08 November 2015

Casa Villa gets ready for Christmas 2015

As the song goes, "It's the most wonderful time of the year", Christmas is just around the corner, 5 Sundays away to be exact.  Stores have dressed up their window displays with Christmas-themed decor, Christmas carols are being played everywhere and shoppers are trying to find the perfect gift for their loved ones.  We are officially on high gear for the Christmas season.

At Casa Villa, I have always dreamed of dressing up our space for Christmas.  This year, Mickey and I were finally able to do it.  There is a store in San Juan that's all about Christmas.  They cater to international clients like Neiman Marcus, Harrods, Target, among many others.  When they do open their doors again for the local market during the months of September to December, I am always sure to be there to take a first look at their current Christmas designs.  This store is Color it Christmas.  

They had many designs in the store when we visited, but there was one Christmas motif that they had that was in a corner that captured our eye.  They decorated this big Christmas tree covered with different red berries, mini apples, pears, pine cones,  twigs, leaves, shiny red Christmas balls, striped red bows and birds that dwell in the tree.  Mickey and I are very picky when it comes to design, but this one, just brought a smile to our face. 

I sat down with them and told them that I needed a Christmas tree that looks exactly like this but a
slimmer version of it since we live in a condo. Plus, we also wanted just the right size for our space.  For the height, I asked them to make it as tall as Mickey, which is 6 feet tall. 

Along with our first custom designed tree, I also ordered a Christmas wreath for our door, with specific measurements, just right for the size of our door and a Christmas table décor to tie up the look altogether.  They told me that it takes a week for them to make everything, which was fine with us since it was October when we ordered the tree.

Mickey told them that he will take care of buying the Christmas lights, he said that he wanted warm white LED Christmas lights for our tree.  We provided them the lights a few days after so that they can incorporate it in the tree.  A week later, our Christmas tree, wreath and table décor were delivered to our space.  "Let's come in". 

It instantly transformed our home in time for Christmas.

It took 300 LED lights to cover our 6 feet tall tree.

The Christmas wreath were hung using damage free hanging hooks. 
Make sure you can still see through the peep hole.

   The Christmas table centerpiece was just the right size.

Our current table setting is complemented by a bespoke table runner and table napkins which I had made at my preferred fabric store Townes Inc. in Pasay Road, Makati City.  The detailed hand drawn street map design of the Brownmoor Lane fabric in red print is from Ashley Wilde's fabric book.  I love that it is made of thick quality fabric and the red colored print gives subtle hints of a Christmas red color.

Our favorite seats in the house.

I brought out our bone China dinnerware set from Lenox's Opal Innocence line. I love using these for the holidays, the silver-trimmed edges, embossed pearl beads and etched leaf design, makes having meals in our Christmas table setting truly special.  Also, instead of placemats, we are using the silver chargers for our table setting.

The crystal champagne flutes are from my mom. 
Thanks mom!  Your flutes are on heavy rotation.  They are beautiful.

I also bought a new set of Robert Welch flatware from Crate & Barrel. 
I just love the sleek and modern design of their flatware.

For the living room, I also had bespoke throw pillow covers (red also) made by Townes, Inc.  I am a fan of their fabrics from Scandinavian Designer, Lotta Jansdotter.  Her love of nature and urban style, clearly shows in her fabric designs. 

I chose some fun design combinations with contrasting piping on the pillows.  
Seeing the contrasts in color, I love how the pillow covers turned out.

For your fabric needs, visit Townes, Inc. at Townes Building, 916 A. Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City, Philippines.  For product inquiries call (+63-2) 844-5086, (+63-2) 844-1338 and (+63-2) 813-8588 or send an e-mail to inquiry@townes.com.ph.

For updates on what's new with Townes, Inc. follow them on their social media accounts, on Facebook @TownesInc and on Instagram @TownesFabrics.  Visit their website at www.townes.com.ph

Bring out the Christmas decorations and set the holiday table as well.  
But most of all, don't forget to have fun.  Merry Christmas everyone!

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