I was in Florida for the winter and needed to make some critical design decisions quickly. I knew that I was in over my head! After my husband and I looked through their portfolio and spoke with Michele, we were both happy and relieved Casabella was available to become our design pa... ”
I was in Florida for the winter and needed to make some critical design decisions quickly. I knew that I was in over my head! After my husband and I looked through their portfolio and spoke with Michele, we were both happy and relieved Casabella was available to become our design partners. We converted our 3-bedroom, 2.5 bath cape on a Harwichport harbor into a 5-bedroom, 4.5-bath home, and completely remodeled our kitchen. When our new rooms were down to the studs, Casabella came in and worked closely with our builder. They fine-tuned the plan, and we truly became a team.
The construction part of the process was challenging. Our home is in a flood zone, so we needed to raise the entire structure. Hiring Casabella greatly reduced our stress levels by helping us through the selection process. During their design presentation, they understood our vision – a peaceful, but family-friendly retreat with lots of blues, grays, and tans. And as Michele would say, “bring the outside in.” The CAD drawings and layouts they provided helped us get a feel for what the new space would look like.
From the larger details like the island layout, cabinetry, countertops, and tile to the smaller elements like lighting and fixtures, their help was invaluable in the kitchen remodel and addition. Their design selections for the bedrooms, family room and bathrooms (furniture, lighting, upholstery, rugs, window treatments, bedding, and artwork) were perfect. Picking paint colors isn’t one of my strong points, but thankfully, Casabella had a master plan for every wall. It came together beautifully. We came to trust them entirely and wound up hiring them to update the original rooms of the house and select our deck furniture.
As a team, they were responsive and easy to work with. When I see the tiny seashell trim, finishing the bottom of one of our window treatments, it reminds me of all the ways their attention to details paid off. The other thing that sets them apart is their desire to please and make you happy. It comes from a genuinely caring place. For example, Michele found two unframed watercolors by a local artist stored in a closet and had them framed and hung in our master bedroom and bath.
Turning our modest “cape with potential” into a real family home was exciting! It’s one thing to approve fabrics and furniture – and quite another to see our decisions come to life. I’m not a person who shows emotions easily, but the day of “the reveal,” I was so overwhelmed, I got teary. Everything was in its place down to the bed linens and accessories. It looked like a house out of a magazine. My husband and I were so thrilled; we even extended our stay. The most telling thing about their design work? We always feel sad when we have to leave.
My sister who lives near the Casabella shop recommended them to me. A traditional 2-story home with an open floor plan, I’ve had my house for ten years. I hired them to update the two rooms I spend the most time in on the main floor. Beth was my designer – she did a fabulo... ”
My sister who lives near the Casabella shop recommended them to me. A traditional 2-story home with an open floor plan, I’ve had my house for ten years. I hired them to update the two rooms I spend the most time in on the main floor. Beth was my designer – she did a fabulous job working around my schedule. Whether it was making plans during my visits back east or communicating remotely, she was very easy to work with.
The two rooms Casabella designed from scratch were the main living room and a small den/TV room which used to be a dining room. In addition to having a design that looked pulled together and coordinated, I wanted these spaces to be ultra-comfortable. A small thing, but very helpful: during one of my early trips to the showroom, I was able to sit in the chairs and couches she recommended to rate their comfort level.
Beth is an expert listener; she’s wasn’t trying to tell me what I should do. Instead, she wanted to understand how I used the space and how I wanted it to look and feel. In the main living room, there is a wall of windows with a view to a marsh. The design she came up with brought the beauty of the outdoors in with a soft green, gray, and beige color scheme. From window treatments to all new furniture to lamps and rugs, I love how polished and cozy it feels now.
A relic of the past, we updated the red walls of the old dining room with a pale grasscloth – which couldn’t be lovelier. They also mounted the TV on the wall – one less thing for me to worry about.
Beth kept the project moving forward – and managed all the details – which was no small thing with the time change. I’m only in Massachusetts a handful of times each year, and she worked around my trips, so I was present when I needed to make vital decisions. Budget-wise, I appreciated that there were no surprises as she was transparent/upfront with me about communicating fees.
I couldn’t be happier with the transformation- and highly recommend Casabella.
After spending a few years searching for that home, I finally found the perfect house - a fixer-upper located on Nantucket Sound. The house needed a lot of TLC but was right on the water and full of potential. That’s when I went back to my “dream house” folder and rediscovered... ”
After spending a few years searching for that home, I finally found the perfect house - a fixer-upper located on Nantucket Sound. The house needed a lot of TLC but was right on the water and full of potential. That’s when I went back to my “dream house” folder and rediscovered my interest in Casabella. I began to stop by their shop to pick up small pieces, and when I was ready to conduct a formal remodel project, I invited Michele and Shannon out to the gutted house for an “ideas” session.
As we walked through the construction project, I could see Michele and Shannon understood my vision: a relaxed and beachy feel that could handle a lot of traffic while still looking beautiful. I have a large, extended family and wanted furniture that would make everyone feel at home, whether they were here for just a day or a week’s vacation. I needed the space to look great while accommodating sandy toes, wet bathing suits and the occasional spill.
Michele and Shannon spent time visualizing the space with me, looking through my beach house folder and my Pinterest “beach house” boards. I also had a houseful of furniture in storage during the remodel, so we went through my photos to be sure the new pieces I chose for the house would merge seamlessly with those I already had purchased.
During the decorating phase, I had to call on Michele and Shannon to help me with a major construction issue that arose with the home. It happened during the bathroom tile installation when, upon inspection, I realized I had a problem with some of the tile selections and the quality of the tile that was delivered. I called on Michele and Shannon to help and they quickly pulled together a beautiful selection of options that fixed the problem and better supported the overall design of the house.
After more than 14 months of renovation I was thrilled with my new home! Michele and Shannon helped me realize my dream and paid special attention to the little details that make a house a home. One example was a painting I had of a lighthouse I can see from my house. I loved the painting, but knew that the frame would not work in the newly remodeled home. When I walked into the new house, one of the first things I noticed was that Michele had reframed the painting and hung it in in a place of honor. There were many examples like that throughout the process - that level of thoughtfulness made Casabella my dream collaborators.
My job keeps me very busy, so it was a relief knowing I had Casabella curating and managing the entire decorating process for me. From tracking and warehousing all the furniture to going back and forth with the builder to bringing in all the professionals (electricians, painters, etc.), I honestly didn't expect the concierge level of service they provided. It saved me a tremendous amount of time – and gave me great peace of mind.
I’m thrilled to be back at the beach I love so much – and now, thanks to Michele and Shannon, my home has truly earned its name: Granted Wish!
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."