THIS S.F. INTERIOR DESIGN OFFICE IS A LUXE HAVEN
By Jen Woo, Photography by John Merkl | March 2019
S.F.-based interior design firm Studio Heimat maintains a definitive style — bold with organic elements — but it is not limited in scope. Their designs range in tone, mood, aesthetic, and space as seen in its array of projects. If you live in the Bay Area, you may recognize its work from arcade bar, Coin Op or the national Summer Search office in San Francisco. Many of the studio's homes ooze with femme chic, teeming with their signature accents — striking wallpaper and bright accents, bronze, and florals. Yet the designers have a darker side to them too, as seen in Coin Op’s inky palette and industrial fixtures.
For founders Alicia Lichtenstein and Eva Bradley’s own space, the design was a matter of representing what they were capable of in so many forms, but also who they are and what they love. They were previously subleasing in an industrial warehouse in the Mission, which made it difficult to make the space their own, especially with only 500 square feet and shared common areas. “We were just ready to expand and put our touch on our space,” says Lichtenstein.
The new office was meant for work — piecing together inspiration boards with fabric and accessories splayed over tables, but also to host clients and events. The space feels personal with all the dedicated areas you’d find in a home including a dining area, living room, bar, and reading nook. Of course, each space is all thoughtfully put together. Note: Even their bathroom is gorgeous. Read ahead to take a tour.