Styling: Marlborough Street | Boston, MA

Are we the only ones who fantasize about living in a flat on historic Marlborough Street in Boston? We tasted the dream this spring when we styled this stunning city bachelor pad with to-die-for views of both city skyline and green space.


Style profile

Sophisticated, textural, and moderately masculine with a contemporary color palette of moody blues and charcoals.

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Project highlights

  • Full renovation of the master suite
  • Styled furniture & materials in the living room, master bedroom, guest bath, and guest room
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That view, though.


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Fun fact: the long couch pillow is made from a recycled firehose.


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“Gin and sin”–it’s a bachelor pad, alright!


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Spiky plant in a concrete ball planter


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Natural light for days


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We calmly resisted the urge to curl up on this sumptuous rug to make sure it’s fit for napping

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Pre-curtain install


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We added built-ins to accentuate those dreamy high ceilings. We typically style with stacks and/or groups of 3 (with books, vessels, and objects that speak to the owner’s history and interests).


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Plenty of texure and layered books that reflect the homeower’s personality

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Semi-sheer linen curtains keep it light and draw the eye to the full height of the view

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Caitlin models a clapboard panel in the master bedroom


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BIG puzzle!


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Dreamland.  The simple but impactful clapboard treatment (we used Strikwood) gives the bedroom personality and rustic charm.


Next steps

  • Change out the green marble & reface the fireplace – gray soapstone on the hearth? Carrara herringbone on the surround!?  Sounds like a good Fall in New England project to us!
  • Artwork above the sofa: a large scale Cap Cod waterscape photograph taken by the owner. We’re having it printed on metal and it’s going to look so great in that room.
  • Kitchen renovation?



Navy blue encyclopedias  |  Amazon

Faux Shagreen Lacquer Box  |  West Elm

The Map Book  |  Amazon

Birds of America  |  Amazon

Stone Octagonal Coasters  |  West Elm

Reclaimed Weathered Wood  |  Stickwood

Emerald agate bookends  |  Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams

Firehose pillow  |  KDBags1, Etsy

Lamps  |  Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.

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