Obra Maestra 2015 is a yearly competition that invites interior design students from colleges around the metro to showcase their fresh ideas. This year, the Council of Interior Design Educators have teamed up with Wilcon Depot, to execute the theme—“Asean Centric." It plays around the mixture of modern design with various cultures. 

Here are the remaining designs from this year's competition.

Singaporean-Themed Bathroom

When decorating your home, you can go all-out with the accessories and design. In this bathroom, the inspiration was clearly evident with the use of the Merlion—Singapore's icon.

What we love: The lights add a warm touch to the space.

Designed by Eulogio Amang Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology

Members: Paul Angelo Montesines, John Yuri Esteban, Maleleel Ceballo, Ma. Kristina Benosa, Mariah Coleen Manalo

Myanmar-Inspired Bedroom

If your budget is limited, you may choose not to splurge on accessories and decorative elements. Simple wall accents and pops of color can liven up the room.

What we love: In any room, function is of utmost importance. The study/work desk with overhead shelves perfectly completes the bedroom.

Designed by Polytechnic University of the Philippines

Members: John Kleiber Ferrer, Romel Liona, John Cedie Marqueses

Laos-Themed Bedroom

This bedroom highlights space-saving solutions—as seen in the addition of a shelf and the use of multifunction pieces.

What we love: The choice of pieces and colors chosen create a calm and cohesive space.

Designed by University of the East Caloocan

Bathroom with Earth Tones

The elements of the bathroom, such as the earth tones and gold fixtures lend a relaxing and luxurious feel to the space.

What we love: The color palette used for the tiles adds a vibrant contrast to the taupe colored walls. 

Designed by De La Salle-College of St. Benielde

Members: Mikaela Abad, Deyu Cai, Mary Montenegro, Madeleine San Jose, Sharlene Lanzarrote

Living Room Inspired by Brunei

Yellow serves as the focal color in this cozy living room. Prints were likewise maximized to liven up the walls.

What we love: The extra seats made available for guests. Since guests stay in the living room, it is important to make sure that they are comfortable and at ease.

Designed by Mapua Technological Institute

Members: Luis Enriquez, Armand de Villa, Paul Pascasio

Malaysian-Themed Bedroom

This Malaysian-themed bedroom plays with vibrant and earth colors which help complete an eclectic style.

What we love: The hand-painted mural above the bed adds a creative touch to the room. 

Designed by St. Scholastica's College Manila

Members: Dana Javier, Joanna Diego,  Necille Yvonne Labadan, Chastine Sacdalan, Nasya Magbanua

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