Bay Area designer Erica Tanov is currently ruling over a small retail empire. With shops on Fillmore, on Berkeley’s bustling 4th Street strip, in Larkspur's newly revamped Marin Country Mart, and in New York’s Nolita, she's slowly taking over the world. But that's not actually where all of the magic happens. That distinction goes to Tanov’s shabby-chic, canine-filled studio located just a few blocks from her East Bay boutique. Housed in what used to be her grandfather’s laundry business, the space packs a lot of history and intrigue. Peep the beautiful workspace after the jump, and get mega-inspired to infuse some personality into your own office.
Photographed by Michelle Drewes