Jason Santa Maria and Megan Born live in Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill neighborhood. Jason is a graphic designer, author and teacher. He co-founded A Book Apart, a publishing company that specializes in brief books for people who make websites, and also teaches in the Interaction Design graduate program at the School of Visual Arts. Meanwhile, Megan is a landscape and architectural designer at James Corner Field Operations, where she’s worked on projects like the High Line and Seattle’s Central Waterfront. Now that we’ve established this couple’s creative power, let’s take a look inside the home where they’ve lived for three years. Rather than maintaining one overarching style, the couple focuses on putting things together that reflect both their personalities and tastes: Jason’s love of color and Megan’s fondness for pieces with history. They’ve mixed family heirlooms with items hunted down at markets and online, but they’ve also had a lot of fun doing projects together. Some of their favorite items in the apartment are the things they’ve built, sewn or painted themselves. A big thanks to Jason and Megan! — Anne
Image above: Our bedroom is painted in Valspar Tibetan Mist and Benjamin Moore Coachman’s Cape. The print over the bed is by Rod Hunting. The curtains and shades are from Ikea, and the pendant lamp is from West Elm. The quilt is APC for Anthropologie, and the foot locker was found by Jason at Yesterday’s News, a vintage store in our neighborhood.
See more of Jason and Megan’s Brooklyn home after the jump . . .
Image above: Many things from Megan’s home state of Minnesota: Blu Dot desk, Faribault Woolen Mills blanket and an antique ice box from her great-grandparents’ cabin. The print above the desk is from the 1972 Munich Olympic Games and was a housewarming present from Jason to Megan.
Image above: The living room is also painted in Valspar Tibetan Mist. Prints include one from the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, Great Gatsby Business Cards by The Heads of State and a map of famous rivers and mountains found on Etsy. Jason sewed the pillows with fabric found at Mood. The rug is another Etsy find.
Image above: The coffee table was a wedding gift to Megan’s parents from her paternal grandfather. The tiles were each painted by a family member at their engagement party, and he built the table thereafter.
Image above: Jason found the bus roll sign last summer at Brimfield; we divided it in two, and it luckily fit perfectly on this wall! The floor lamp is from Jonathan Adler, and the chair was a gift from Megan’s parents. The pillow is by Tuesday Bassen for Brooklyn Beta, a web conference Jason attended.
Image above: The kitchen is painted Benjamin Moore Lightning White and Hawthorne Yellow. The kitchen table is from Pennsylvania Dutch Country by way of eBay, and the chairs were picked up at the Brooklyn Flea.