When a new shop opens up on Sacramento Street I think everyone in the neighborhood gets giddy inside – I certainly love having new places to source for clients and myself. Anyon Atelier opened its doors in May. I was over the moon! Honestly, I walk past it almost every single night on my way to the gym – I shop and look in the window. It’s almost as though it’s a little treasure box all lit up with beautiful vintage finds, one-of-a-kind artwork, pillows (by Rebecca Atwood – my fave!), and small treasures you can pick up for a hostess gift. It’s quite refreshing to have a new space to get inspired by on the street.
The owner and designer behind the atelier is Lindsay Brier. Lindsay’s interest in the decorative arts began as a young child in her mother’s antique shop in Russian Hill, which is quite similar to me and it totally shows when you walk into her space. You are greeted with the kindest staff that is ready and waiting to tell you the stories behind each vintage piece or artwork. This is something I love in a shop – knowing the stories behind pieces makes them even more special, especially when you get them home. I wanted to share a few details about the pieces I’m featuring in these next set of images I took during my visit.
In the first photo, the pair of vintage tall mid-century white urns could go into any home – I love their shape. The artwork, The Lone Tree is by Robert Christian Malmberg. The artist uses a custom-made Collodion camera and classic glass plate printing techniques, blending old world technology with contemporary subject matter to create a sense of isolation and timelessness. It’s stunning in person.
This tray in the second photo was one of the first pieces that caught my eye. The artist, Brian Gennett, creates bespoke trays by scavenging vintage and antique books, laser cutting the leather into distinctive patterns and re-layering the pieces back together before gilding them. Amazing, right? Each piece is distinctive and unique, crafted with carefully chosen colors and textures, and a beautiful sense of history. It’s on my wish list!
Coral inspired plaster mirror reflecting other treasures in the store including a barnacle vase and large scale rock crystal lamp and ballerina prints by Stefano Fantini from Siena, Italy.
This photograph by Lisa Levine – I love the bright pop of color. This piece was inspired by her childhood in the Bronx and the luxury of having a pool, Lisa Levine now resides in the Bay Area and creates playful, graphic photo collages of families enjoying the brilliant water. Sitting below is a reclaimed Wood Console holding custom pillows. Most of the pillows are designed in house, designers choose their favorite textiles for a cozy, chic, eye-catching accessory.
Last, but not least, they carry Rebecca Atwood pillows – a personal favorite. It’s special seeing a friends work in a Sacramento Street shop and they are flying off the shelves.
SF friends, if you’re looking for a new home decor shop to get inspired by or to pick up a few treasures to add to your home, I highly suggest popping into Anyon Atelier. Everything is stunning. I can promise you’ll be leaving wanting to buy way more than when you walked in! Happy shopping!
Photos by Caitlin Flemming