About Us

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Our 
Story

Meet the Founder

 

Who is the woman behind the iconic face that has come to be known as ‘Maud’ of Maudlifestyle?

 

Maud actually isn’t called Maud at all. Maudlifestyle is the undeniably desirable concept boutique founded by Elaine Stokes.   After a professional career in fashion and interiors spanning more than 30 years, Elaine channelled her passion for the beautiful and unusual by creating Maudlifestyle in 2013.

 

Elaine’s enviable knowledge and expert eye for decorative antiques and vintage treasures began during the early years of her career. After working at Harrods, Harvey Nichols and leading the buying and visual direction for Jaeger, Elaine trained at London’s renowned Inchbald School of Design and launched herself into the world of design with her own Interiors business. 

 

Elaine’s knowledge of the luxury market and natural flair for style, led her to design a shopping destination like no other. As a collector of beautiful things, namely Italian Murano glass and vintage costume jewellery, at the very heart of Maudlifestyle is its incredibly unique buy. Maudlifestyle specialises in furniture, antique to mid-century, decorative objects, art and designer costume jewellery, a taste of fashion and elegant gifts for today’s discerning shopper. Elaine is a tastemaker of style, and it is her carefully curated, personal selection of high quality, one-off pieces that makes Maudlifestyle utterly exquisite. 

"Maudlifestyle began because I am a lover of individuality. I seek out pieces that help create unique spaces and add a sense of style that is not easily emulated. Good taste and bad taste cost the same.."  with Maudlifestyle it is only great taste.

Based out of Surrey, Maudlifestyle offers a tailored and very personal approach shopping. Services offered include interior consultation and design, private sourcing, special gifts and sustainable bespoke wedding lists.

 

There is no request too obscure and there is nothing Maudlifestyle loves more than knowing that these vintage and antique discoveries can continue their story in a new life with you.  

 

Add to your existing collection or begin your journey with us today. 

 

Maudlifestyle. Always inspiring, often surprising.