“We have a vacation home, a contemporary Cape, on the New Seabury shoreline. We lived there for a few years before we decided to renovate it entirely – the look was stuck in the 80s. At first, I planned to do the interior design myself. But the deeper we got into the project, the more complicated it became. The details were overwhelming. I wasn’t confident I’d pull off the look we wanted. My husband had heard of Casabella through a friend, so we decided to stop by their shop one day to see if their style resonated with us. We walked in and straight away we were nodding ”Yes.” One of the things that immediately drew us in was their classic aesthetic. It’s an investment – and we wanted to achieve a place that looked timeless, not trendy.
Michele and Shannon came to the house to get a feel for the place in June, and not long after they gave us a full design presentation. Pulling the trigger was a bit scary because it was a whole house redesign (living room, dining room, foyer, hallway, four bedrooms and a den). But everything they showed us was on the mark – including new rugs, drapery, furniture, accessories, lighting, everything down to the bedding. They worked seamlessly with our contractor and coordinated all the details – which made the entire project less stressful for us.
We have a full water view, and I was concerned about window treatments and lighting blocking the seascape. Left to my own devices, I would have chosen tiny light fixtures over the dining room table, instead of the gorgeous chandeliers they picked out that were correctly scaled for the space and didn’t block the view. There were a few times I didn’t like something they showed me, but they had other options that I loved immediately. Thankfully, they also talked me out of an expensive flooring mistake in the mudroom. They steered me in the right direction on many things – it’s a big part of why our home looks so pulled together. We used a painting that hangs in our foyer as the inspiration for our new palette—blues, greens and grays—but all neutral tones which worked beautifully together.
The entire project was coordinated and installed in 3 months—while we were still in construction— which is a feat I wouldn’t have been able to achieve on my own. On the day all the design elements came together we were blown away. We had never treated ourselves to a complete remodel like this before, so when we saw how beautifully they installed everything including accessories– walking through the house felt like a dream. The candles were on, lunch was on the counter, and each room was as beautiful as the next. It was an incredible experience. Everyone who has seen our house loves the design, all the lovely details, and the feel of it. We agree and couldn’t be happier!”