Category Archives: Styling

Behind the Scenes: Photoshoot Styling

We recently had our #RowesWharfProject photographed and wanted to share a little insight to behind the scenes (and some sneak peeks!) of what goes into capturing each project. Luckily, the weather was in our favor, bringing lots of beautiful sunlight into the home and reflecting from the Boston Harbor below.

0208181022_HDR.jpgWe select fresh flowers to bring the day of the shoot; for this one we used eucalyptus, hydrangea, and ranunculus. (It was 20 degrees that day but those flowers sure had us thinking spring!)

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Here are a few sneak peeks of some of our favorite shots–be sure to check back soon for the final reveal!

Shut the Front Door!

Enhance your entrance.

Styling a front door immediately increases curb appeal, creates an inviting and welcoming first impression, and is a great way to express personality and style, all before guests even enter your home!

Five front door elements to consider in order to transform your entrance from blah to beautiful. 

  • Paint color
  • Planters, greenery, and surrounding decor
  • Door knockers
  • House address numbers
  • Welcome mats

Paint Colors: Our top 5 favorites


A classic, traditional (and most popular!) color choice for a front door.


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Black or Charcoal.

A dark front door makes a chic and sophisticated statement.


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Because who doesn’t love a nice bold, red door?


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Light Blue.

Adds coastal, beachy vibes or a touch of calmness and tranquility.


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Another bold choice that calls out to Autumn, but works just as well as a year-round color. Just be sure to add the right decor!


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Planters and Greenery 

Go big…


                                   Welcome to the jungle 🙂
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….or go small.

Any touch of greenery helps to make a welcoming entrance, whether it’s big and dramatic or small and subtle.


Nice Knockers! 

They come in all shapes, sizes, styles, and colors. Find one that works for you!

What we love: Cute animals are a fun way to add some flair to your front door.



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Oh, deer!


Address Numbers- What’s Your Number?

We want to be able to see them from the street. Make them clear and easy to read so it’s easier on new guests coming to your home for the first time.


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Welcome home!

Welcome mats are an easy, non-permanent way to set the tone, vibe, or personality of the people living behind the door. They can be done in a variety of ways, including fun and colorful via the use of cute sayings or bright patterns, or classy and sophisticated such as woven naturals and neutrals.

Cute sayings- say hello without even saying a word.


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Fun and colorful, and made of wood! Adds the same effect of a punch of color for those who may not want to commit to the colored door.


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A fun pattern; thinking outside of the box.


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So, maybe color isn’t for you. A natural woven is still a great option!


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Come up with a great combination of these five elements to dress up your door and instantly add style and curb appeal. Remember to express your personal style and set the tone of  how you want guests to feel when entering your home!

Summer homes are made in the winter: Reveal

You know that saying Summer bodies are made in the winter? Well we think that the same thing goes for summer homes! You’ve got to start early or risk spending your summer days brushing sawdust from between your toes instead of sand.


Summer homes are made in the winter.

North Fork Design Co.


We worked all winter on a client’s Cape Cod summer home (yes, of course we’re jealous!) with a to-die-for “Great Room” that will host everything from rainy family game nights to dreamy midsummer soirees.



At the end of a job, we always like to look back to where we started. We’ve got some before photos, plans, and design boards for this project here.


The reveal!

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Marblehead Street | Dining room reveal

We gave this Marblehead Street home’s dining room (which opens into the to-die-for kitchen!) a bright and beautiful refresh with a neutral grey paint color, airy curtains, a contemporary chandelier, and a mosaic mirror.




More from our Marblehead Street project

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.