Among her clients were Anne Vanderbilt Anne Morgan the Duke and Duchess of Windsor Elizabeth Milbank Anderson (philanthropist) and Adelaide and Henry Clay Frick . "
De Wolfe appeared with The Amateur Comedy Club in New York City as Lady Clara Seymour in "A Cup of Tea" (April 1886) and as Maude Ashley in "Sunshine" a one act comedy by Fred W. He demoliElsie de Wolfed the building and hired Thomas Hastings to build a new home for him and his family.
Elsie de Wolfe also known as Lady Mendl (December 20 1865? – July 12 1950) was an American actress interior decorator nominal author of the influential 1913 book The House in Good Taste and a prominent figure in New York Paris and London society. According to The New Yorker "Interior Design as a profession was invented by Elsie de Wolfe.