Design

Stacey Kinney
Stacey Kinney
Interior Designer
Stacey has a keen eye for design and a strong appreciation for art. She and her family relocated from Charlotte, NC in 2012 and previously handled new business development for Carolina Business Interiors.
Heidi Walker
Heidi Walker
Interior Designer
Heidi has been in the interior design industry for more than 25 years. Before joining the ESD team, Heidi owned and operated Heidi Walker Interior Design firm, which served a diverse collection of both residential and commercial clientele across the country. She is a graduate of Michigan State University School of Interior Design and has lived in Charleston since 1997.
Jessica Spindler
Jessica Spindler
Interior Designer
With Elizabeth Stuart since 2018, Jessica was born and raised in Fort Wayne Indiana and relocated to Mount Pleasant with her husband Jason in April of 2018. She graduated with a degree in interior design from Purdue University Fort Wayne while also playing on the women’s volleyball team. She previously worked for Design Collaborative an architectural, engineering and interior design firm in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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Veronica Sweeney
Associate Interior Designer
With Elizabeth Stuart since 2018, Veronica is a recent graduate of the Art Institute. She has acquired her eye for design through her many cultural experiences and moves throughout the United States. She found her heart in Charleston when she attended the Art Institute. Here she has found her passion for interiors with a focus on sustainability.
Mia Backman Worrell
Mia Backman Worrell
With Elizabeth Stuart since 2019, Mia and her family relocated from Washington DC where she and her husband owned several high-end interior furnishing showrooms. As pioneers on 14th Street, they opened Timothy Paul Carpets and Textiles. Mia’s design style allows for the perfect harmony by mixing luxury and eclectic funk.
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Cristin Donley
Interior Designer
With Elizabeth Stuart since 2019, Cristin comes with a background in architecture and many years of experience in the design and production of luxury furnishings and lighting. Originally from Charlotte, she spent 20 years on the west coast before relocating to Charleston with her son to continue her coastal lifestyle at home in the Carolinas. Cristin graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in architecture and is passionate about all thing’s art and design.
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Sarah Ferenz
Interior Designer
With Elizabeth Stuart since 2019, Sarah was raised outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and moved to Charleston in 2018. She graduated with a degree in Interior Design from Philadelphia University and gathered 10 years of experience in the multifamily and hospitality industry. In addition to being passionate about beautiful things, Sarah loves to spend time exploring Charleston and writing content for on her online blog.

Retail

Jackie Freund
Jackie Freund
Retail Manager
Originally from Philadelphia, Jacqueline and her family took a leap of faith and moved to Charleston to join the ESD team. Before moving, she worked for Jonathan Adler in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. as a retail manager.
Wally Carey
Wally Carey
Retail Sales Associate
Originally from Rye, New York, Wally moved to the Lowcountry in 2006 after a successful career in post-production and advertising. He is the former co-owner of Petina Blu, a home accessory and interior design boutique in Mount Pleasant. He has been involved in interior design for more than 25 years. His passions are photography, sailing, the beach, and his two kids.
Josh Clark
Josh Clark
Garden Manager

Operations

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Kris Furniss
Chief Operations Officer
With Elizabeth Stuart since 2019, Kris Furniss is responsible for overseeing the company’s logistics, policies, initiatives, and planning functions for the privately-owned multi-channel company, in addition to its customer experience. Kris was the Co-Founder and served as the CEO for Caviar & Bananas. Prior to Caviar & Bananas, Kris was the General Operations Manager for Dean & Deluca. He began his career in the financial industry with positions at Maverick Capital as well as Morgan Stanley. He holds a degree in economics, political science, and art history from Hobart College and has studied at the French Culinary Institute (now ICC) in New York City.
Gavin McLeod
Gavin McLeod
Controller
Gavin is a native of Charleston. He previously served as the Controller for a large construction firm. He is a graduate of Clemson University with a degree in accounting.
Nick Rountree
Nick Rountree
With Elizabeth Stuart since 2019, Nick’s original love of retail and interior design let him to the e-commerce side of the business.  Helping launch several successful ventures for other companies, he was eager when an opportunity arose to join Elizabeth’s team.  Originally from Augusta, Georgia, Nick has been proud to call Charleston home for over 15 years.  In addition to his passion  home interiors, he enjoys spending time with friends and his two dogs, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Liza Minnelli, and dachshund named Bette Davis.
Tracy Pelham
Tracy Pelham