did you know the original mStarr was a jewelry business? i’ve always loved jewelry and started making it a few years out of college. i focused on gemstones, beads, and wirework mostly, and made a decent run of it for awhile. while my maker days are behind me, it’s a good time for jewelry in general! endless beautiful options so i’ve rounded up some of my current favorites below.

mstarr design / jewelry i’m coveting

one / i’m a big proponent of layering necklaces + i love that this crescent + star necklace from wanderlust + co is a two-in-one!

two / statement wrapped hoops from anthro.

three / a timeless signet ring from missoma that can be personalized.

four / letter bead bracelets remins me of my youth {and in fact made something similar during my jewelry-making days!}. this one is for the littles in your life via the tot.

five / i’m not actually coveting these dainty earrings from shop cupcakes & cashmere anymore because i treated myself to them in december. i wear them every day!

six / LOVE this chain accessory from catbird. just attach to two earrings to create a whimsical look.

seven / madewell never disappoints and you can’t beat the price point.

eight / this is actually an anklet! for tiny humans! i see max rocking one this summer…via juljulgold on etsy.

nine / love this sweet nod to my sign {gemini) by wanderlust + co.

ten / a modern take on your standard hoops from anthropologie.

eleven a + eleven b / i have loved these claus signet rings for so long now. they’re both beautiful but max’s middle name is rose so….

twelve / two pairs of earrings that are meant to be worn together but clearly shine on their own. from missoma.

thirteen / the simplest of chain bracelets from anthropologie. i would wear just one but layering them would also look great.

fourteen / another beauty from missoma, this long celestial necklace is out of this world {ha get it?}.

fifteen / i wear a lot of rings {7 alone on my left ring finger!} and this classic stack from katie dean provides lots of versatility.

sixteen / emily schuman wears this diamond necklace every day + i’ve come THIS close to buying it every day.

seventeen / modern day friendship bracelets from madewell.


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if you’ve been an instagram follower for awhile, you’ve no doubt seen countless posts + stories where i’ve talked about our desire to add a backsplash to the #farmhousedialfano kitchen. despite our home being from the 1830’s, the kitchen was a more recent addition and therefore we didn’t have to do anything other than some cosmetic and style-related updates. we even kept the paint color {a light blue} + the existing open shelving. but both bill and i always thought something was missing and that my friends, is a killer backsplash. thanks to a partnership with my friends at fireclay tile, it is FINALLY happening. and in just a few weeks! cue the digital fireworks!

i actually feel that backsplash is too small a term because we’ve decided to tile pretty much the entirety of three walls. here’s where we are now here are a few photos that show the areas we’re tiling {excuse the mess but #reallife}. the first photo presented the biggest dilemma when deciding what to tile. the kitchen has a vaulted ceiling with beams {a much-appreciated touch in a house that otherwise has 7 and 8’ tall ceilings}. i went back and forth on whether to follow the natural ceiling line on the sink/fridge wall or to go alllll the way up. in reality it’s only another 40 square feet but ultimately decided to just follow the ceiling line all the way throughout the room. let’s hope i don’t regret the decision but we can always add!


below you can see what we’re planning for the rest of the kitchen, in total we’re tiling 155 square feet.


ok so the plan! herringbone. brick. i want a showstopper design but one that’s also timeless and appropriate for our centuries old house. i went back and forth {and back and forth} on what color brick to do…i knew i wanted something neutral to allow for my decorating whims and eventually narrowed it down to klamath and elk. elk being the warmer tone, klamath being the cooler. we {ok i} have decided to go with klamath as the glaze isn’t so heavy that you can’t see the natural variation of the brick and while it’s more of a cooler blue color, it doesn’t feel TOO cool.


so here you go! a mockup of how it will look! we plan to swap out our existing white open shelving with a more natural wood and no brackets. what do you think?! i can’t tell you how excited i am for this. we’ve talked about doing it for SO long and i can’t believe it’s finally happening! a former colleague of bill + mine now has his own tile company so he’ll be installing!

mStarr design / #farmhousedialfano kitchen tile mockup / fireclay tile

i’ll be sharing peeks and the whole process over on instagram so be sure you’re following along. and do stay tuned because there might be some other big changes


disclosure / fireclay tile is generously providing the tile for our project. we are covering the installation costs.



mStarr is a lifestyle studio specializing in interiors, creative direction, editorial design and brand partnerships. if you’ve got a project, let us know!