Ans was pleasantly surprise by how beautiful, cozy and homey it was. I completely fell in love with it and Michele. Our personalities just clicked. So when my husband and I bought a brand new construction 3-bedroom Condo in Hingham, I immediately thought of her and her team. The... ”
Ans was pleasantly surprise by how beautiful, cozy and homey it was. I completely fell in love with it and Michele. Our personalities just clicked. So when my husband and I bought a brand new construction 3-bedroom Condo in Hingham, I immediately thought of her and her team.
The condo has an open floor plan—which is daunting because all the spaces need to look pulled together. So I hired Michele to do the whole first floor (kitchen, dining room, living room, and den) – including paint, drapes, and furnishings to pictures, accessories, lighting, and rugs. I don’t know what my style is but I know what I like when I see it. So at the beginning, I went through magazines and showed her what I like.
After that, she just had a gift of knowing what I’d love. She took the project under her wings so all the worries were on her. Michele made everything exciting, easy, and fun. I always looked forward to talking to her. She’s one of those people you just want to be around.
The best part of the whole project was the reveal. It was a masterpiece in the end. I got all choked up. The space is beautiful, soothing, and relaxing. It’s been a few years since the project, but I love to pop into her shop when I need something. She knows what will work in my space, and she’s always happy to give me advice."
We traveled to NYC and Boston looking for the anchor furniture pieces that would set the tone for our vision. We had a particular vibe in mind for the space and were not quite able to find the pieces until we stumbled across Casabella while driving to a meeting on Cape Cod. Th... ”
We traveled to NYC and Boston looking for the anchor furniture pieces that would set the tone for our vision. We had a particular vibe in mind for the space and were not quite able to find the pieces until we stumbled across Casabella while driving to a meeting on Cape Cod. The store was beautifully appointed and we immediately saw some furniture that would be a great fit for our vision. Then we met Michele and Shannon. When we shared our concept they really listened to what we were trying to accomplish. Not just the beauty, but the functionality as well.
Now that I think about it, the pieces that they selected were always the ones that our customers noticed - I think my favorite thing they found for us was the lighting. Not only was it unique and beautiful but it really set the ambiance in the space. There was one piece of furniture at Casabella that we loved--Michele redesigned it and had it built out as a wall unit that housed our server/POS system. It turned out fantastic!
There were so many times that Michele and her team drove up to the restaurant —which was over an hour away —with van loads of accessories and finishing touches for us to try out in the space. They did that again and again until we had everything we needed.
The restaurant was a huge undertaking and we worked with a lot of people Most were very nice, but I would say working with Casabella was the best part of the project. Michele is a very talented lady--she not only has a passion for what she does but she really cares that you get what you want. Many designers don’t listen to what you want but Michele and Shannon heard us on vision, execution and budget.
To homeowners, I would say that in any type of design project there are so many decisions to make. The Casabella team will take the time to understand your vision, really listen to you, and in a non-forceful way take the burden off your plate. They’ll present you with the most amazing things – pieces you will love. Nothing they show you is mediocre. Needless to say, we now consider them our friends, and we’ve referred many people to Casabella."
The first time I went into her shop, I knew my wife would love it because it had that relaxed sophistication that we wanted for our home. When my wife did stop in to meet Michele, it turned out to be the beginning of a long-standing relationship. Michele has decorated two of our hom... ”
The first time I went into her shop, I knew my wife would love it because it had that relaxed sophistication that we wanted for our home. When my wife did stop in to meet Michele, it turned out to be the beginning of a long-standing relationship. Michele has decorated two of our homes, and a business. Every time we’ve worked with Casabella, they completely blow our minds. On our own, we could never imagine the ideas they come up.
The first project originally started out small, but when Michele came to our home as part of a design package, she opened our eyes to the possibilities of our space and we ultimately redid the entire house (lighting, paint scheme, furnishings, artwork, rugs, and accessories, etc.).
They conceptualized exactly what we wanted, and when it was done, it was beyond our wildest dreams.
Somehow Michele managed to make our 1,000 square foot house look a lot roomier – which turned out to be a big bonus when we sold that home. The redesign was a big investment, but we got it all back and more. A big part of that was because Michele and her team really transformed our home so each room was finished in its best light. We’re in a bigger home now, and we continue to work with Casabella. In fact, they just redid our master bedroom suite, which looks like something out of a magazine. Thankfully, Casabella handles everything so we never need to get involved in the grunt work like calling the electrician and coordinating with the painting crew and installers. There are a lot of designers who won’t do that. It’s another reason why we never think twice about recommending them."
I hired a decorator when my husband and two kids first moved into our home outside of Boston. She helped me with the larger pieces for that home and another one we have on the Cape. I needed finishing touches that worked along with the things I already had for both places so I’d p... ”
I hired a decorator when my husband and two kids first moved into our home outside of Boston. She helped me with the larger pieces for that home and another one we have on the Cape. I needed finishing touches that worked along with the things I already had for both places so I’d periodically drive up and down 6A looking for a home goods store. Until Casabella Interiors opened there wasn’t any shop around with quality accessories – even in the Boston suburbs. I was thrilled to find a store that had beautiful pieces that I’ve never seen before. From my first visit, Michele and her staff welcomed me and were so helpful. That was five years ago and it still amazes me how inclusive they are. Since my main residence is 60 miles away, most of the time we work remotely.
I don’t have time to shop since I’m busy with my children, so throughout the years, I’d send them emails with products that I found online that I wanted or if I was on the Cape I’d breeze in and show them pictures of my space and ask them for help. They dropped everything to help me find products for all kinds of decorating issues. I know what I like when I see it, and I usually know immediately if something resonates with me. Michele picked up my style very quickly. And she has this catalog memory of products she carries –all quality pieces — so she rolls really fast with options – and one of them always turns out perfect.
Everyone on the Casabella team has this incredible eye and vision for putting things together and blending different colors and textures so a room looks pulled together and stunning.
From beautiful candlesticks that Shannon recommended to a stunning architectural panel for a long hallway, Casabella gave me ideas that I wouldn’t have thought of on my own. I bought a bookcase there for my Cape foyer, and shelf-by-shelf they helped me find the perfect accessories for it. Since they know my rooms, color schemes, and measurements (they remember everything), I’ve never brought anything home from them that I didn’t love. They’ve also helped me with quick updates – a few times right before I was about to have company. People notice the difference and I get a lot of compliments on things I’ve purchased there.
I don’t know why after all this time, but it still surprises me how finishing touches make such a huge impact. Casabella has made me love my home in a way I never did before. Every time I walk in the door, I’m in awe of how beautiful it looks. It’s why I always go out of my way to refer people to them."
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... ”
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."
When it was time to hire an interior design firm to help us from the ground up, I immediately thought of Casabella. Michele and her team worked their magic on two homes for my family, so I knew from the onset that I could trust them to do an amazing job for our assisted living facil... ”
When it was time to hire an interior design firm to help us from the ground up, I immediately thought of Casabella. Michele and her team worked their magic on two homes for my family, so I knew from the onset that I could trust them to do an amazing job for our assisted living facility.
Once we hired Michele on our team, it was a huge relief for me because she’s an experienced designer who always goes above and beyond to make the project look extraordinary.
I also know that she would manage all the big and small details so I wouldn’t have to lift a finger. She made the entire design process seamless and headache-free for the entire crew, which made my job so much easier. There were many moving parts of the project –compounded by a very strict corporate budget with no wiggle room. Between the furniture, wallpaper, draperies, lighting, rugs, art, and accessories they also coordinated the paint crew and contractors. Each phase of the design process had challenging deadlines, but they managed it all flawlessly.
On the design side, it was important to me that residents and potential condo owners understood all the design possibilities that were available to them. Casabella understood the importance of that and really brought a beautiful range of ideas to life in very inventive and thoughtful ways.
The spaces they did were really luxurious so when the project came in under budget and two weeks ahead of schedule, I knew it was Michele's expertise that made it possible. After the commercial side of the project was complete, residential sales took off. Hiring Casabella made a huge impact on our success, and it’s why we continue to work with them. Residents hire Michele on a regular basis to personalize their individual spaces and transform their condos into beautiful homes. Casabella continues to be a dream partner for us and we wouldn’t be where we are today without their talented team."