it’s been awhile since we posted the mini-trend about letters and numbers, but the greenpoint, brooklyn home of illustrator alex eben meyer and his girlfriend anna, has reignited my love of type in the home. i’m also loving their use of color – specifically red and yellow – that is coordinated and cohesive, while not being too matchy-matchy. alex’s peek continues after the jump below, so click here for the full peek or just click “read more” below. click here for the full-sized set, and here for all our wonderful sneak peeks. stay tuned because there are two more to come!!! [thanks, alex!] -anne
[above: Our living room. We like to keep things pretty simple, but use lots of bright colors. Alex did the prints in college, while studying abroad in Chile. The shapes are based on bus doors in Santiago. Anna made the pillows and the ripple blanket. The lamp is from our favorite antique store in Anna’s hometown of Lubbock, TX. ]
This is our living room. We live on the top floor, so we get a lot of natural light. The Marimekko tree print covers a big ugly air conditioner.
The camera print is by Rod Hunting, we got it from the Coudal Partners Swap Meat.
We like that our living and dining areas are one open space. Our apartment is a railroad, so the lack of walls between rooms allows the middle of the apartment to get natural light. Anna works in publishing, so we lined one wall of our dining area with bookshelves to hold all of our many books.
CLICK HERE for more photos of alex’s home, after the jump below…
Looking from our living room into the kitchen. We got the traditional leather club chair to balance the rest of the more modern furniture. The cabinet is a craigslist find. We like monkey-themed things so we framed sock monkey photos from the book Sock Monkeys: 200 out of 1,863 by Arne Svenson and Ron Warren.
This is Anna’s workspace, with her sewing machine and computer. Alex has a studio for his illustration nearby in Greenpoint.
We’re not sure what the little case was originally meant to hold, but Anna uses it to store jewelry. The cat picture and the type tray were flea market finds.
We bought the print from Jason Munn/The Small Stakes at SXSW a few years ago. The chair is vintage Saarinen from Two Jakes in Williamsburg. . . Alex made the screen print of the car and a friend of ours made the frame out of steel cables, bolts, and washers.