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.”