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Maggie Gold Seelig

Maggie Gold Sselig.

Essdras M Suarez/ Globe Staff

Maggie Gold Sselig.

MAGGIE GOLD SEELIG

Age 38

Occupation Real estate adviser and broker

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Residence Cambridge

Can you size up people’s taste in real estate by what they’re wearing?

One hundred percent. Part of my process is to study personal aesthetics — clothing, furniture, art. With couples, there’s often a juxtaposition of taste, which can be really interesting.

Does your home look like one of your outfits?

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Yes. My house is based on classic forms but with twists of the unexpected, like a French settee upholstered with a contemporary fabric. That sums up the way I dress, too.

Until recently you were a corporate lawyer. Did you burn your pantyhose when you left the law firm?

I didn’t wear pantyhose. I didn’t even wear suits. I’m true to myself. 

What’s the last thing you bought?

A tennis dress, but I don’t play tennis. It’s aspirational. I want to learn. I figure if I have the outfit, it’s the first step.

Speaking of tennis, do you shop with a purpose or for sport?

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I shop stores with edited collections and wait for what catches my eye. That said, I always go for quality. I hope my pieces will be hand-me-downs for future daughters-in-law.

Anything you don’t wear?

Neon. It doesn’t look good on anyone.  — Marni Elyse Katz

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