LUXList Designer Edition | Jacob-Lukas Ltd

“A love of travel and objet d’art was the inspiration for their line of pieces on RubyLUX. Handmade in America of semi-precious stones, their decorative boxes have gained a following with collectors of elegant one of a kind accessories. Luxurious malachite, lapis and ormolu define their signature style.” – Jacob-Lukas Ltd. The design team behind Jacob-Lukas Ltd is Kurt Jacob Miller and S. Lukas Mack who are both interior designers and dealers (See pieces here) . This duo  not only creates interiors their clients love, but they also craft ornate decorative works of art. 

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Jacob-Lukas Ltd’s LUXList Picks

European Chinoiserie Japanned Serpentine Chest of Drawers

Anglo Indian Empire Period Caned Ebony Daybed

Antique bronze sculpture by S. Bauer, Austria 1900

Solid malachite Serpent box with ormolu and carnelians

“TENDE” Black and gilded iron three light lantern

1) Describe your design aesthetic in a few words?  

Jacob-Lukas has a design aesthetic of comfort and everyday luxury. Our interiors are layered, eclectic and have a “grand tour” approach to living with collections. Surrounding yourself with the things that bring you joy. Certainly not the match, it is the mix of furnishings that give a room it’s personality and soul.

2) What do you love about using antiques in your designs?

Antiques and collections give a room an immediate sense of history. Using antique or vintage pieces, helps to give our spaces a cozy and elegant patina. Not only do antiques lend history to a room, but they add a sense of familiarity and comfort. Living and decorating with antiques is also an ongoing education.

3) What inspires you?

Our travels, a common love of the decorative arts, architecture and history continue to inspire the interiors we create

Jacob- Lukas Ltd created an interesting gallery wall using art, antiques, and mirrors.
Looking toward the ceiling never looked more enticing. This chandelier brings the entire room together!
When an ordinary desk just won’t do. The side table turned desk is styled perfectly with the ornate mirror, sconces, and the blue and white ceramics.

Chicago- based designers Kurt Jacob Miller and S. Lukas Mack conceive relaxed interiors rooted in classical English and French decor. An eclectic mix of antiques and contemporary pieces give their spaces warmth and character. Operating as Jacob-Lukas Ltd., the duo draw on their experiences with the decorative arts, antiques, and interior design worlds to create timeless backdrops for today’s lifestyle.

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