Distinctive. Sustainable. Livable. Design for the Home.

Interior Design

Tell Your Story

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It’s your story. No one else’s. We’ll help you tell it, live it, love it. In style. Traditional complementing contemporary. Whimsical winning over conventional. Chic meeting sleek. Retro remembering mid-century modern. Our design team accomplishes it all with color, scale, balance, function, and style. With you. With expertise. With distinctive visual appeal and a commitment to comfortable living, sustainability and your priorities. Then, we top it off with the Design No Five “wow“ factor, and you live happily ever after!

Home Staging

Upstage the Competition

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When it’s time to sell, you want your house to be the next blockbuster. That’s what we do! Factoring in architecture, location, market trends and list price, our designs maximize buyer appeal. We’ll blend your furniture and furnishings with just the right pieces from our warehouse. We work strategically to highlight your home’s features and meet, even exceed, buyers’ expectations. You’ll enjoy seamless transformations as we deliver photo-shoot-ready interiors and exteriors. On time and on budget. The Design № Five “wow” factor? That’s included!

Renovation Management

Enjoy Piece of Mind

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Ensuring a harmonious process during a renovation is goal one. On your behalf, we coordinate architects, contractors, and vendors. They value the single point of contact while you benefit from the collaborative process, saving time and treasure. We juggle budgets, timelines and design decisions and maintain clear channels of communications. Renovating your home to meet your changing needs? Preparing your house for the real estate market? Enjoy peace of mind as your reverie, your investment, becomes reality with a wow!


The Shop

Our best source for furniture and furnishings is our very own warehouse located in Hyannis. It serves as our workroom, showroom, and retail space. It inspires us. And we hope it becomes your new favorite place to shop for distinctive furniture and furnishings from our curated collection. Open by appointment.

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About Us

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Beth Odence
Owner & Designer

Beth comes to design from a background spanning corporate sales and marketing to designing and manufacturing children’s knitwear to the 2006 launch of BjtO Designs, a home staging firm serving Boston’s luxury home market. Design № Five, Beth’s fifth business venture, is the culmination of her design talent and management expertise along with her team-building know-how. Beth divides her time between a loft in downtown Waltham and Cotuit with her husband and DN5 partner, Phil, and she is the mother of two daughters.

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Karen Crocker
Creative Director & Artist in Residence

Karen creates, sources and installs art for our staging and design clients, orchestrates our showroom displays, and coordinates our gallery shows featuring Cape Cod artists. She designs and builds furniture and drives our commitment to sustainability through creative up-cycling. Inspired by the intersection of earth and ocean, she is an impressionistic painter in oils. And she is an in-demand faux painter. Karen, a native of Cape Cod, lives and paints in Centerville with her two sons.

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Erica Robbins Darnall
Lead Interior Designer

Erica leads our Greater Boston practice. Her work reflects her lifelong interest in beautiful things. Through studies in Art History and French Literature and years living in Paris, New York and New England, Erica has honed a broad design aesthetic and a talent for channeling each client's taste into a customized, beautiful outcome. A graduate of Hamilton College and Columbia University, Erica lives in Lincoln with her husband, three children and their Labrador.

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Dexter Odence
Lead Dog

Dexter is his own man in the land of designing women. He has designs on everyone he welcomes to the DN5 warehouse, workroom and showroom we like to call, The Shop. He navigates a wide range of design styles, in style, and sets his compass to his own true north - the kitchen rubbish bin. Dexter holds a certificate in Pugs and Kisses. All rubbish aside, he is a valued member of the Design № Five team and the Odence family.

Contact Us

Greater Boston

144 Moody Street,
Building 15 #4
Waltham, MA 02453


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Cape Cod & Islands

350 Kidds Hill Road, #2
Hyannis, MA 02601

Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm


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As a full-service boutique design firm, we tap into a wide network of trades specialists and suppliers to deliver distinctive, livable, sustainable design for your home. We design interiors, stage homes, and manage home renovation projects anywhere our clients take us. And we invite absolutely everyone to come shop at The Shop, our chocked-full-of- wows warehouse, workroom and showroom in Hyannis.

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