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Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ Elise Moyer knows how to navigate style, and an art auction, as shown by her picks for the season.  

“I gravitate to more modern furniture because the accessories in my home are mostly antique,” says Elise Moyer. She is pictured here on a leather sofa up for auction at LH Exchange.  

“My sister’s company, Phelan, makes this leather version of a lunch bag, and I use it every day. It fits with a motto I try to stick to: ‘fewer, better things.’” Acey bag, $100

“I buy quite a bit at auction. If you really take your time to watch various auctions, you will find some incredible works. I’m currently building a collection of antique portraits and screen prints.”
Lowell Nesbitt, “Bird of Paradise” (1980), from $750,

 “Entertaining is one of my favorite things to do. I have three sets of dishware and flatware that I love, and I’m always looking to add more to my collection. Right now I have my eye on Heath Ceramics—their design has already stood the test of time.” Peralta dinner set, from $177 per setting

“I can’t get enough of the AOKO SU gold dagger earrings because they are a little more edgy than traditional hoop earrings.” Dagger earrings, from $75

“I wear the Apple watch for the fitness tracker, so my Hermès wrap bracelet is an everyday go-to because it makes it less techy and more stylish.” Drag Double Tour bracelet, $600, 25 E. Oak St. 

“This Foscarini hanging fixture makes a statement in my small apartment.” Giga-Lite fixture, from $1,855, Lightology, 215 W. Chicago Ave.

With a passion for clothing and accessories, and armed with an art and art history degree from the University of Colorado, Elise Moyer moved to Chicago nine years ago to start a career. She found herself interning for the venerable Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, working her way up to become the director of interiors and helping the company launch LH Exchange, the online arm of the auction house that focuses on immediate purchases of luxury items. “It was clear there was a need for an online platform that could connect both sellers and buyers,” says Moyer. The site works similarly to an auction, and all of the items are backed by the specialists at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. “We work with, and cater to, a wide variety of clients who range from the well-informed to first-time homeowners,” she says. Here is what the well-informed tastemaker has her eye on this season.