Brighten Up Your Home with R2R x Marilen.ph

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It is often a challenge to keep our homes beautiful and stylish, especially when we're busy looking after our kids. However, a few key pieces placed at appropriate areas could most certainly give our homes a joyful vibe. R2R Living, the line of stylish, artisanal, and functional home pieces by Rags2Riches, recently launched its newest collection in collaboration with Marilen Faustino-Montenegro. An interior stylist who manages her own design company, Marilen specializes in houses, condos, and model units. She is also a mom of two.

R2R Living x Marilen_002 Trays and plant holders from the R2R Living x Marilen.ph Collection

“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,” Marilen says. She also shares the same vision as Rags2Riches: of empowering artisans living in impoverished communities across the country.

The R2R Living x Marilen.ph Collection offers pieces that are both beautiful and functional. Comfy cylindrical poufs in salmon pink and turquoise will make great additions to the den or living room. These are made of hand-crocheted upcycled, overstock fabric with fiber filling. Indoor plants will find a good home in the collection's pretty planters.

“I am a believer of investing in good organizing accessories so the floor plant holders and trays were a must,” Marilen said.

R2R Living x Marilen.ph_Hampers_02 Plant holders of different sizes R2R Living x Marilen_014 Hanging plant holders

There are hanging planters made of upcycled, overstock fabric using hand macrame technique as well as hand-crocheted floor planters made of solid-colored upcycled, overstock fabric, with leather handles. Keeping laundry off the floor is easy with handsome hand-crocheted hampers from the new collection. They come in bright hues and are made of solid-colored upcycled, overstock fabric, with leather handles. The collection also features trays of whitewashed wood, with twisted upcycled, overstock fabric-wrapped handles available in rectangular and hexagonal shapes.

R2R Living x Marilen.ph_Hampers_01 Pretty plant holders

R2R Living x Marilen.ph_Collection Trays and holders

R2R Living x Marilen_016 The poufs were a big hit among young guests at the launch

Since its launch in 2014, R2R Living has remained committed to bringing stylish and sustainable designs into Filipino homes. Indeed, its throw pillows, which are made from upcycled and overstock fabric, woven pandan, metallic leather accents, and indigenous materials, have become quite popular among design aficionados. R2R Living has also partnered with French-Filipino designer, Olivia d’Aboville, who specializes in tapestry and textile structures, for the R2R Living x Olivia d'Aboville Collection which includes woven poufs and area rugs. For more information, visit https://rags2riches.ph/pages/r2r-living .