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."
A master suite addition to our summer home on the Cape when I saw a Casabella ad in Cape Cod Home. I was excited because it captured the exact style I wanted. I drove to their shop in East Sandwich and it was gorgeous. I met Beth, one of their designers, who explained the whole d... ”
A master suite addition to our summer home on the Cape when I saw a Casabella ad in Cape Cod Home. I was excited because it captured the exact style I wanted. I drove to their shop in East Sandwich and it was gorgeous. I met Beth, one of their designers, who explained the whole design process to me, and I later met the owner Michele. They were very friendly and personable. I showed them a picture of a bedroom from a magazine and said, “This is the exact bedroom I want.”
After discussing my budget with Casabella, I decided to hire them. They came to the house to look at my space and take pictures and measurements. A short time later, I went into their shop for a concept presentation. They showed me 2-3 options for the items I needed.
I thought it was great that everything was carefully curated so I wasn’t overwhelmed. And I loved everything they put in front of me.
I had fun picking out an upholstered bed, side tables, lamps, window treatments, and accessories. Between ordering and installation, they took care of all the details – which was wonderful because my life was a bit stressful at the time. I was relieved that they were managing the project; it took the pressure off of me.
When the day of the final reveal came, my bedroom turned out to be everything that I had hoped for and more. The room was tailored to my taste exactly and everything looked amazing with the architecture of the room. Every time I walk in, I just love my bedroom! It was a challenge for me to work within my budget, but it was totally worth every penny.
For many reasons – including their creativity and professionalism – Casabella far exceeded anyone I’ve ever worked with. I’m a very satisfied client and I’d happily recommend them to anyone."
As a respite, I’d stop in at Casabella to look at all their beautiful things, and to purchase gifts for friends and family. What really stood out during that time was their kindness. Michele has an amazing eye, but she’s also a lovely and thoughtful business owner. So when I bou... ”
As a respite, I’d stop in at Casabella to look at all their beautiful things, and to purchase gifts for friends and family. What really stood out during that time was their kindness. Michele has an amazing eye, but she’s also a lovely and thoughtful business owner. So when I bought my new home outside of Boston, I knew I wanted to work with them. I was happily surprised to find that Michele and her team would make the trek North to help me decorate. They were also willing to work within my budget on a project-by-project basis.
The first thing I hired them for was a color consultation. They helped me choose my color scheme(s), and also created a mock up of concepts for rooms I wanted to tackle. In the spare bedroom, dining room, and living room, we did a deeper dive with furniture, window treatments, and accessories. They expertly showed me how to transform my house. There were a few antique pieces that I wanted to keep, and their willingness to be flexible and drawing these items in was refreshing. Other designers would have made a fuss.
In addition to incorporating must-haves in the end design, they were open to my influence – and really listened to what mattered to me.
I wasn’t looking for a nautical look, and was delighted to discover that their design sensibility spans the whole spectrum of style. They understood how important my home was to me, and I knew they were working hard to create spaces with great flow that are comfortable and welcoming.
Between arranging appointments around my schedule to sending visuals to handling all the installations – they’re amazing project managers. As a working woman, I found their comprehensive approach helpful and efficient.
I’m overjoyed with the end result of each project they’ve done for me. Even if you have a good eye, Casabella takes your project to the next level so that your space looks amazing. When I'm ready to do my next home project, I know that Casabella will be there to support me. It’s a great place to have in your network."