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sneak peek: max wanger

by anne


photographer max wanger, and his lovely fiancee, margaux (who works for giant robot magazine and shoots with max on the weekends) searched for over a year before they found their bright & colorful 1940s art deco apartment in west hollywood. now, after 5 very busy months of work and travel, it’s finally starting to come together and feel like home. with a wedding of their own coming up in may, and numerous work trips already planned, taking full advantage of home sweet home is now more important than ever. don’t miss the full post below (including the sweet story of how max proposed to margaux), tons of additional images here, and more of max’s work here, and on his blog here. {thanks max and margaux!}anne

[above: the paper wall hangings behind our bed are tord boontje’s “until dawn.” we got them from the moma store in nyc and decided to tack them up behind our bed to add a little more whimsy and charm to the room. my brother and his wife have an amazing place in brooklyn and have these covering one of the walls in my niece’s playroom. they inspired us to do something similar.]


our living room is still a work in progress. the collage behind our couch is a growing collection of art. the couch is from room service and the coffee table is from ikea.


one of our favorite things about our living room is how bright it is. the grey chair is a replication of some famous designer’s work, i wish i knew who. we picked it up from a really nice couple off of craigslist a few years ago. the trumpet print was made by a family friend, rod dyer, who is a pretty amazing graphic designer and restauranteur. the credenza was left behind by the girl who lived in the apartment before us — and it’s lined with old family photos and various goodies that we’ve collected along the way. the stool was a flea market find.


the cow print is by our friend (and extremely talented photographer), sharon montrose. we’re kind of obsessed with her work. the fiberglass chair is from modernica. the poufs are from urban outfitters. the danish mid-century credenza was found on craigslist. the pebble rug (from west elm) not only brightens up the room, but also provides a pretty great foot massage.


we love the black & white floor tiles in our kitchen. we ordered the blanca gomez prints over a year ago and finally had them framed to display on the wall. we love her work, it makes us happy. the wood cart was a great addition from ikea.

CLICK HERE for 12 more images of Max’s home after the jump!


this is our makeshift dining room/margaux’s office. we had the noguchi lantern installed when we moved in. the mid-century table and chairs were a craigslist find and we had the chairs reupholstered with a teal vintage tweed fabric. the bikes are made by a company called “linus” in venice. they’re perfect for leisurely rides around the neighborhood and trips to the farmer’s market on sunday.


this is the office. a bit cramped right now (somehow we’ve already outgrown our new place!), but it gets the job done. the couch is a hand me down from modernica, the pillow is by one of our favorite artist’s (david choe) and the circle rug is from anthropologie. the “max” frame in the corner is actually a max roach album cover. i had seen it in a magazine a long time ago and had to have it. after months of searching, my godparents actually surprised me with it for my birthday. oh, and the much needed organizational racks are from the container store. not the prettiest, but absolutely necessary!


the red bookcase is from ikea. it’s filled with photography books, magazines, old cameras and a few of my favorite vinyl figures. 8 is one of my lucky numbers — i picked this one up from threepotatofour.


this is desk number 2 in the office. it was hard to find a desk big enough to hold the computer and a lamp, but small enough to fit in this room. there’s an old antique store around the corner from us and i spontaneously stopped in one day and found it. the wood art piece with the basketball players is one of my favorite things — i bought it from a guy in new york who was selling his work on the street. it’s pretty rad up close. my dad (an artist in his younger days) made the prints that are sitting on top of it.


another sharon montrose print in the corner. the type drawer filled with knick-knacks is from ebay. i collect vinyl figures and toys and they’re scattered all over the office.


part of the boards behind my desk. just a collection of stuff over time — including old polaroids, postcards, inspirational photos and a few of my favorite bearbricks perched on top.


our place is pretty old — and that’s part of what we love about it. it has charm and imperfections. this is a look into our bathroom…


the first thing you see when you walk in the door. our little friends are from anthropologie.


a print of mine that we haven’t figured out what to do with yet. sometimes leaning things against a wall can be the perfect solution.


this is margaux’s little jewelry corner. full of jars and bowls and odds and ends that she has collected over the years. the “marry me” print was something i gave to margaux when i proposed last year in hawaii. i made her a book of wishes for 2009 — individual wishes printed on pieces of paper — for example, one of the wishes was for a new home, one of the wishes was for a trip to japan, one of the wishes was simply for happiness. the very last wish was for an original david choe art piece (one of our favorite artists). she turned the page and that’s when she saw the “marry me” — which i had asked david choe to draw at a store signing he did in LA a few months before. when she saw the “marry me,” i got down on one knee.


muji’s new york in a bag. paris is on another window sill. and tokyo is up on my type drawer. i’m always surrounded by my 3 favorite cities in the world.


this heart piece was a valentine’s day gift to margaux — it’s by sarah and bendrix and was found on etsy . i discovered it on a blog.

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