“ I came upon this cute little shop a few years ago while shopping in the area...

I stopped in, bought a few things, and met Michele Holbrook. After a few more shopping excursions to Casabella, my sister and I bought our Cape house on the beach. The house was in beautiful condition but the look and colors we envisioned were different from what the previous owners... ”

I stopped in, bought a few things, and met Michele Holbrook. After a few more shopping excursions to Casabella, my sister and I bought our Cape house on the beach. The house was in beautiful condition but the look and colors we envisioned were different from what the previous owners had chosen. We knew right away that Michele was the person to help us with the new design.

I have always loved decorating but knew that neither my sister nor I would be able to take time away from our Company to facilitate a full design project on our own. We trusted Michele and had full confidence in her professionalism and abilities. We loved the pieces she curates in the shop so when it came time to choose fabrics, furnishings, rugs, window treatments and accessories, Michele and Shannon would narrow down the options to make the selection process that much easier. When we were on the fence about something, which only happened a few times, they had a non-obtrusive way of directing us towards the right choice. In the end, there were never any regrets with our decision.

A southern California coastal aesthetic was the look we wanted. We felt it was important to bring the ocean indoors by incorporating soothing colors and furnishings rather than busy patterns or loud colors that might distract the eye from the stunning ocean views. Friends and family often comment about the calming feel of the space, which was by design. Our home turned out beautifully - - serene, timeless and sophisticated. The look we envisioned was achieved, and more. In fact, Cape Cod Life featured our home on the cover of their magazine!

A short time after the Cape house was completed, I hired Casabella for my Boston pied-à-terre. Both times, Michele was respectful of project expenditures and timelines and worked brilliantly to incorporate my own pieces into the design, as she did with the Cape house.

Michele and the Casabella team were a pleasure to work with; they always kept their word, were on top of every single detail and overall made the project seamless from beginning to end.
I get a little a melancholy when a project is over because it is so much fun working with Michele and Shannon. I only wish I had more rooms to decorate!"

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“ I bought a house on the Cape in 2013...

After moving furniture over from the old house, the space had a hodgepodge look to it. So for the second summer in the home, I wanted a well-furnished place that my family and friends could enjoy. I found the first designer through Google – and it turned out to be a painful experi... ”

After moving furniture over from the old house, the space had a hodgepodge look to it. So for the second summer in the home, I wanted a well-furnished place that my family and friends could enjoy. I found the first designer through Google – and it turned out to be a painful experience. I walked out 30 minutes into their presentation because they did the exact opposite of what I asked for. Basically they wanted to build a showpiece for themselves with very expensive items. After paying for their time, I decided to do the decorating myself. On the way home from meeting with them, I happened into the Casabella shop, and found high quality pieces that I liked right off the bat (artwork, ottoman, coffee table), and at very reasonable prices. I met Michele, who in a very polite and un-pushy way said she could help in any way I needed. The more we talked about the project, the more excited she became, so I thought to myself she’s the one who should be decorating my home.

She helped with all the furnishing, paint scheme, trim work, and light fixtures, picking pieces that fit with my lifestyle and were easy to maintain.  She had great ideas that I never would have thought of.

For example, instead of suggesting a new couch and loveseat for my family room— which were both in great shape—she suggested reupholstering them. She has a store full of furniture that I liked, and I would have bought them new. That’s when I realized she was really working with me not for herself.

I work in construction so I can say this from experience that typically interior designers and construction/ install crews don’t have a good reputation with each other. With Michele it was the opposite. Because she’s gracious and treated everyone with respect, her crew thought the world of her and went above and beyond.

When the project was over, I hosted a party.  There were quite a few women who wept when they saw how beautiful the place was. They were overjoyed for me. Some of my friends were upset because they didn’t hire her before they decorated their own places!  I hired Michele again in the spring of 2015 after purchasing a 2-bedroom condo in Boston’s intercontinental. She did a phenomenal job again – it looks like a showroom—and she only had a 2-month window. Needless to say, I’ve referred her to a dozen people and can’t say enough good things about her."

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“ My husband and I relocated from the South...

Where the style is darker and Mediterranean so when we moved to the Cape the goal for our home was to complement the style of the area. We were looking for coastal elegance - a formal look with a little glamour. Not beachy but sophisticated. When I walked i... ”

Where the style is darker and Mediterranean so when we moved to the Cape the goal for our home was to complement the style of the area. We were looking for coastal elegance - a formal look with a little glamour. Not beachy but sophisticated.

When I walked into Casabella Interiors, I knew immediately that Michele’s style was exactly what I’d been looking for– but couldn’t find on the cape. We just clicked right away and I knew I wanted to work with her.

What made Michele different is that she gave me options and she just got me. I loved everything she showed me. Also, the whole design process was flawless and seamless. Everything was done for us. We’re beyond happy with the results."

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“ My business partners and I were in the process of creating a 70-seat restaurant/marketplace...

just outside of Boston when we stopped into Casabella Interiors looking for help with this gigantic project. As soon as we walked in the door, we fell in love with their beautiful East Coast aesthetic. They had those unique one of a kind pieces that had a sophisticated edge – item... ”

just outside of Boston when we stopped into Casabella Interiors looking for help with this gigantic project. As soon as we walked in the door, we fell in love with their beautiful East Coast aesthetic. They had those unique one of a kind pieces that had a sophisticated edge – items we had been looking so hard for. While we were there, we met the owner Michele and one of her designers, Shannon. We shared our concept — which was a very open floor plan where our guests could see our chefs cooking behind the scenes combined with a gift shop.

I have a design background so I wasn’t looking to hire anyone, but they were excited about our plan and really understood construction, so one thing led to another and what started out as a lighting project turned into a substantial collaboration.

They were so helpful finding fabulous pieces, and really capturing the essence of our vision. From accessories, artwork, accent furniture pieces, wallpaper and other finishing touches, to having pieces built and commissioned for us, they were really instrumental in pulling the whole project together.

Michele was great in that she was very upfront about showing us the value of what she was doing. She’s also very hands-on, coordinating with contractors and really getting her hands in some of the more gritty details– which ultimately freed up my time and made the project much smoother for everyone. We couldn’t have asked for more thoughtful, inspirational, and professional partners – and I especially like that they respected our budget, timelines, and our tastes.
Part of what makes Michele and her team so successful is that they are really invested in their clients. They take their craft very seriously, but at the same time they are fun to work with. They really care about pleasing you and delivering a beautiful end product. The space came out better than we ever imagined. And I have two new people I think of as friends now."

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“ We have had the honor of working with Casabella Interiors twice...

The first redesign project was for our home on the Cape – which happened to be featured in New England Home Remodeler and Cape Cod Home Magazine after it was finished. More recently, we hired Casabella Interiors for our Beacon Hill home (circa 1840) —which was a daunting project... ”

The first redesign project was for our home on the Cape – which happened to be featured in New England Home Remodeler and Cape Cod Home Magazine after it was finished. More recently, we hired Casabella Interiors for our Beacon Hill home (circa 1840) —which was a daunting project because it was so outdated . It hadn’t been renovated since the 1970s! We did a large-scale renovation on the first two floors. Meeting with Michele at her shop and having her go through different layout options and product ideas was fun — she exudes positive energy and her enthusiasm is contagious! She did all the organizing and the footwork and took everything off our hands. Her professional contacts were fabulous and dependable.

Unlike other designers I’ve worked, Michele completes the job – when she’s done it’s like someone waved a magic wand over your home and you’re just amazed it could look so lovely.

She and Shannon are very detail oriented and do not miss a thing. They are a pleasure to work with. They helped us choose all the furnishings, flooring, drapes, lighting, and paint colors. When the project was complete, if was beautiful - down to area rugs on the floors, gorgeous lamps on the tables, and placemats on the table with matching napkins! If you’re looking for a beautiful, calming and finished look, I suggest you make contact with Casabella Interiors."

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“ Before working with Michele I loved my house but it wasn’t quite feeling like a home...

My husband and I wanted to transform our current bedroom and bathroom to a relaxing, beautiful master suite with additional closet space. Michele’s design and execution surpassed our expectations. She and her team are fun to work with and made the entire... ”

My husband and I wanted to transform our current bedroom and bathroom to a relaxing, beautiful master suite with additional closet space.

Michele’s design and execution surpassed our expectations. She and her team are fun to work with and made the entire process seem easy.

Everything was complete down to the accessories that make the room feel like home. We ended up with a master suite that has become our retreat and an oasis."

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