Take An Extended Honeymoon Right In Your Own Tropical Love Nest By Casa Consunji
Interior designer and entrepreneur Maggie Wilson-Consunji brings the best of the tropics to the city’s newest café and design studio concept. Welcome to Casa Consunji, where collections are born out of a love of summer, travel, and notions of beautiful spaces.
Having been well received by regulars that pop into the store café for their morning brew as well as engaged couples looking to begin a wedding registry, Casa Consunji has quickly become a part of people’s lives since opening its doors in 2018.
Turning new leaves
The beautiful TV presenter has been blissfully married to estate developer Victor Consunji for the past nine years having tied the knot in Bali. But like other couples, the Consunjis faced challenges when they moved into their first home—and it was proof that the stress of building and decorating was inevitable, even for the strongest of bonds.
From shipment delays and timing constraints to missing target move-in dates, Wilson-Consunji recollects their struggles without sugarcoating the experience. However, out of the rough, she found her passion. She finished a two-year interior design course just in time to decorate their new light and airy abode.
With her husband’s encouragement, she took on the task of designing model units for M Residences, among other spaces, for friends. Along with the search for ideal pieces, interestingly, Wilson- Consunji also discovered the lack of tropical furniture stores in Metro Manila. This inspired her to open Casa Consunji, now a source for coveted tropical deco items—a merging between her affinity with beach resorts and the Art Deco era.
Mi casa es su casa
“We pride ourselves on being sustainable,” says the curator of the studio’s recurring materials of natural stone, wood, and their best-selling rattan. Together with business partners Janela Cuaton and Parul Shah, she continues to build on their portfolio of brands. In support of small businesses, she attests to every item being hand- made with love. “There’s value in knowing where a product comes from,” she explains. “We have a story to tell our buyers.”
“It’s basically a slice of home,” she says, capturing the store’s unique offerings. The yoghurt and the granola, for instane, which are essential ingredients in their crowd- pleasing smoothie bowls—are all homemade by a neighbour in the community. Taking on the full extent of hospitality, Casa Consunji has also hosted trunk shows and events.
“We spend half of our lives at home so I wanted to replicate the feeling of being on vacation,” the stylish homemaker says as she sells the feeling of being whisked away to another place with Casa Consunji furniture and accents.
Through loving communication, time management, and creating spaces for each other amidst their busy careers and hobbies, the free-spirited designer happily resides with Victor and their son, Connor, in a paradise of their own in the city.
The Tent, Acacia Estates, Taguig
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