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Style Q&A - Elizabeth Stuart

Style Q&A - Elizabeth Stuart
July 2019

Get to know tastemaker Elizabeth Stuart, principal of Elizabeth Stuart (ESD) in Mount Pleasant, who has made the “search for beautiful” her life’s work





Q What’s your favorite interior paint color right now?
A
I recently painted a small powder room in Farrow & Ball “Lichen” in high lacquer. It looks great!

Q How does your personal style translate to your designs?
A
I buy what I love. Putting it all together comes after the fact. I have a little hippie and tomboy in me, but I love glamour, too.

Q Do you have a favorite shoe? What do you love about the design?
A
Gucci “Marmont” pumps: I find them both classic and ridiculous. I love that they’re comfortable, fun, and not too serious.

Q How’d you get your start in interior design?
A
As a child, I wanted a four-poster bed. My parents said, “No.” So I designed one myself!

Q Do you have a signature accessory?
A
My Rebecca Lankford necklace. It’s so light it never has to come off, so I can keep what I love close by.

Q What’s your go-to social media feed for style inspiration?
A
I am an Instagram fanatic. A few of my go-tos are @forsythart (above), @castellodireschio, and @serenacrawford.

Q Your ESD University sessions are a great way to gain styling and hosting tips. What’s next?
A
“How to Make the Best Drinks” on July 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the shop. The class is free to attend.

Q What’s your all-time favorite flea market find?
A
A Louis Vuitton trunk. The price was ridiculously low, and I tried not to shake as I negotiated the deal.

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Photographs by (Stuart) Anne Rhett Photography & courtesy of (necklace) Rebecca Lankford Designs, (fabrics) Forsyth Saint Louis, (paint) farrow & Ball, (Gucci Pumps) Net-a-porter, & (Louis Vuitton Trunk) Elizabeth Stuart