April 25, 2017

There is definitely an art to arranging bookshelves. Each of the elements of design comes into play – balance, harmony, color, shape, form, rhythm and scale, just to name a few. When curating bookshelves it is important to make sure they express your personality.  Use books and items you have collected that you love to […]

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March 28, 2017

There is something about a blue and white space that we love. From the porcelain vases to vibrant fabrics, it creates a special feeling in a home. The color palette tends to add a bit of freshness to a space – whether indoors or out. It can lean modern or traditional, and it pairs beautifully […]

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February 10, 2017

What fun to travel to Orlando to attend KBIS (Kitchen and Bath Industry Show) with Blog Tour 2017 presented by Modenus. The design innovations and new products provided great inspiration to start the New Year. Several great sponsors invited us to learn about their latest and greatest products. We are looking forward to incorporating these new […]

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November 21, 2016

We cannot believe Thanksgiving is only 3 days away. The holidays are fast approaching with little time left to plan – but fear not! Today we’re sharing two L/E recipe favorites (sure to impress your guests), as well as some inspiration for fall table décor. It’s not too late to make this year’s Thanksgiving an […]

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April 4, 2016

Happy spring! Last month, we explored Scale and Proportion within design. Lately, inspired by the arrival of springtime, we’re listening to the songs of chirping birds in the trees and thinking about rhythm. We’ll start by defining rhythm within design. rhythm (n) ˈriT͟Həm/ The flow of elements, usually organized according to a scheme such as […]

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February 7, 2016

Interior designers use a variety of elements and principles to create a space that is aesthetically pleasing. The elements are the things we work with; the principles are what we do with them. There are seven main elements and eight main principles. Elements of Design: Space, line, shape, form, color, value and texture. Principles of […]

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January 7, 2016

Happy New Year! The designers at Lucas/Eilers believe the best way to start the New Year is by relaxing and recharging after the hustle and bustle of the holidays. What better way to unwind than by spending time in the cozy retreat of your own bedroom? Designer Billy Baldwin once said, “Everything in a bedroom […]

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December 14, 2015

With the holidays quickly approaching, we thought it might be fun to share some photos from a recent trip to Italy and Spain.  Several years ago Sandy’s family spent Christmas in Rome when her daughter was teaching in the middle-east and has wonderful memories of the eternal city ablaze in Holiday glory. This past October […]

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November 30, 2015

1. Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera 2. Mariebelle Ganache Cake 3. Christmas Charades Sometimes the best presents come in the smallest boxes! Who doesn’t love to find a little decadent chocolate treat in their stocking? 1. White Sturgeon Caviar 2. Leontine Linens Embroidered Monogram Dinner Napkins 3. Nutmeg Grinder & Fresh Whole Nutmeg from Savory Spice Shop in Rice Village Monogrammed […]

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November 16, 2015

Fall has arrived! Flowers are such a natural addition to any interior space. It’s no wonder that designers adore flowers and arranging them. It might come as a surprise, but hundreds and hundreds of beautiful varieties grow and are available in the fall. Our 12 favorite fall blossoms have inspired us to put our green […]

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November 2, 2015

As many of you know, our firm recently celebrated its 20th year in business. When brainstorming ways to commemorate this milestone, we decided that we wanted to give back to the Houston community in some way. We are so thankful for the support our business has received over the past 20 years. “Paying it forward” […]

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October 5, 2015

With sweltering summer heat behind us, we’re eager to wrap up in soft sweaters and scarves, pull on our fall boots and enjoy exploring our beloved city again. Houston is always teeming with exciting events, from festivals and museum exhibitions to theater shows, concerts and new restaurant and shop openings. Here at Lucas/Eilers, our fall […]

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September 18, 2015

Next week marks the beginning of the 48th Annual Fall Original Round Top Antiques Fair. As frequent visitors to Round Top, we have learned a few “tricks of the trade” that help make our antique shopping seamless and efficient. PaperCity recently asked us to share our impressions on Round Top and featured our responses, along […]

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September 8, 2015

As any designer can tell you, inspiration can come from anywhere, at any time.  From having lunch at a new restaurant in town, to watching a beautiful French film, it is almost impossible not to feel inspired numerous times throughout the day. In addition to the surroundings that inspire us, one of our favorite ways […]

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August 24, 2015

Fall is just around the corner and we hope you have had a great summer.  Over the past few months the Lucas/Eilers staff has been fortunate to have the opportunity to enjoy vacation time in various parts of the world. From California to Italy, our travels have taken us to some incredibly beautiful places, all […]

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August 3, 2015

As designers who travel often for out of town projects, the idea of a simple but luxurious staycation is very appealing. How wonderful to completely eliminate the worries about flight delays and lost luggage! A successful getaway is all about your state of mind and sometimes the best retreat is your own backyard. We find […]

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July 20, 2015

[Sources: Seasonal – Two’s Company Plaza S/5 Silver Vases; Simply Elegant – Formations Swag Planter; Casual – Serena and Lily Whitewashed Rattan Hurricane] “An interior is the natural projection of the soul.” – Coco Chanel To subscribe to our blog, click here. To return to the Lucas/Eilers homepage, click here. 

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July 6, 2015

1. Jayson Home Side Table 2. Chelsea Textiles Side Table 3. Baker Side Table 4. Global Views Side Table 5. Arteriors Side Table 6. Noir Tini Side Table 7. Neirman Weeks Side Table 8. Janus et Cie Side Table 9. James Dawson Side Table 10. Bernhardt Side Table 11. Corbin Bronze Fleur Side Table 12. Ironware International Coco Side Table 13. Corbin Bronze Parliament Side Table 14. Joyce Horn Antique Side Table “The details are not the details. They make the […]

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June 15, 2015

As is often true of raising them, designing bedrooms for children can be challenging. Their tastes change frequently and investing in pieces they are likely to spill on, tear up, or lose interest in can feel like a waste of time and money. However, we feel that the time spent designing a room for a […]

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May 26, 2015

Sarah recently celebrated her 30th wedding anniversary on a cruise in the Mediterranean with her husband, Eric. The ruins, landscapes, and architecture were inspiring, but she was fascinated by the unique and delightful doors she spotted at every stop along the way. Below are a few of her favorites. “We keep moving forward, opening new […]

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May 11, 2015

Springtime in Virginia and Washington D. C. is absolutely beautiful. Recently we were fortunate enough to travel to both places for a little business and pleasure. Full of some of our nation’s most historic landmarks, Virginia lends itself to those who enjoy houses full of history, notable gardens and significant decorative arts. We did our […]

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April 27, 2015

This month, Lucas/Eilers has the good fortune of celebrating our business’ 20th anniversary. To celebrate this milestone, the entire firm is volunteering time with Habitat for Humanity to complete one of their houses. We look forward to sharing the details of the finished product! Looking back on the past 20 years has certainly been a […]

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April 13, 2015

Lighting is changing more quickly than any other element in design. New innovations in fixtures, lamps and sources of light are seemingly created every day. LED bulbs are becoming both more affordable and more pleasing, giving us many good, energy efficient options to design with. A well lit room brings warmth and interest as well as […]

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March 27, 2015

Several Lucas/Eilers designers found themselves in Santa Fe and LA this month on separate trips for both business and pleasure. Although their travels did not overlap, they all found design inspiration in the wonderful art, showrooms, sights, tastes, and sounds found when traveling West. From the beautiful snow covered streets of Santa Fe to the […]

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March 16, 2015

Having been nominated for “Best New Design Blog,” we felt drawn to attend this year’s Design Bloggers conference in Atlanta. Although “The Highboy,” a new blog from Miami, won our category, we were honored to be selected as one of four finalists and sincerely appreciate everyone who voted for LE Journal. Our blog was started […]

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March 2, 2015

It’s officially March, which means Spring is right around the corner.  As spring approaches, we typically look forward to the blooming of Houston’s beautiful Azaleas, taking a stroll through Bayou Bend or fitting in that afternoon at the Menil or Museum of Fine Arts with a good friend.  However, this year, we are instead reminded […]

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February 16, 2015

In the words of the late British designer, David Hicks,“What is important is not how valuable or inexpensive your objects are, but the care and feeling with which you arrange.”  Designers put a great deal of time and thought into artfully arranging the perfect coffee table for a client.  It gives us the opportunity to […]

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February 2, 2015

The River Oaks Garden Club, 2015 Azalea Trail is only a month away.  We thought we would share with you some of the floral arrangements from past Azalea Trails to get you excited about this year’s event and your Valentine arrangements. We have the best time coming up with new ideas each year that best fit […]

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January 19, 2015

Left to Right: (1) Attending Pilates at least twice a week is a Lucas/Eilers tradition. (2) Billy Baldwin  is a classic design influence that we never tire of. (3) Linear, well groomed gardens draw our attention. (4) We look forward to incorporating the new 2015 Pantone color of the year, Marsala into our projects. (5) […]

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January 5, 2015

After a relaxing time away from work during the holiday season, we like to restructure and clean our office space to prepare for the new year ahead.  Clutter can truly impact the way you work.  If you are too disorganized, everything competes for your attention and makes it hard to focus which is why we […]

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December 15, 2014

Wrap your loved ones in a luxurious and warm cashmere throw from Ronda Carman Fine Fabrics.  Paulie’s frosted cookies are great in a group or they can be individually wrapped for a perfect holiday party favor or a small gift to a neighbor.  Jill Brown, the owner of Brown on Ferndale makes these amazing scented […]

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December 3, 2014

From Left to Right: Tea Forte tea chest has a variety of quality handcrafted teas with exquisite packaging. Olio Santo Olive Oil is one of Ina Garten’s favorite brands of oils and is a great example of something that people will actually use, but wouldn’t necessarily buy for themselves. A Brooklyn Slate Cheese Board, because can […]

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November 24, 2014

  1. Vibrant Food: Celebrating the Ingredients, Recipes, and Colors of Each Season by Kimberly Hasselbrink. 2. MATCH pewter gravy boat. 3. Herend Chinese Bouquet Rust Dinner Plate. 4. Caspari Place Cards, featuring Scalamandre, Elsie de Wolfe 5. Leontine Linens, Malcolm Embroidered linen napkins. 6. Vagabond House, Pewter Corn napkin ring. 7. Sarah’s favorite pecan pie […]

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November 11, 2014

Hunt Slonem is a nationally celebrated artist that has long been a resource for Lucas/Eilers when searching for original artwork. His explosive color combinations, distinctive painting techniques and quirky subjects including tropical birds, butterflies and bunnies add excitement to any room. After meeting him on our latest trip to New York City and getting a tour […]

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November 7, 2014

The Lucas/Eilers team wants to congratulate Leslie Sinclair on her second book, Segreto Style.  We were delighted to join Leslie and the Segreto team at  Joyce Horn Antiques, LTD. earlier this week to celebrate the launch of Leslie’s most recent book.  It was an extra treat to see the fabulous array of antiques that Joyce has […]

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October 22, 2014

Chairs Left to Right: John Boone, Tyringham Wing Chair, Redford House, Manhattan Chair, Lee Industries, Game Chair, Cameron Collection, Library Lounge Chair Keep scrolling to see how we have incorporated some of these chairs and others into recent projects: “Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context – a chair in […]

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October 1, 2014

The Lucas/Eilers team braved the heat and made our way to Round Top on Tuesday for a day filled of shopping and gathering inspiration. Tuesday marked the opening day for Marburger Farm Antique Show, which has long been a favorite source for our team. With 350 dealer from all over the world, we always find […]

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September 16, 2014

1. This is the perfect season to walk around the organically maintained gardens of Bayou Bend. 2. Adair Kitchen is a weekly lunch stop for the Lucas/Eilers team. 3. The kelly green tufted bar stools at Liberty Kitchen and Oysterette in River Oaks add a nice pop of color to this fun space. 4. The […]

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September 10, 2014

On a recent trip to Savannah to celebrate Sarah’s daughter’s graduation from The Savannah College of Art and Design, we were able to sneak away for a little shopping and to visit some great local eateries. We discovered an outstanding antique store located in the Historic Noble Hardee Mansion in Monterey Square.  Alex Raskin Antiques […]

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August 25, 2014

From Left to Right: 1. Segreto Finishes, Painting by Debbie Moseley. 2. Urban Electric “Carlyn Single” fixture. 3.  Carl Moore Antiques, English Ceramic Campagna style urn. 4. Kuhl Linscomb, Bernardaud “Constance” dinner plate. 5. Natural Curiosities, Harvey Seaweed print. 6. Mecox studded garden stool. 7. 1stdibs Vintage Murano Lamps by The Marbro Lamp Company. 8. Leontine Linens bedding.

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August 19, 2014

1. The Country Houses of John F. Staub. 2. The Home Within Us by Bobby McAlpine. 3. Prismacolor marker in “New Leaf” at all times for adding a pop of color to drawings. 4. Prismacolor pencil sets for sketching. 5. Postcard pinned to bulletin board for inspiration from an artist friend in Santa Fe.  6. Anne Taintor “I dreamed […]

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August 8, 2014

Newport is known as the “Queen of Summer Resorts” in New England and home to some of our country’s most beautiful historic mansions. We had the opportunity to tour several of these sprawling summer estates on a recent trip and experience all that Newport has to offer. Shown above is Edith Warton’s summer cottage “Land’s […]

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July 21, 2014

Although we spend most of our time creating wonderful interior spaces for our clients, we thought that summer might be a good time to share some of the outdoor living areas that we craft as a natural extension of our designs. We hope you are enjoying the great outdoors this summer, whether you are entertaining […]

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June 6, 2014

La Cienega Design Quarter hosted its 6th Annual Legends of La Cienega at the beginning of May.  Being one of the most anticipated design events in the country, we were delighted to attend and spend the week in Los Angeles. Each year, there is a new theme for the event that is communicated in the showrooms and shops […]

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December 5, 2016

Even though it’s 75 degrees outside, it is indeed December in Houston – and the holidays are fast approaching! Have no fear if you’ve still got last minute shopping – Today we’re sharing a selection of our favorite gifts for whoever might be left on your list. Your loved ones, friends, and co-workers will be […]

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