Style. Ever-evolving, nuanced, brash, beautiful. It’s the veneer, the polish that makes us shine. It is ubiquitous and demands our attention, but is often, for many of us, elusive.
The morning I met Elizabeth Stuart Faith at her design center for a tour, a photo session was in full swing, and she was getting ready for a flight just hours away. Taking it all in stride with a laugh, she told me to call her “Muffie”—explaining it was a nickname that’s stuck since birth, when a nurse referred to the yet-unnamed babe as “Little Miss Muffet.” She guided me through what she calls her eclectic menagerie, describing with precision the rationale for bringing each piece into her showroom at Elizabeth Stuart Design (ESD).