Since meeting five years ago, partners Faun Chapin and Meg Paradise have done some pretty incredible things together. As a pair, they’ve raised a piglet, gone on enough antique shopping sprees to last a lifetime (if that’s possible) and, as of six months ago, have even gone into business together. This latest venture, Guts & Glory, is “a design studio that specializes in building well-crafted brands rooted in big ideas.”
A go-to studio for everything from logos to website design, Guts & Glory is conveniently located inside the couple’s new home in Oakland, CA. “Our friends describe our space as the Brooklyn loft that you always dreamed of but could never afford,” the ex-New Yorkers tell us. Twenty years worth of vintage finds and eclectic furniture decorate their gorgeous live/work space, and two skylights consistently splash the loft with radiant sunbeams.
Oftentimes, that sunlight finds itself dancing across the red hair of these two bibliophiles as they sit at their vintage table, their noses in books pulled from their extensive at-home library. The home for their book collection — a custom, built-in cabinet — required a full week of construction to get right, but the results are truly stunning. On its many shelves, amidst secondhand finds, sit tombs on design, a few personal favorites, and all means of inspiration for Guts & Glory’s work. Click through to glimpse where this happy couple rests their heads and burns the midnight oil. Enjoy! —Garrett