CHRISTINE MANALO-VILLAMORA, PIID
FOUNDER & LIFESTYLE INTERIOR DESIGNER
Manila-based Interior Designer and fashion and art enthusiast Christine Manalo-Villamora is celebrated by the design community for her contemporary and chic aesthetic in her interiors. Merging her passion in Interior Design and Fashion Design, the former ramp model wants to develop a design collection (just like creating fashion collection) that will echo into her interiors throughout the year. A certain theme and concept that will inspire the whole look of her projects for the entire year and will innovate it to fit her client’s lifestyle and budget. Her design heroes includes Monique Lhuillier, Michael Cinco and Victoria Beckham.
After graduating from Polytechnic University of the Philippines in 2006 and passing the Interior Design licensure exam in 2008, Christine began her career in designing luxury interiors for Thunderbird Resorts and flagship stores for VMV Hypoallergenics. After many years of learning from design legends IDr. Ogie Periquet, Arch. Joel Songsong and IDr. Nina Santamaria, Christine recently launched her own design company in April 2014. Her company specializes in high end residential, condo-units, restaurants and hospitality projects with highlight of contemporary interior design for the well-travelled, always upgrading lifestyle of modern day Filipino.
Month before she registered her own design company, Christine was featured in the pages of Arkitektura Magazine’s March 2014 issue and that became her go signal to turn her passion into growing business venture.
Christine recently wrapped 10 condo units at Azure Urban Resort Residences (by Century Properties), one of the breakthrough real estate development in the metro today that features urban beach facilities complete with fine-white sand. She also finished 9 condo units at The Knightsbridge Residences (by Century Properties) with British pop theme, condo units at The Gramercy Residences (by Century Properties), 2 loft type units at The Milano Residences Versace (by Century Properties), condo units at 3 units Pioneer Woodlands (by Empire East) and 2 units The Rhapsody Residences (by DMCI), 2 BR Unit at The Residences at Greenbelt (by Ayalaland), 90 sq. mtrs. condo unit at The Manhattan Square Makati City, 2 BR condo unit at The Columns Legaspi Makati (by Alveo Land), 2 BR Unit at Porto Vita Towers (by Goldland), condo unit at Solano Hills (by Phinma Properties). Christine also designed a chicken+rice restaurant with contemporary Mexican theme at Los Pollos Hermanos Antipolo City and right now she’s working on a residential project at Loyola Grand Villas in Quezon City, 4 high-end condo units at Acqua Private Residences (by Century Properties) and 2 high-end condo units at The Knightsbridge Residences (by Century Properties), 3BR condo unit at Verawood Residences Acacia Estates (by DMCI) residential villa at AFPVAI Fort Bonifacio, Fairmount Hills Antipolo and Ayala Alabang.
CMV DESIGN TEAM
We are very approachable, flexible and non-DIVA-ish designers who can work around our client’s working budget. We believe that our client deserves the lifestyle upgrade that they want and we are here to guide them… to translate our design ideas into tangible reality. We are small but hardworking team and interior design is our passion.
ROSE ANN RESOLES
“Being in this industry gives me opportunity to meet and work with different clients and different people from the same industry. With this, designing interior spaces taught me that it is not just about what the designer wants, it’s a balance between our team and our client’s need and desire for their space. We make sure to keep them involved in the process in order to guide them towards the right design solution. It really excites me every time our team’s visualization turns into tangible reality and seeing our client’s positive comments and happy faces gives our team satisfaction and motivation to do better for our future projects”
PLANNING & PROJECT DIRECTOR
“Being in the Interior Design industry enables me to hone my character and attitude as a Designer. Interior Design is not an easy job, you change the way how people live and you give them the best possible lifestyle upgrade they deserve. Different personalities, different needs—one unique character. Every client has a story, every project is a challenge.”
ART & DESIGN DIRECTOR
“Designing an interior space excites me the most in situations when I get to meet people who have different personalities and different needs. Likewise, designing different kind of styles and mix-matching different textures, colors and fabrics keeps me stimulated. It inspires me to look at how much progress are created for each project. It is satisfying to see that the challenges encountered by our team all turns into lessons we carry as designers. In the end, all of our hard work pays off.”
“Managing and developing new ideas for a design company is challenging and exciting, particularly in Sales Coordination and overall Business Development. It enables me to learn, experience and address problems. The thing I love the most about business development is forming relationships that provides value to the clients. The business is not just about the results and profitability, having an ambitious and aggressive nature is certainly a prerequisite. It is also about trust, knowledge and engagement within the societies we serve.”
CMV STYLIST Team
CMV’s passion is to become a professor of interior design one day. As of today, she is focused on honing her skills in the business side of interior design and creating more experiences so she can train her future students even better. Thru CMV’s internship program, students will gain more knowledge about the EVER-Evolving business of interior design thru the following activities:
- Client meetings
- Site supervision and documentation of progress
- Design dilemma
- Furniture and Decor Sourcing
- Decor and Interior Styling
INTERIOR DESIGN AS A PROFESSION
A vocation or occupation requiring advanced training in some liberal art or science and usually involving mental rather that manual work
—– Webster’s New World Dictionary
A professional Interior Designer is one who is qualified by education and experience to identify research and creatively solve problems relatively to the function and quality of man’s proximate environment. Her competency includes fundamental design, design analysis, space planning and programming, the design of all interior spaces and an understanding of other and related aspects of environmental design. The designer does not usually stop at giving advice or producing drawings for interiors, but goes on to assume the responsibility for translating those ideas and drawing into tangible reality: specifying, ordering, and installing a huge volume of goods and services.
MISSION AND GOALS
- Christine Manalo Villamora Interior Designs’ mission is to establish a reputation and to be well known for it’s quality execution of design from it’s drawings.
- To continuously enrich the quality of life through Interior Design
- To provide practical solutions that will aid the clients to achieve a reasonable design interpretation that suit their budget, needs and lifestyle.
PROFESSIONAL INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICES
- Residential Design (complete private house, apartment or condominium unit)
- Commercial Design (restaurant, hotel, boutique, shops or like)
- Consultation or Technical Service (color coordination, built-in details or like)
- Custom color and material selection
- Decor shopping services
- Online inquiry and interior enhancement
- Home make over and event styling
- Visual Merchandising and Window Display
- Interior Design and Decoration seminar/ workshop
CMV DESIGN TEAM
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