A custom Cape/Colonial hybrid home, it’s a real escape for our family. We interviewed 3-4 designers. We’d seen Casabella’s work online – and we were drawn to their clean, classic, and timeless look. Fifteen minutes into our conversation with Michele and Shannon, we knew we w... ”
A custom Cape/Colonial hybrid home, it’s a real escape for our family. We interviewed 3-4 designers. We’d seen Casabella’s work online – and we were drawn to their clean, classic, and timeless look. Fifteen minutes into our conversation with Michele and Shannon, we knew we were going to work with them – it was just a relaxed, natural fit.
For someone who has minimal time throughout the day, they made the process incredibly easy. I’m a quick decision maker and had a very clear idea of what I wanted – which included specific directions. What I appreciate about Casabella is that they didn’t try to force things on us that we weren’t keen on. Nor did they want to change our style or functional vision – they took it and made it work so that it would fit the space beautifully. Everything they suggested was pretty spot on. I wouldn’t change a thing.
We’ve worked with designers in the past, and unfortunately, many of them try to make the space you’re living in like a museum. Picture perfect magazine quality, but you can’t live in it. We have four daughters under the age of 12, and we wanted this to feel like home — definitely a place where spills are not the end of the world. Casabella gave us that and so much more. Casual, elegant interiors with modern functionality. The best of both worlds.
We initially commissioned them to renovate our master suite - including a bathroom tear down. They worked seamlessly with my property manager, and we wound up extending the project to a large open bridge foyer on the 2nd floor - which they made into a library, so the kids have an area to relax and read. The space is now outfitted with desks, shelves, and a corner sitting window. From new carpet to window treatments to accessories and artwork – they created a seamless flow from master to the foyer – and beyond (they also gave my office and the living room a refresh). For our outdoor projects (kitchen + outdoor living room), I gave them carte blanche to choose all the furniture.
While adding décor throughout our home - they designed a collage of family photos that makes it feel warm and inviting.
Their attention to detail and level of thoughtfulness was way beyond my expectations – it’s something I’ve not seen before. I feel spoiled now. We’ll continue to work with them and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.
We live in Ohio, but we’re hoping to transition some of our time to Massachusetts in the future. We were under the illusion that we’d decorate the place ourselves, never imagining that this little dream home of ours needed much more than a fresh coat of paint and a couch or two.... ”
We live in Ohio, but we’re hoping to transition some of our time to Massachusetts in the future. We were under the illusion that we’d decorate the place ourselves, never imagining that this little dream home of ours needed much more than a fresh coat of paint and a couch or two. We were on the lookout for new furnishings when we first came across Casabella Interiors on the app Best of Cape Cod & the Islands. Driving up and down 6A one day we decided to stop into their shop. My husband and I quickly spotted a couch we both liked and headed straight for it. While sitting there admiring our find, the owner Michele walked by and I jokingly asked: “How do I make my home look exactly like your store?” She sat down and chatted with us. We liked her instantly. We were so impressed with her openness, knowledge, professionalism, and connections with local contractors that we invited her to the home. Michele showed up the following morning, and three weeks later, her team had a plan ready for us. We never intended to get a designer, but somehow we managed to land one who was perfect for us and our ever-growing job. It took my hubby and I a few months to come around to the idea that if we were going to make this our home, it had to be done properly. So we tripled our budget and decided to completely overhaul our 1,000 square foot home - knocking down walls and modifying the blueprint so it worked better for our family. It would have been impossible to manage a near gut job remotely so Michele, Shannon, and Beth took on the massive project from start to finish. They coordinated every single detail with their large contracting crew – including an architect, builder (we added a screen-in porch), roofers, electrician, plumber, exterior siding installers, fireplace mason, flooring installers, painters, landscape designer, etc. From the shiplap and boxed beams on the ceiling to the lighthouse pendants hanging over our new kitchen island, there isn’t an inch of our home that we didn’t touch. Each step of the process, Casabella made us feel like we were their only client. Their patience with us was incredible. When we had a question they responded to us within the hour – sometimes within minutes. (I don’t think Michele sleeps!)
Everything they did centered on bringing the view inside and allowing the seascape to be the primary focus of our design. At the same time, they were ultra practical – I originally wanted marble countertops and wood floors, but they helped us to look down the road a few years. Life at the beach takes a toll on surfaces -especially with kids. As a result, they helped us find the right products while respecting our budget. Whether it was stealing 24” from a closet to give our master suite more room, or making space for a washer/dryer in the hallway, their ideas were inventive and well-executed. They are also a team of attentive listeners. Our home is small so we wanted what we do have to be impactful. My husband had to have a navy island. I had to have a custom farmhouse sink made to look like a basketweave, they made it happen.
The hardest thing about the project was staying away from the house for the last three weeks. The suspense was killing me! It’s one thing to see what each piece of our plan will look like in their 3D renderings, or on a swatch, but another to see thousands of beautiful details come together in real life. Six months before, we spent 4-5 hours in their shop for their design presentation -which was exceptional. Going from room to room virtually to see layout, space, and furniture placement is in itself a lot of fun and inspiring. But in person, it’s a dream come true. I was too excited to sleep the night before. It felt like 10 Christmases rolled into one, and when we finally landed in Boston and made the drive down, I could barely contain myself. We walked in and it just blew our minds.
How they were able to get so much out of such a little space is beyond us. Each room is special and unique. In one of the bedrooms, there wasn’t enough wall space for a traditional headboard, so Michele had a bed made that appears to be hanging like a swing from the ceiling. It’s incredibly creative. Our master bedroom is like stepping into tranquility – they had built-in dressers and a closet reworked to take advantage of every inch of available space. The result is a highly-functional retreat that looks clean and fresh. Every time I walk into the house I get giddy. I love the feeling I have when I’m in that house, and I want to preserve that.
I can’t say enough good things about Casabella. If you’re close by, drop into the store. Feel the vibe and if it resonates with you, talk with them. You’ll quickly realize that they have something special there. I’ve already recommended them to a dozen neighbors who’ve stopped by to see our new place. I wish they would open a Casabella shop in Ohio."
When my husband and I were looking to replace the kitchen floor in our 1,800 square foot ranch, we set up an appointment for Michele and her team to visit our home. For someone who doesn’t possess the design gene, I’ve learned the hard way that replacing a single thing can di... ”
When my husband and I were looking to replace the kitchen floor in our 1,800 square foot ranch, we set up an appointment for Michele and her team to visit our home.
For someone who doesn’t possess the design gene, I’ve learned the hard way that replacing a single thing can disrupt all the other design elements in a space - especially with our open concept floor plan (our great room includes a dining, living, and family room). We wanted to make sure all our decorating choices made sense - down to the finishing touches. It had to flow together.
When we saw our home through Casabella’s professional lens, the project expanded beyond the floors. We hired them to redo the entire great room – which later spilled over into the guest suite.
For design inspiration, we simply said we wanted the space to feel calm. They took that concept and ran with it. We were impressed by all the design choices we had access to; and when they presented their plan for the furniture, rugs, light fixtures, flooring, wall treatments, and color palette, it was clear they understood our vision. I love mingling with guests in the kitchen, so we replaced the countertops to give us extra seating. They also recommended painting the dark trim white throughout- which looks lovely and fresh with the new gray walls.
When it comes to working with a designer, my husband Henry and I are novices - we didn’t know what to expect. It was a relief to discover that when Casabella said something, they meant it. They also listened to everything we had to say, so it felt like a true collaboration. Whether it was a contractor scheduled to show up at 10:00 on Tuesday, or a meeting with Beth and Rachel, they couldn’t have been more reliable or wonderful to work with.
Because they knew what they were doing, it was a relaxing, enjoyable experience for us. And our house looks fantastic! Everything works together now - including the accessories they layered in at the end. Any team that can transform a home with a single word earns our respect. Since day one, we’ve had nothing but glowing things to say about Casabella."
I came across the Casabella shop while visiting a friend on the Cape. Occasionally I stopped in and got to know Michele and Beth. Before I hired them to redo my den—which doubles as my home office—we worked together on a few small projects. The look and feel of the shop... ”
I came across the Casabella shop while visiting a friend on the Cape. Occasionally I stopped in and got to know Michele and Beth. Before I hired them to redo my den—which doubles as my home office—we worked together on a few small projects.
The look and feel of the shop inspire me, and I wanted to bring the same sophisticated and soothing aesthetic home.Scale is a tricky thing to get right so I also went the professional route to avoid making a costly mistake.
Beth worked around my schedule, so the entire project was easy. When she made the design presentation – she offered choices that honed in on the style I love. We went with a soft gray grasscloth wallpaper, a gorgeous leather desk and chair, artwork, window treatments, lighting, and a credenza that they custom painted and outfitted with new hardware. In addition to incorporating a cowhide and sisal rug that I had, she layered in pops of turquoise and lots of texture. I love being in the space now. The room now functions as beautifully as it looks- making the days I work from home feel more productive.
Another reason I recommend working with them is that they're excellent listeners. Throughout our collaboration, I felt heard."
my wife came home and said, “If I could just buy one thing from that store, I’d be happy.” Fast forward to 2018, and our vacation home is now our full-time residence. And almost every inch of our place has Casabella’s signature touch. We were renovating our weekend house... ”
my wife came home and said, “If I could just buy one thing from that store, I’d be happy.” Fast forward to 2018, and our vacation home is now our full-time residence. And almost every inch of our place has Casabella’s signature touch.
We were renovating our weekend house from the ground up when we first met them. We hadn’t realized the shop was also a design studio, so we invited Casabella to our home, and we walked through it together. Michele and her team surprised us almost immediately. Their ability to formulate a vision in a raw construction zone was unexpected. In my experience as a general contractor, I found it uncanny how they were able to see the home’s architecture for what it could be, including removing walls to increase functionality and other ideas we hadn’t thought of before. Five years and many projects later, we wouldn’t dream of designing anything without them. Casabella is that good.
When I walk into a home Casabella designed—there are a few in our neighborhood— I recognize their aesthetic immediately. Although each stands apart in unique ways, they’re a team known for putting their hearts and souls into every project. Their business has evolved to now include a thriving design studio – complete with an extensive group of contractors (electricians, painters, master carpenters, etc.). It struck me then, and it strikes me now that not all designers have the ability to see the big picture and resurrect a dream house from scratch.
There’s no such thing as “off the clock” with Casabella, the attention that goes into each detail takes the pressure off us. They created a custom stain color for our hardwood floors last year. To get the shade just right, their flooring contractor had to bleach the floorboards over and over again. In one weekend, Michele was at our home four times tweaking the shade with him until it was perfect. One-of-a-kind touches like that makes our home special. Michele and Shannon also designed other custom pieces including an antique glass hutch in our kitchen and our master vanity.
Another reason we highly recommend them is for something you’d never guess by walking into their store. Initially, we thought they just sold home furnishings, so when it came to picking out things like sinks, faucets, appliances, and hardware, we were happy to find that Casabella operates like a full-service design center with far-reaching resources. What you see in their shop and Marketplace is just the tip of the iceberg. Our renovation was close to a new build, so their vendor relationships saved us an enormous amount of time and money.
Through the years, our collaboration with Casabella has been effortless. They still make us feel like we’re their only client. We happened to be away on vacation during a recent project they did for us – which included a new kitchen and updating the living room. Tired and hungry, we arrived home in Massachusetts one evening to find Michele at the door with a bottle of wine. The fireplace was on, dinner was ready, and the place looked better than we could’ve imagined. Who can top that? We know we’ll never find a more passionate and friendly group of people. They’re remodeling our Florida home next."
We lived there for a few years before we decided to renovate it entirely - the look was stuck in the 80s. At first, I planned to do the interior design myself. But the deeper we got into the project, the more complicated it became. The details were overwhelming. I wasn’t confident... ”
We lived there for a few years before we decided to renovate it entirely - the look was stuck in the 80s. At first, I planned to do the interior design myself. But the deeper we got into the project, the more complicated it became. The details were overwhelming. I wasn’t confident I’d pull off the look we wanted. My husband had heard of Casabella through a friend, so we decided to stop by their shop one day to see if their style resonated with us. We walked in and straight away we were nodding ”Yes.” One of the things that immediately drew us in was their classic aesthetic. It's an investment – and we wanted to achieve a place that looked timeless, not trendy.
Michele and Shannon came to the house to get a feel for the place in June, and not long after they gave us a full design presentation. Pulling the trigger was a bit scary because it was a whole house redesign (living room, dining room, foyer, hallway, four bedrooms and a den). But everything they showed us was on the mark - including new rugs, drapery, furniture, accessories, lighting, everything down to the bedding. They worked seamlessly with our contractor and coordinated all the details - which made the entire project less stressful for us.
We have a full water view, and I was concerned about window treatments and lighting blocking the seascape. Left to my own devices, I would have chosen tiny light fixtures over the dining room table, instead of the gorgeous chandeliers they picked out that were correctly scaled for the space and didn't block the view. There were a few times I didn’t like something they showed me, but they had other options that I loved immediately. Thankfully, they also talked me out of an expensive flooring mistake in the mudroom. They steered me in the right direction on many things – it's a big part of why our home looks so pulled together. We used a painting that hangs in our foyer as the inspiration for our new palette—blues, greens and grays—but all neutral tones which worked beautifully together.
The entire project was coordinated and installed in 3 months—while we were still in construction— which is a feat I wouldn’t have been able to achieve on my own. On the day all the design elements came together we were blown away. We had never treated ourselves to a complete remodel like this before, so when we saw how beautifully they installed everything including accessories– walking through the house felt like a dream. The candles were on, lunch was on the counter, and each room was as beautiful as the next. It was an incredible experience. Everyone who has seen our house loves the design, all the lovely details, and the feel of it. We agree and couldn’t be happier!"