Welcome to Grande Interiors
Congratulations!! Your dream to live in a coastal community has come true! You're ready to fully enjoy your special slice of paradise.
Are you struggling to find the time?
Does your home support your new coastal lifestyle?
Do you have an overwhelming list of projects, repairs and maintenance that are consuming your free time and costing a fortune?
We specialize in coastal design for clients so they can find the time to enjoy life, entertain friends and make lasting memories!
We include low maintenance, durable and beautiful products in our designs that incorporate the organic elements from the surrounding landscape.
Our style is your style but if we had to describe it, it would be coastal with a transitional fresh twist. Clean, bright, beautifully designed spaces you can live in worry free!
A well designed, relaxing and family friendly home for you to enjoy.....now that's beautiful coastal living that you deserve!!!!
“I recently completed a large project with Catherine O'Brien and the Grande Interiors team. Thank you for the exceptional service and family friendly recommendations with low maintenance options for our growing family. Our home is better than we imagined!"
D. Mahoney Southampton, New York
"Good design can be so powerful and
Welcome and thank you for visiting!!!!
One of the things I’m often asked is "How did you get started in all this?"
Growing up in a small Italian family with countless dinners and non-stop gatherings, I learned early on that a home that functions well is an important part of a happy life. Our modest home was the "go to" destination for friends and family. And of course, it didn't hurt that my Mom was one of the best hostesses I've ever seen.
My passion for fashion and interior design led me to a career in the New York fashion industry. Very exciting, life-changing and fast-paced. After many years of extensive world travel as an exec, I decided to pursue my entrepreneurial dream and founded Grande Interiors in 2002. My mission was to help clients transform their homes to not only reflect their personal style but also support their ever-changing lives. This remains my main focus to this day....
Fun facts: A proud Mom and self-proclaimed foodie who loves cooking, entertaining, travel, tennis, The Yankees, and all things coastal.
NOW MORE ABOUT YOU
Living in a coastal community is wonderful. I know first hand and have lived in a small coastal town for over twenty years. Life here is fabulous!!! Over the years, I have experienced and witnessed the struggles that homeowners face living on or near the water. That is why we are continuously offering solutions to help you attain the freedom to enjoy your new relaxed, rejuvenating life by the beach.
Are you challenged by non-stop maintenance, corrosion, costly repairs, lack of storage, limited space for entertaining ... to name a few?
You are not alone and our analysis will help you prioritize, budget, design and execute a plan so feel more in control of your project and start enjoying life in your coastal community.
Our services are flexible, attainable and virtual to help serve you better.....Why wait? You deserve to live your best coastal life!
Skilled pros bringing craftmanship and products specific to coastal properties
"Cathy was very hands-on throughout our entire process of designing and building our summer cottage in Branford. She worked closely with architect, contractor and us to help us decide what would work well in our small space. She was instrumental in designing and coordinating kitchen cabinets, she took the lead in coordinating all finishes, i.e., lighting, switches, outlets, etc., with contractor and electricians. She was very thorough and detailed providing a punch list for contractor and subs as she was our eyes on the project as we were in Florida throughout the building process." Paul D., Connecticut
Our Flexible Design Services
Designed To Serve You
Choose the service that works best for your needs.
Not sure what you need? No problem!
Book a FREE Discovery Call to learn more about how we will help you achieve your version of beautiful coastal living
Living Your Best Coastal Life
RELAX AND ENJOY THE VIEWS
WATERFRONT LIVING AT ITS BEST
"Catherine is the consummate professional. She has helped me build 4 homes (all by the beach and one in the Caribbean) from plans, to construction materials, kitchens/baths, flooring, and all furniture design. Whenever I decided to veer from her advice, it would become the one item I always regretted doing. She is amazing, elegant, and designs with endless looks. She is simply the best!"
Michelle N., USVI
Good design can transform your life!
Let us help you
REJUVENATE AND DREAM
A SLICE OF PARADISE
"I've worked with Catherine O'Brien on several home projects over the last five years and have always had wonderful experiences. Our most recent and largest scaled project was finishing my basement this past year. Whether designing a powder room, my kids' bedrooms or decorating a pool house, or creating the perfect basement space, Ms. O'Brien is a joy to work with. She's able to take the customer's ideas and make creative suggestions while staying within budget. She's extremely trustworthy and responsible and it's obvious she puts 100% effort into every job she undertakes. Prior to finding Grande Interiors, I had my share of awful experiences with designers. I always felt I was getting ripped-off, and/or pressured into buying furniture that really didn't fit my tastes. I can honestly say that this has never been the case with Ms. O'Brien. I would highly recommend Grande Interiors to anyone looking for a designer for any home project, large or small." M.Bella, Connecticut
LET THE FUN AND GAMES BEGIN
An organized home is the first step to a wonderful life. Let us help you!
We Hear You
We Hear You .... You Need Answers .....
Why hire Grande Interiors?
Grande Interiors is an award winning company offering exceptional customer service supported by the latest technology. Our approach to every project is intensely personal, while uniquely collaborative. Our benefits include:
Catherine O'Brien, owner, will personally oversee your project. All communication will be directly with her to insure exceptional and timely response to your requests.
We welcome your input to create a unique space that combines our creative talent and coastal expertise with your vision. The result is a space that is one-of-a-kind and personifies your personal taste while being functional for the environment and timeless in design
Our experience in new construction, renovation and residential design projects will eliminate costly mistakes and incorporates a high level of detail to your project. The end result will be fine quality, timeless design, and an exceptionally functional residential coastal home.
Your project can be anywhere. We have experience working with International clients as well as U.S. residents. Our involvement with you on your primary residence, vacation property, or new relocation will be completed in a timely professional manner. You can expect the "best" from us!
What is your firm's design philosophy?
Residential design is uniquely personal. Catherine O'Brien and the Grande Interiors team strive to make your project a pleasing experience in all aspects of the design and execution process. "Our goal is to make you happy with our service and leave you with a space that exceeds your expectations."
We truly enjoy the collaboration with our clients and it is our primary task to execute your requests while incorporating principles of good design and aesthetics.
How involved do I need to be in the process?
We welcome your participation and you may be involved as little or as much as you like. We present you with a variety of choices in our services from limited consultation to complete turn-key Grande Service.
What do you expect from me as your client?
Prepare. The more information you can provide the better. Your needs, preferences and hopes can be converyed in words and photos. Collect photos from magazines, create an ideabook on Houzz or a board to share on Pinterest.
Decide on your budget for the project. We can assist you in determining costs however, only you can set a "comfortable" budget for your project. We will work diligently to determine the best choices and investments within your budget.
Openly communicate with us. We can serve you best when you openly share your preferences and highlight your concerns. "Don't hesitate to let us know what you think."
When should I involve you with my project?
The earlier we are involved in a project the better the results. Our communication with architects, builders, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, painters, etc. is critical to ensure that costly errors are eliminated. The planning process is critical and should provide a cohesive plan that keeps the project on a manageable timeline and within your budget.
Have more questions, no problem!
Let's chat and we will answer them right away!
Get in touch
Branford CT, 06405
Tel: 203.458.6066 EST