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!”