Hi, we are Cabana Rehab Interiors

Cabana Rehab Interiors is a boutique interior design firm located in San Jose, California.  At the heart of our firm, we believe in creating timeless and personal spaces for your family to call home.  We work hard to get to know our client’s and how they live in their homes.  Each project and client is unique, which is why we pride ourselves on first making sure your space is functional, and then layering in all of the finishes, textures and accessories to make your home uniquely yours.  We draw on inspiration from personal travels and mementos, as well as taking survey of your existing pieces to make sure your home feels lived in and collected. 

At Cabana Rehab Interiors, we believe in taking the tired bones of a home and refreshing and reimagining them for a modern day life style. We strive for smart and functional design, making your space a reflection of those who call it home, while carefully considering budget and timeline.

Cabana Rehab Interiors was created quite literally be "rehabbing" our founder's personal home on Cabana Drive.  The transformation of Melissa's family's 1960's California ranch home is what started it all.  As she began sharing her before and after transformations on Instagram, local followers took notice of her passion and vision, and a business was born from her kitchen table.


Today we are a team of 3 working moms, bringing together a vast array of personal expertise and a style each their own to collectively Rehab, Redesign and Reimagine homes in the Bay Area. Melissa and Caitlin live 2 doors down from each other on Cabana Drive, which has become such a fun full circle moment for our business.  We sometimes have team  update meetings while driving past each other on our street or walk back and forth between our houses with tile samples and new ideas.  Jess and Caitlin have known each other since the good ol' college days at Cal Poly and we have just as much fun together as we get accomplished.  

Meet the Team

Melissa Holt

Melissa is our founder and as the Principal Designer is a "big picture" thinker.  She sets the tone for each design project while also managing the business and growth of the studio. 

Melissa lives in Willow Glen with her 3 kids, husband Casey and a totally on-brand white golden retriever.  Her hobbies include sipping on Chardonnay in her backyard, eating out at nice restaurants, girl's nights and weekend getaways. 


Mary Hamilton

Mary keeps the wheels on our bus steady.  She runs the backend with grace, making sure we are efficient, effective and following all the latest guidelines - as well as keeping us financially sound. 

Mary just so happens to be Melissa's mom, the apple truly doesn't fall far from the tree.  She has an Interior Design degree from San Jose State University and years managing a family construction business.

Caitlin Gallagher

Caitlin knows the details are the design, and has a knack for thinking through all of those details for a comprehensive design.  She has 7 years of design and construction experience from small backyard projects to large scale new construction.

Caitlin lives in Willow Glen with her 3 kids, husband Matt and their dog.  She can usually be found on the weekends gardening or cooking, with a G&T in close reach. 

Shelby Sherick

Shelby brings a level of technical expertise to every document we produce for our clients.  She creates detailed elevations and beautiful colored renderings helping us bring each project to life.