mStarr is a boutique studio specializing in creative direction, design + styling services. our events + projects are crafted with a focus on thoughtful design, decor + details.



EMILY / founder + creative director

i'm the starr {alfano...just couldn't let my maiden name go} behind mStarr, and until i took on the role of bride, i didn't realize my love for design, styling + all things creative was more than just a hobby. while planning my own wedding, i saw inspiration everywhere...on blogs, in a meal, in a favorite pair of shoes. my creativity truly had no boundaries and the end result was a representation of both myself and my husband as a couple and as individuals, filled with love and meaningful details at every turn.

personalized events were on the upswing in 2011, and i saw an opening in the new england market for an event studio focusing on design. so i started mStarr in the hopes of bringing the same energy and imagination that i brought to my wedding in achieving your perfect day. i actually want us to work together. i want to really know you. i want us to send happy birthday + "congrats on the new job!" messages. we strive to be as flexible as possible because things change, ideas evolve. what you can count on though is a recognizable mStarr “touch”’s whimsical and personal but still polished + chic.

in the past year we've expanded our services to interior styling + sourcing, something i'm particularly passionate about since moving into #farmhousedialfano. whether events or interiors, i come armed with experience from years spent in project management, jewelry design, and marketing. i often say that i bring right-brain creative thinking, left-brain execution, the ability to juggle, and resourcefulness to the {farm} table...and i attack each project with the mentality of someone hosting or attending as a guest. no dream is too big, no idea too far-fetched.

a few {ok many} of my favorite things

the husband, the pup, our 1830's farmhouse, styling + restyling said house, my nephew, dahlias, geodes, italy, avocados, cheese, discount fabric shops, all things joanna gaines, any + all forms of shopping, calligraphy, champagne gummies, the pats, pumpkin beer, rosé, target, the cape in the fall, my friends' kids, instagram, small towns, big cities, sparkly shoes, harrison, maine, re-reading books, stale peeps {as in the candy}, my big family, etsy, glitter, reclaimed wood, spicy cocktails, guinea feathers, gold scissors, braids, jumbo balloons, dining under the stars, polka dots, confetti, the pan-mass challenge, and this amazing career of mine.



we have been a proud hand-picked member of style me pretty's little black book since 2013