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A Welcoming Foyer

A Welcoming Foyer
December 2014
It’s that time of year when we tend to have guests flowing through our front doors­—so we asked Muffie Faith, owner of Elizabeth Stuart Design, to dream up the accoutrements for a welcoming foyer. “I love mixing antiques with a few things that are simple and new for a quiet, sophisticated hello,” she says. Here’s her cozy design, perfect for ushering visitors in out of the cold


Antique Chinese sideboard, lacquered and painted, $3,700, at Elizabeth Stuart Design


Antique sconce, price upon request for pair, at Golden & Associates Antiques

Hemp poufs, $275 each, at South of Market



Floral arrangement, red antique hydrangeas, chocolate orchids, eucalyptus, garden roses, and dahlias, $95, at Out of the Garden







English 19th-century mirror, giltwood and gesso girandole, $4,200, at Elizabeth Stuart Design

Lamp, built from 19th-century French
architectural fragments, $2,100 for pair, at
Alexandra AD

Konya/Turkey Tulu rug, 3' x 8.75', $3,800, at Zinn Gallery

Muffie Faith
Who she is: owner of Elizabeth Stuart Design, a full-service interior design firm and boutique home store
Where you’ve seen
her work
Southern Living, Southern Accents, House Beautiful, and Elle Decor
Muffies’s quick-change decor tip:
“Flowers make everything better and bring life and happiness to any room.”
Find her at: