Veteran designer Erica Tanov hit the fashion scene with a line of ethereal, boho lingerie, and has since expanded her empire to include everything from jewelry to home goods. Below we dig into a few of her favorite things, and take a spin around her eclectic, yet extremely refined Berkeley home.
If you weren’t a designer, you would be? A botanist
What inspires you the most? Nature
Who is your ultimate style icon? Louise Nevelson
The movie interior you’d move into if you could? The Royal Tenenbaums
What’s your go-to hostess gift? Our Erica Tanov sanctuary candle made of beeswax with essential lavender oil
What pattern are you currently loving? One pattern? Never!
What’s your favorite decorating cheap thrill? Changing nobs or handles on cupboards can do wonders.
The album you could put on repeat for hours? Stevie Wonder, Songs in the Key of Life
Your favorite cocktail to whip up? Hot Lips: tequila, two wheels of Fresno peppers (deseeded and depithed), six cilantro leaves, one ounce ginger syrup
The restaurant you can’t get enough of? Rucola in Brooklyn
The best hotel you’ve ever spent the night in? Hotel Saint Cecilia in Austin, TX
The flower you adore most? Boronia, a tiny flower with the most magnificent fragrance
Where do you head for decorative accessories? Flea markets and estate sales
Who makes the best bedding? Erica Tanov, of course!
Who do you love for furniture? If I had a limitless budget, I would love some pieces from BDDW.
The best shop you’ve discovered while traveling? Minä Perhonen in Tokyo
A local shop doing everything right? Flowerland in Albany, CA