Apartment tour: 1BR in Williamsburg

Interior designer Chad McPhail and boyfriend Ed Droste (of the band Grizzly Bear) merge retro with tropical in their masculine-chic Brooklyn abode.

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  • McPhail and Droste have lived with their rescue mutt, Beast, in this sunny,...

  • "I ordered the tiles from Casbah Dcor (casbahdecor.com) and installed them...

  • "I ordered the tiles from Casbah Dcor (casbahdecor.com) and installed them...

  • The traffic-stopping teakettle is "kind of a fancy one," says McPhail. "It's...

  • Lovin' that hue? It's Prussian Blue by Ralph Lauren Home. Says McPhail, "Ralph...

  • "We have this little garden roof area," says McPhail. "I can look at the plants...

  • "We keep plants everywhere, even in the bathroom," says McPhail of his green...

  • The coat rack is a reproduction of one made by Charles and Ray Eames

  • "The Pacman table was a birthday gift from [Ed]," says McPhail. "He got it on...

  • The coupled converted this old shoe rack, purchased at the Hell's Kitchen Flea...

  • "This is a Paul McCobb chair from the '50s," says McPhail. "It needs to be...

  • The pillows are from Tail of the Yak in Berkeley, California, and McPhail's...

  • The lantern is a licensed reproduction of an Isamu Noguchi lamp from the...

  • The rug-blanket at the foot of the bed is from Argentina, and the art is by...

  • The bedside tables are Charles Eames from Soho's now-shuttered Modernica. "I...

  • Ed's great uncle Charles Pickhardt made both the rug and mountain lion drawing

  • "We have no storage," says McPhail of the couple's closet situation. "We took...

  • McPhail, right at home

McPhail and Droste have lived with their rescue mutt, Beast, in this sunny,...

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The Brooklyn Kitchen (100 Frost St between Leonard St and Manhattan Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-389-2982, thebrooklynkitchen.com)
"The people who run it are unpretentious, helpful and friendly. Plus, they sell great products and are located close to my home," says McPhail.

Cosmo Modern (314 Wythe Ave between South 1st and Grand Sts, Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-302-4662, cosmomodern.com)
"They sell antiques and vintage at fair prices."

John Derian (6 E 2nd St between Second Ave and Bowery; 212-677-3917, johnderian.com)
"His stuff isn't cheap, but it's a good source for small decorator things that help pull the room together."

Smith + Noble (smithandnoble.com)
"This is an online site that's great for window treatments. They tell you how to measure, and it's not too expensive."

Sprout Home (44 Grand St between Kent and Wythe Aves, Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-388-4440, sprouthome.com)
"They have rare, weird, cool things."

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