“One day when I was moving and cleaning, I just needed to get out of the house for ten minutes and I took a ride to Casabella on 6A to find a small rug for the entry. It was my first time there. They were extremely friendly and welcoming. You would have thought I was dressed to the nines and had already put my credit card on the table.
They won me over right then and there. That was three years and two renovations ago. Now, I don’t even buy towels without asking Michele.
I can shop in Boston or New York, but Casabella’s atmosphere is so engaging that you just want to give them your business and they really want to make your home beautiful. There’s continuity with Casabella that’s very rare. If Michele isn’t available, Shannon or another designer will give you the right advice. It’s part of the reason everyone on the Cape wants a piece of them.
Our home on the Cape was small and not very functional when we moved in. It needed work. We hired Casabella who took ownership of every inch of both renovations so we didn’t have to worry about a thing. I really do not like designing or decorating, so I find great value in working with someone who can look at a blueprint, and know exactly how a space will flow, and also what would work best in it. They know what they are doing and how to collaborate with builders and architects. For the outdoor living space on the first renovation, they planned the custom deck furniture well before it was even built. They even planned a few things with our landscape designer. Michele and her team’s energy and ideas never wavered.
I don’t want to spend my time looking at 30 fabrics for my living room furniture. I want someone who edits it down to 3 things, puts it in front of me, and let’s me choose. And that’s what Michele does. She has an incredible eye, and it’s her vision that you’re buying into. She also remembers everything – like exactly what we did in an upstairs bedroom two years ago. I’ve worked with other designers before so I have a point of comparison. When Michele makes a decision – it’s succinct, concise, and coming from a place of experience. It makes working with her easy and stress-free.
The Casabella team puts all of themselves into every project. So you have this complete group of people showing up and working very hard. Its more than a job or a room to them, it’s their reputation and integrity. When they unveil a project, they know that they’ve done their best work and that it’s extraordinary. They are able to take a box and make it into something magical. For us, they took a small, plain house and transformed it beyond our imagination.”