Cassone Home Style Offers “A Little Bit of Everything”
At a beautiful shop in downtown Titusville, tucked away off Washington Avenue, visitors frequently walk in surprised that such a jewel exists on the Space Coast.
Raul Ojeda and Luis Cardonne originally opened Cassone Home Style in 2005 in Orlando but outgrew their rented space and started looking for a place to purchase. While visiting Titusville they found a beautiful building in downtown, with enough room for the headquarters of the interior design business and the retail shop for furniture and home accessories. The pair worked resurfacing, recovering and repainting everything in and outside the building and opened in 2007.
Specializing in interior decoration, furniture, accessories and window treatments, Cassone Home Style also offers a small boutique with ladies clothing and accessories. Luis handles interior design projects in Brevard and the greater Orlando areas while Raul manages the retail and merchandise in the store including elaborate seasonal window displays. Inspired by traveling to large cities to see what’s in vogue; everything in the shop is handpicked for value, quality and design. The ladies accessories section began with just a few purses in the shop and continues to expand. “Women can live without a sofa but they can’t live without jewelry,” Raul jokes.
The majority of jewelry featured in the shop is handmade by designer Jennifer Garrison mixing contemporary and exotic uses of semi-precious gems, shells, pearls at reasonable prices. Raul explains that the jeweler’s design philosophy is similar so it blends well with the look of the shop. There is a little bit of everything in all price ranges. Most of the leather handbags are under $100.
Walking though the shop’s unique spaces, which are redesigned frequently, vintage pieces mix with new and inspirational ideas abound for the entire entire home — including the bedroom, living room and even tabletop design. Custom floral arrangements, created by Raul, add texture and color.
Working against the misconception that there is nothing in Brevard and residents need to drive to Orlando is a challenge, Raul agrees. But he believes that downtown Titusville is on the upswing thanks to the Pritchard House, the new A. Max Brewer Bridge and other fresh shops opening in the area. “We’re proud to be here to provide goods for locals and visitors.”