September 13, 2021

Farewell to Summer

In: Behind the Scenes

[Celebrating an office birthday with a team outing to The Museum of Fine Arts Houston for the Ernesto Neto SunForceOceanLife exhibit]

We can hardly believe summer has come to a close! The brilliance of fall is upon us and, we don’t know about you, but our team is looking forward to cooler weather and all of the cozy moments that come with it.

As we enter this exciting period of transition, we thought you might enjoy a look back at the moments that brought us joy over the past few months, including a dose of much-needed travel and a few new faces you will be seeing around the office!


From the northern tip of the Atlantic to the southern tip of the Pacific, we’ve been quite busy this summer. We had the pleasure of traveling to Cabo for a site visit, installed a home in Fort Wayne, Indiana and started one in Rhode Island that will wrap up over the next few months. We can’t wait to show you more from these exciting projects!

Sarah enjoying the hydrangeas in Bristol, Rhode Island!
Our Lynchburg install in progress.
Cabo site visit – not a bad work view, don’t you agree?!


We’re kicking off the fall season with an exclusive book signing event at Currey & Co. during Dallas Market Center’s Dallas Design Week. Dallas Market is always such an exciting time and coordinates with Texas Design Week Dallas as well as the opening of Kips Bay Decorator Show House! We hope to see you there!


We enjoyed a number of lovely shout-outs over the past few months and can’t wait to see what fall has in store!

Let’s kick things off with Tanglewood Living! In their September issue, we shared a bit about the history behind our business and the adventure that led to our debut book, Expressive Interiors: Designing an Inviting Home.

Mountain Living highlighted our Park City project as well as the debut of our first book Expressive Interiors: Designing an Inviting Home.

Southern Living explored the difference between pieces that are vintage, antique, and retro, and Sarah offered a few tips plus what you can expect to see trending in antiques soon!

The Difference Between Vintage and Antique, Southern Living

Houston Chronicle architecture and home design writer Diane Cowen highlighted one of our latest projects, a vacation home located in Boot Ranch near Fredericksburg, in an issue of The Page.

We had the pleasure of sharing what’s trending in home design with the team at Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty, including an increased interest in luxury appliances, patio living, and second homes.

The team at Homes & Gardens kindly asked us to weigh in on everything from painted kitchen cabinets to farmhouse bedding, curtain, and fireplace ideas. Read what we had to say via the links below and we hope you will share your thoughts with us once you’re done!


We are thrilled to introduce two of the newest members of the Lucas/Eilers Design team! If you’ve met Leigh Anne or Ashley, you know why we are so delighted to have them on board. If not, you’re sure to meet them soon!

Leigh Anne Seale
Project Designer

Leigh Anne Seale, NCIDQ, RID, ASID, IIDA, is a native Houstonian who attended Baylor University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Sciences in Interior Design. Following her graduation, Leigh Anne moved to San Antonio for her first position at a respected architectural firm practicing commercial design. A few years later, she and her husband moved to the East Coast where she continued developing her skills at a prominent architecture firm practicing across several sectors of design. Leigh Anne and her family moved back to the Houston area where she is embracing her passion for residential interiors at Lucas/Eilers Design Associates through a keen appreciation of the craftsmanship that contributes to nuanced design and a commitment to providing exceptional service.

Ashley Sides
Procurement Manager

Growing up just down the street from Decorative Center Houston, Ashley comes by her eye for luxury design naturally. In addition to visiting DCH frequently with her mother, a freelance designer, her father launched a marble business as he was entering retirement, making it clear that a passion for home design runs in the family. She carried that passion for design to Texas Christian University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising with a minor in Business. Following graduation, Ashley dedicated nearly a decade to a career in recruitment for the Big Five accounting firms, fostering a unique ability to manage high-volume work in an extremely detail-oriented environment. Inspired to make a change, she returned to the world of design and spent eight years in a number of Designer Trade Showrooms building strong trade relationships and growing her knowledge and expertise. Ashley manages the procurement process through strong communication, a keen attention to detail, and her commitment to providing an exceptional client experience from start to finish.

We hope your summer was relaxing, refreshing, and everything your heart needed to help you breeze into fall with tranquility and grace!

“Embrace the seasons and cycles of your life. There is magic in change.” Bronnie Ware

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