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Designer Spotlight- Lucas/Eilers

May 13, 2019

Hi Friends! I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day!! Designer spotlights are some of my favorite posts and today I am highlighting two long time friends, Sarah Eilers and Sandy Lucas, founding partners of Houston’s prestigious Lucas/ Eilers Design Associates! Both incredibly nice gals that have such a sophistication and timeless classic beauty to their design. These two work independently on their projects and both are known for incorporating exceptional attention to detail in their creations of thoughtful spaces relevant to their clients’ diverse tastes and personalities.. I have been blessed to work for both, and now consider them my gal pals. I hope you enjoy a tour though their accomplished portfolio.

Welcoming the outdoors inside was the catalyst leading to the total renovation of this residence situated on a lush golf course in Houston. This successful design was the product of a two year collaboration between Lucas/Eilers, the architect and the client where the spaces were intentionally opened to each other as well as to the adjacent resort-like vistas. Custom lighting, furnishings and commissioned artwork were combined with period antiques and rugs to create the refined yet comfortable interior.

Credits…  Designer Sandy Lucas: Architect: Dillon Kyle Architecture (Houston, TX); Builder: Fairway Construction (Houston, TX); Landscaping: Steel Landscape Architects (Houston, TX); Images by Carl Mayfield

Known for her beautiful but warm bedrooms, Sarah’s use of traditional furnishings with luxurious fabrics in this space show a restraint that adds sophistication and warmth to the space. Set against a soothing plaster, its like being at a 5 star retreat right at home!!

Photographer Julie Soefer

Pretty as a painting, I just can’t get over the red. Definitely dramatic and so unique, what a perfect treatment for this ceiling.  Look at the beautiful barn. This project, deep in the heart of Texas is by Sandy Lucas and her team.

Both Gals are award winning designers, with a diverse portfolio of work including traditional, contemporary, and eclectic projects across North America in locations including Houston, New York, Colorado, California, Tennessee, Wisconsin, South Carolina, Massachusetts, Vermont, Washington D.C. and New Mexico. WHEW these gals are busy!

This was a beautiful project which was so fun to collaborate on with Sarah. With an amazing, curated art collection, the house was an eclectic mix of collected furnishings.

You may recognize this beautiful bath from Segreto Vignettes! First plastered. the ceiling has a hand-applied treatment with hints of gold leafing. This accentuates the beautiful architecture of the ceiling and adds that eclectic element to this otherwise traditional space.

Sandy and her team had fun with this total renovation of this high rise residence which overlooks Lady Bird Lake in Austin. The biggest transformation came from lightening the walls and the addition of large scaled, custom light fixtures which not only give ambient light but also a sculptural quality to the spaces. I love this one-so cool!!  It reminds me a bit of our new experiment-plastering over existing lighting!! 

Credits…Ryann Ford Photography (Austin, Texas)

I love bunk rooms, and this one in Galveston is at the top of my list!! It is so wonderful that these two ladies, both with a design degree from The University of Texas, have successfully created a partnership, which has flourished for close to 25 years.  The partners collectively draw on a wealth of experience, resources, and craftsmen. Their long-term sharing of passion and ideas provides clients with access to invaluable information and gives the firm an edge when researching new concepts and products.

This recently constructed vacation home on Kiawah Island had great bones but not the character Sarah’s clients wanted when they decided to purchase. Well it certainly does now!!

Our design vision was to blend the charm of neighboring Charleston with the lively interiors of Bermuda. Several buying trips to Historic Charleston, Dallas, and of course Houston resulted in the interesting antique pieces of furniture used in every room. ‘We primarily used 19th century antiques to create an eclectic low country interior that is comfortable and inviting.’- Sarah Eilers

Credits…Photography by Josh Gibson (Beaufort, SC)

This project in Southern California is calming, restful and beautiful!! Sandy hired Segreto’s artist Kiah Denson to create a custom piece of art over the bed!!

Well here are the two lovely ladies!! Sarah grew up around gracious homes, timeless antiques and beautiful gardens. Inspired by her southern heritage, Sarah’s design philosophy respects the past embraces the current and looks with vision and creativity to the future. From an early age Sandy has harbored an appreciation for design, beauty and order. Over the years she has developed a design philosophy which employs the principles and elements of design in each of her memorable, timeless and innovative interiors. They have a wonderful blog you should jump over and visit which shares what they see and create! I have been honored to feature them in my design books, but seriously these two should come out with one of their own!!

I hope to see you all at our showroom to meet Kristy Harvey!! We are three houses north of Westview off of Antoine on the east side of the street. Light colored house gray trim, with crushed limestone drive. Lots of parking in the back!  See you soon!! xo Leslie



1Comment
  • Jana Ames
    Posted at 10:21h, 14 May Reply

    Beautiful work!

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