Just last week, Nino and I attended the launch and grand opening of Casa Bella’s flagship store on Jupiter Avenue, in Makati. It marks their 10 year anniversary celebration and creates the home where Casa Bella showcases their luxurious European furniture brands here in the Philippines. Casa Bella collaborates with designers and home owners to build environments for families who live well, through Cassina, Kettal, Moroso, Cattelan Italia, Henge, Ditre Italia, and Novamobili.
Fig & Vine Moments
Drenched in the beautiful floral pieces of Fig & Vine, (a collaboration of Stenie with her momma, Elena) the showroom was teeming with furniture lovers, media personalities, and interior designers who all know and appreciate the value of European design and function. Not to be out done by the beautiful people, and the beautiful furniture, the floral centerpieces and even ceiling installations only added elegance and class to the occasion, and the ambience of the evening.
Well Trained Staff
I was equally impressed with the knowledge of the staff members who brought us on a guided tour, highlighting the strengths of each of the individual brands that Casa Bella exclusively distributes.
Nino and I took note of pieces that would make a great addition to our new found condo living.
I guess that’s the part I loved most about learning of these new brands (new to me) like this during events. When Nino and I were being toured through the different parts of both the upper and lower levels of the showroom, I was listening to the conversation between him and our guide, Paolo.
Paolo would ask if Nino knew about a certain designer, and Nino would answer with some of his favorites, and what he studied about each of the designers that they were discussing.
As I hung back in their conversation, I was able to appreciate Nino’s love of design, his background in art, and his eye for beauty. There was even a moment where I smiled on the inside, because I realized that even after 23 years I still get to learn new things about my husband.
I know that we were really there for the furniture, but I couldn’t help but snap some photos of the beautiful Fig & Vine floral arrangements.
My Top Picks
Here are some of my favorites vignettes from the evening:
Novamobili has clean designs that allow for functional living. I really liked this book shelf that allows the owner to keep things neat on display and the sometimes kalat that comes along with kids, hidden at the same time.
Novamobili also has beautiful designs for the bedroom as well. I asked Paolo if everything that we saw in the showroom was for sale and ready to be taken home, or if we had to wait for it to be ordered and delivered from Italy. He said it really depended on the pieces that we choose. You can also have items custom made in size and fabric choices. This process would take about 3-5 months to manufacture and ship depending on the company you choose to invest in, that is found in the 2 story showroom.
I’m having visions of a beautiful walk in closet with this space…
(minus the sales people in the reflection….hehehe)
Wouldn’t this make for a quiet reading nook? How pretty!
Ditre Italia is one of the more affordable brands featured on the second floor of the showroom.
With Novamobili you can also create your own custom entertainment center. I love how this room feels modern yet comfy. I could totally see myself hanging out with my four kiddos in this space.
Kettal would be my first choice for outfitting another lanai or outdoor living space in the future. I loved the industrial feel that is complimented by ceramic powder coated colors. I imagine myself enjoying hours of outdoor lounging in a space like this.
If you would like to visit Casa Bella and learn more about the exclusive European brands that they offer discerning consumers who appreciate style, design, form and function visit them at 8 Jupiter Street in Makati.
Casa Bella Showroom
+63 2 541 4789
Monday – Saturday: 10:00AM–7:00PM