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 couple years 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

my daughter max, the husband, the pup, our 1830's farmhouse, styling + restyling said house, my niece + nephew, freshly picked flowers, geodes, italy, my solly wraps, 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, 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, confetti, the pan-mass challenge, and this amazing career of mine.



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