Bamo's office in Providence, Rhode Island

Bamo opens East Coast office in Rhode Island

San Francisco-based interior design studio Bamo has opened a new office in Providence, Rhode Island to capitalise on strategic opportunities in the Northeast region of the United States, service their clients along the East Coast – from Boston and New York City to Miami – and be closer to Europe.

“We’re aligning with new opportunities in the Northeast,” says Bamo co-founder and Principal Michael Booth, who will return to his hometown to take charge of the new office. “We have wanted to expand to the East Coast for a while, but we’ve been waiting for the right moment. We’re already pursuing new projects and strategic partnerships, and Providence will serve as an extension of our San Francisco studio. It’s the best of both worlds, well, coasts.”

The studio has already established traction along the East Coast with the St. Regis Residences, Boston (opening in the Seaport neighbourhood in 2022). In Providence, Bamo completed interiors for the new Clementine Cocktail Bar (owned by Rhode Island Congressman David N. Cicilline) and renovations to Michael’s personal residence. Lastly, the firm is designing the residential interiors for the new Waldorf Astoria Residences Miami, which broke ground in October 2022, as well as a private residence on Manhattan’s Upper West Side for a current client.

In opening the new office, Bamo has signed a multi-year commitment for space in the historic Wayland Building – named after Francis Wayland, the Baptist pastor and former president of Brown University. Erected in 1874 by architect Charles P. Hartshorn, the building is rich with architectural and cultural history and is considered an example of “High Victorian Italianate brick structure” according to the Rhode Island Historic Preservation and Heritage Commission.

Located near the heart of Providence’s historic Central Business District, the Wayland Building is considered one of Providence’s most prominent addresses. Bamo’s office will also offer views of Providence’s Riverwalk and Downtown skyline as well as proximity to the campuses of Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design, and Johnson & Wales.

Photography: © Read McKendree