Ever wonder what would go on an interior designers shopping list if they were able to choose exactly what they love? Every week we introduce a new interior design from around the globe. They create a well-curated LUXlist from RubyLUX.com and we get to take a closer look at the designers behind our favorite spaces! This week our LUXList Designer Edition is all about LA- based Stephan Jones. He has a minimalistic style that we love and his use of art work is eye-catching and inspiring.
Stephan’s LUXList Picks
Limited Edition Three Lamp Chandelier by Fedele Papagni for Gaspare Asaro, Italy, 2014
Describe your design aesthetic in a few words?
Modern Classic. Sculptural. I enjoying mixing materials – Rough & Polished, Old & New, Vintage & Contemporary. I love to stir it up and put it together.
What do you love about using antiques in your designs?
When we use antiques it’s about finding interesting and striking pieces. Antiques have a special presence and integrity which ground an interior. I really enjoy mixing periods together even in more contemporary settings it make it more real, less contrived.
What inspires you?
There are almost too many to say but even the simplest smallest items can inspire me. Exposure to numerous travel destinations, meeting people, and exploring my own back yard can inspire me. And of course Good… No Great Art.
Why did you choose the George III Mahogany table?
This is a very classic styled piece that we love to use in a dining room because it would work in any setting, either contemporary or traditional. It’s a beautiful antique which can be multi-functional as it can be used as a sideboard in a large room with the leaves down and brought out for larger parties.
Stephan Jones founded his business, Stephan Jones Interiors, in 2007 after many years with design legend Bruce Gregga Interiors in Chicago. Stephan has worked extensively through-out the Bay Area, including projects in Pebble Beach, Hillsborough, San Francisco and Napa as well as up and down the west coast from Los Angeles to Portland. In 2012 Stephan established his office in Los Angeles and a couple years later brought on board Hilary Hayes who serves as Senior Project Designer.
The company continues to work on projects throughout California, Chicago and New York. Stephan maintains close relationships with clients and vendors. He draws inspiration from the design process of collaborating with clients and the incredible pool of talented artisans and vendors.