Raised in Saint Louis, Jacob Laws was always bewitched by beautiful things and was driven by his creativity. So, it came as no surprise when he began drawing on the walls at an early age. Like most reasonable adults, Laws’ parents should have disciplined him for this, however, they realized it was more than scribbling: he was creating. Recognizing his talent, they frequently exposed him to all forms of art.
In their desire to support and foster his creative education, at age four, his parents enrolled him in classes at the Saint Louis Art Museum. His interest in design covered a wide spectrum, ever expanding his knowledge of art and form. After graduating, Laws enrolled at Columbia to study art with a focus in art history. After which, he accepted an internship at Talent Plus/Centro Models. There, Laws was introduced to the fashion and design industry from an insider’s point of view, working closely with agents, photographers, and clients.
Laws’ style prowess isn’t contained and focused on one medium. However, with an understanding that his past experience in the arts has brought him to where he is now in his career, his passion was realized and he found his niche within the creative world as Senior Interior Designer for seven years before launching his own brand, JACOB LAWS INTERIOR DESIGN.
His professional involvement within the interior design industry has cultivated his well-honed style and his own particular brand of easy glamour. Laws' designs are classic with a modern edge and clean-cut with impossibly sophisticated style. The juxtaposition of old and new, traditional and contemporary create visual interest and contribute to creating a refined, collected aesthetic. His inspiration gained from art, travel, fashion, culture, and history influence his passion for creating spaces that are stylish and have a distinctive point of view. His designs transcend trends and create living environments that work with the dynamics of a contemporary lifestyle - all of these elements that have shaped his well-honed design eye have earned him 18 Design Industry Awards, projects in countless publications, not to mention being named one of “St. Louis’ Top 7 Designers” and one of “St. Louis’ Men of Style.” His goal is to create aesthetically beautiful, innovative and functional living spaces by imparting his personal style and utilizing his creative instincts. Ensuring truly dynamic results that translate into simply good design is his imperative intention.
Having completed many local designs, Laws has also worked nationally on such diverse projects as historic twin row houses, family retreats and farmhouses, eclectic redesigns of downtown lofts, and renovations of notable homes and fashionable shopping destination locations. Laws also lends his time to charitable organizations such as Food Outreach and is a Junior Board Member of the Contemporary Art Museum and the Board of St. Louis Fashion Fund.
Awards + Recognitions
Fashion Group International Rising Star Award 2018
Home Furnishings / Product Innovation
St. Louis Magazine AT HOME Architect + Design Awards 2015
Commercial Space - Retail
St. Louis Magazine AT HOME Architect + Design Awards 2012
St. Louis Magazine AT HOME Architect + Design Awards 2011
House Of The Year
Contemporary Interior Design
St. Louis Magazine AT HOME Architect + Design Awards 2010
Living Room Design
Traditional Interior Design