Studio Services & Expertise
- Interior design & architecture
- Boutique hospitality & lifestyle
- Design build & project management
- Interior styling & art buying
- Product design (Textiles, Furnishings, Lifestyle)
Uma Stewart Interiors & Lifestyle (USIL) is a boutique design studio based in the greater New York region. Led by designer Uma Stewart, the studio’s style is eclectic, edgy, and always elegant. Uma blends old and new, East and West, current and classic, with skillful ease.
"Composition" is the defining element of USIL's approach to design. Each creative project is carefully composed, with an artful selection of materials, elements, and objects. The relation of all the elements, large and small, is Uma’s central focus in the design process.
USIL has been handling large scale interior projects since 2007. The studio also designs textiles and custom furniture. In 2019 Uma will release a line of home fragrances, expanding her lifestyle focus.
Often described as authentic and honest, Uma carries that sensibility to each project and seeks to create spaces as unique as the environments around them and the individuals living in them. Uma adopts a worldly point of view and consistently turns to new currents in American design, classic English interiors, and her parents' birthplace of India for inspiration.
Luxe Magazine named Uma one of the design industry's "Game Changers" in 2018. Redbook magazine defined Uma as a designer who can "design a home you'll love forever." Her work is both timeless and current, and it is this quality Uma's clients love best about the spaces she creates for them.
Before launching her design business, Uma worked as an acquisitions editor in book publishing and as a photo editor for a women’s fashion magazine. She studied design at Parsons and NYU, and has done Ph.D. work in communications and culture at the University of Illinois. Her broad intellectual background continues to inform her design work.