Here’s the story of how Casabella was founded, as in the winter edition of Cape Cod Home magazine:
A few years ago, when Michele Chagnon-Holbrook was shopping for fine furnishings and unique home décor items for her home, she grew frustrated with the limited selection available. Fortunately for the rest of us, this frustration inspired a new business.
“I started Casabella because I know how difficult it is to find all those extra touches that make a house a home,” Michele explained. “Casabella is a creation of all the items that I love personally and hope that my clients love, as well. Many people walk through the doors of Casabella and say that ‘I want to live here.’ I can’t imagine a bigger compliment.”
Casabella’s curated collection of one-of-a-kind accessories and home furnishings is a big part of what makes Casabella unique. Michele hand-picks every piece in the store, and they are all displayed in breathtaking, ever-changing vignettes.
But, accessories and home furnishings tell only part of the Casabella story.
Since opening its doors in 2011, Casabella has bowed to popular demand and expanded its interior design services. Many homeowners now take advantage of Casabella’s Home Couture package, which includes an in-home two-hour interior design consultation.
“We provide lots of ideas in that two-hour period, and usually our clients are frantically taking their own notes about what we suggest,” Michele says. “From picking paint, lighting, rugs and fabrics to new furnishings and accessories –even if it’s something as small as new knobs on kitchen cabinets –our designers can help you choose the right accessories and home furnishings for your home. Our choices are based on scale, color, texture and budget. Our goal is to help our clients spend their decorating dollars wisely to achieve the biggest impact for their budget.”
Michele and her team of designers and local artisans are constantly researching trends, attending workshops and most of all, traveling to collect the special treasures that make Casabella so unique. Those efforts are paying off, as Casabella is now the premier destination for home décor and furnishings in southeastern Massachusetts.
“The true success of Casabella is its creativity and one-of-a-kind home furnishings and décor,” Michele concludes. “I was inspired to open Casabella, and now it’s time for Casabella to inspire you to create a more beautiful home.”