We are absolutely thrilled to announce that the new interior design studio at Casabella Home Furnishings was recently featured in Cape Cod Life Magazine!
Here’s the full article, which we’ve seen at stores –and on coffee tables –throughout Cape Cod and the South Shore:
A creative collaboration of two of Cape Cod’s award-winning entrepreneurs
Michele Chagnon-Holbrook, Proprietor of Casabella Home Furnishings and Laura Urban, of Urban Design Interiors team up to bring a very unique shopping and design experience and the best of Cape Cod to you.
One of the most exciting pleasures of visiting Cape Cod is taking in the beauty that is unique to this beloved peninsula. While known for it’s picturesque landscapes, ocean views and wellmanicured homes, Cape Cod has not been known for it’s home furnishings and design. That is, until now.
Casabella Home Furnishings in East Sandwich is one of the Cape’s best-kept secrets.
It’s one of those stories that everyone loves to hear about. Michele had a big dream of creating something unique to Cape Cod. She wanted to provide her customers with a shopping experience like no other. Here, you are sure to unearth unique treasures for your home or garden. “Our store is a blend of cosmopolitan-chic-meets-coastal-Cape Cod,” says proprietor, Michele Chagnon-Holbrook.
“Another critical part of the inspiration for the store was to create ever-changing vignettes that set the stage for clients to browse through and imagine how they could channel these beautiful looks into their own homes. We opened this store to help customers draw-out their own creative style when decorating their homes,” continued Chagnon-Holbrook. “We offer unique furnishings and accessories, window treatments, area rugs, wall coverings, lighting, and bedding for the home,” states Urban. “Our store is a buffet of elegant textures and colors from which our clients are encouraged to leaf through and get inspired.”
Customers are treated like guests in the Casabella home. They are encouraged to sit, relax and get inspired by the experience. Often, a dish of gourmet cookies or freshly-brewed tea is waiting for visitors. Returning customers are greeted by first name as Michele takes personalized service to a whole new level — creating a no-pressure, welcome environment that beckons you back time and again.
“I really wanted my store to be a full-season, full-service destination spot; your awe-inspiring boutique where everyone feels comfortable, welcomed and eager to return,” states Chagnon-Holbrook.
This mantra has brought Casabella much success as they recently celebrated their one year anniversary of opening, and they were awarded Cape Cod Life Magazine’s Gold Medal for the Upper Cape’s Best of Home Shop.
Michele teamed up with Laura Urban of Urban Design Interiors and launched a new Design Studio within the store. From initial consultation to project completion they can provide design services that meet their clients’ needs.
Theirs is a creative collaboration that has a network of local skilled professionals to get every job — large or small — completed to each client’s specifications. Whatever your style, they are dedicated to realizing your vision. Collectively they have an expansive selection of exclusive resources to help their clients create their dream space.
“We want to give our clients design solutions that elegantly portray their style and sensibility,” says Laura Urban.
Additionally, the Casabella Design Studio welcomes other local interior designers to use them as a resource for their own clients.
Laura Urban is a degreed Allied ASID Interior designer. She has been in the interior design business for 20 years throughout the United States. “The new Casabella Design Studio allows us to offer a complete turnkey interior design service. We offer custom furnishings, window treatments, area rugs, wall coverings, lighting, bedding and unique accessories for the home,”states Urban.
Additionally, they offer their own private label of fabrics, which have been personally picked by Laura and Michele.
Laura is also a Master Gardener, which helps those clients looking to create an outdoor extension of their home. Much of Casabella’s selection of timeless fabrics, and exquisite inventory boasts European elegance and are sourced from many corners of the world, while the artwork and custom furniture is made locally in the United States. Michele prides herself on her outreach to local artisans and craftsmen when sourcing inventory and vendors.
“What I’m most proud of is that no where else can you get a custom-made piece of furniture, delivered in 30 days,” boasts Michele who sources local, top-notch, family-owned businesses.
Together, Michele and Laura strive to create living spaces — from the smallest embellishment to the overall ambience — that is unique to each client. Most people dream of having a home or even just a room that looks like a magazine spread, yet is comfortable and functional. With Michele and Laura’s creative style and design expertise, they can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary for every one of their clients.
Discover a more beautiful home today at Casabella Home Furnishings.
Casabella Home Furnishings
389 Rt 6A
East Sandwich, MA 02537
Urban Design Interiors
Serving the Cape and Islands and Beyond