We, at Styled UP, are true artists, and collectively we have been exposed to the most luxurious facets of the industry, empowering us with the most discerning eyes.

We use this “eye” to create a high style interior for our clients, regardless of the investment range. 

what we do

what makes us different

interior design and decorating

elevated interiors for everyone

Our approach is simple… we meet with our clients in their space to gain a true understanding of how they live, what they love, everything from where do they like to drink their coffee in the morning to how often their mother in law visits, is discussed to assess their needs in the space. 

Then, punch list design items are discussed and then a design agreement that is tailored to the clients specific needs is presented. A design bank of hourly time is collected before the project commences.

Every client is different: some clients want full scope turn key design, and others just need a little help selecting paint colors. No matter how, we are happy to help.  

our approach

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hey, I'm elle!
Principal interior designer + owner of styled up

My mother was an interior designer and I studied interior design at East Carolina University. My 20 years of experience in the industry ranges from serving everyday families with a la carte interior design items to turn key luxury residential projects. Let’s just say that I understand champagne taste, just as well as I understand a beer budget. I believe everyone deserves to live in a beautiful, stylish, comfortable home!

As an entrepreneur, mother and wife, I completely understand how hard it is for families to prioritize their interior needs. I pride myself in being flexible and accommodating because I find it truly rewarding to serve up my artistic talents to their delight. 

I love people and I love the arts!

Design is in my blood.

I could never think of a profession that sounded more appealing, so I decided to put “my eye” with my education and see where it would lead me.

Turns out, it led me to work on cruise ships after college, traveling the world as a “port shopping expert” who helped the guest source fabulous finds in the ports of call. It was a blast, but when one of the ships I was on docked in Fort Lauderdale, I knew I was home, and I was ready for land life!

I settled here and became the design director for a national furniture retailer. From there I moved on up to freelance designing with personal clients and then had the pleasure of managing multi line showrooms at The Design Center of The Americas, DCOTA. 

My mother always said, “You have the eye.”

This was incredible for my career, as I worked closely with the top interior designers in Florida on their amazing high-end projects for 12 years. When my daughter Kai was born, I returned to entrepreneurialism, and starting building two businesses, Styled Up, and Rodan+ Fields premium skincare.

I also founded a group for other women in the area to soundboard off each other and network, called Fort Lauderdale Female Entrepreneurs. I just love life and I wake up excited to go to work every day. For that, I feel VERY blessed. Throughout my career, I have learned that most families, would never entertain the idea of an interior designer, as they assume that it is out of their budget or are intimidated by the idea. If that is you, then come to Mamma! My passion and mission is to help you. No project is to large or to small for Styled UP. 

meet the team

lead designer

ELLE WATKINS RUDE

Elle’s industry experience includes retail design consultation management, representation of 50+ trade only resources, managing the Florida territory for multiple showrooms in the DCOTA, and working with her personal interior design clients for upwards of 20 years. 

Interior Designer 

Maribeth Watkins Scanlon 

Our Mother and Interior Designer boasting upwards of 30 years of experience. Maribeth specializes in renovation, and custom drapery and bedding design. 

Creative Sound Board 

Robert Palmer Watkins 

An artist in every sense of the word. When Rob isn’t acting/filming or producing original music, his passion project is to collaborate in the family design projects and sound board on all creative decisions.  

Photography & Productions 

Luis Feliz 

His talent in capturing the perfect shot of our completed projects is why we love him! Luis produces our professional video and photography needs for our clients and our business. 

The Shih Tzu

Wonton Rude 

Bred to live in the Emperors’ palaces of China, this breed was considered royalty and was purposed for being a hansdom accent to a silk floor pillow and a subject of Chinese art. 

Support

anita garcia

Anita is our ever loyal administrative assistant graciously handling the needs behind the scenes. Anita has upwards of 30 years experience in the high end design industry. 

Elle and Rob periodically host fabulous fun conversations centered around interior design tips, trends, and finds. drop your name and email address to be the first to know!

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     Whether you are ready to recover a sofa or build your dream home, we are here for you.

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