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sneak peek: chad maltby of sandbox studio

by anne

when it comes to styling, sandbox studios knows where it’s at. the same is true for the home of senior director of interactive, chad maltby and his freelance-maven, girlfriend heather mcdonald. they’re about to say goodbye to their brooklyn place (a converted firehouse) to move to newburgh, ny, so we’re so pleased we can share their place with a proper sneak peek send off. click here for more images. [thanks heather and chad!] anne

[Above: Living room: The moose head was a gift from a friend. He bought it at The Frozen Fountain (an incredible design store) in Amsterdam. The curtains are from Ikea – nowhere else can you find curtains of this length for this price. We’ve had them in three apartments so far, and they also work as fantastic room dividers. The striped chair is from a wonderful little shop in our neighborhood called Fabrica. The rattan ottoman is Franco Albini – an ebay find. My mom had one that she turned upside down and used as my toy box, so I was happy to have it back in my life. The bright pink felt doily was something we picked up at Eden & Eden in San Francisco. (We have two and I move them around all the time.) The yellow and white chair I found on the street and refurbished with a coat of white lacquer. I found the ’60s yellow fabric at reprodepot.com and recovered the cushion.]

The paper assemblage was made by a friend as a housewarming gift. He is the owner of a gallery called Untitled in Sausalito, CA. The table we found on craigslist and Chad refinished it. The chairs were an ebay find.

I used cork tiles to create the bedroom collage of old photos and vintage postcards. It gets rearranged now and again, but I love being able to show so much in a contained area. And this way, we don’t have to decide on a permanent place for everything.

I did this painting for my best friend as a wedding gift, but we lived with it for a while above the bed until I was satisfied it was done…Our little dust mop.

The airplane painting is a very generous loan from a friend in LA. “Legs”, as we like to call the photo below, we found in a vintage mall outside of Portland.

We spend a lot of time in the kitchen.

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