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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!)

0208181021a-1.jpg0208181021d-1.jpg0208181025a (1).jpgGetting the perfect shot always takes some tweaking — making sure a rug is perfectly straight, fluffing pillows, or adjusting items on the shelves to be just where we want them.





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

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.