design authority & entrepreneur, founder of The Eye Agency representing 50+ interior designers, architects and landscape designers
For more than 25 years, Estee Stanley has been creating some of the most stylish looks in Hollywood and around the world. Through her role as a celebrated fashion stylist and later, as a renowned interior designer, Stanley has created a niche for which she has become best known: chic, effortless and eclectic style. With a life-long eye for fashion, Estee began working as a stylist, building her reputation and career to count some of the world’s biggest fashion icons as her clients.
As a self-described “constant mover” Stanley’s clients were routinely introduced to her new houses and interiors, seeing her re-interpret her furnishings and surroundings on a regular basis. Wanting to infuse their homes with Stanley’s innately chic aesthetic, they quickly began calling on her to design and re-imagine their homes. In recent years, Estee has become as well known for her interiors as her iconic fashion styling. Her work is far from cookie-cutter; in fact, she is proud that there is no signature style to her interiors.
With her experience, Estee knew there was a better way to establish and manage the designer/client relationship, so she founded The Eye. Representing over 20 designers, The Eye is the first-of-its-kind interior design and architecture community that’s evolving the way business is done. The agency matches clients with designers and architects intelligently, and lets clients work with the best talent for their project. They negotiate project contracts so the client/artist relationship can remain focused on the creative process, and once a project begins, they act as an advocate fostering good communication to optimize results. The Eye works to expand the profiles of their designers and architects through endorsements and brand partnerships, as well as by developing marketing and social media strategies.
In September 2019, Estee released her first book, In Comfort and Style, which revealed how to achieve laid-back luxury through her casual-yet-elegant decorating style, that mixes tailored, lived-in pieces with an airy, inviting spirit. The book release party welcomed celebrity guests Kate Hudson, Sara Gilbert, Johnny Knoxville, Ali Wise, Jamie Mizrahi, Erin & Sara Foster, among other friends and family.
Estee is a native of Southern California and resides in Los Angeles with her two children and husband, Bryan Furst, who is a film producer.