This loft-style space is industrial by nature, vintage by design, and a love letter in apartment form.
TV personality Alton Brown and designer Elizabeth Ingram share this three-bedroom place in Marietta, Georgia. Its exposed brick walls and metal pipes mesh beautifully with antique furniture and brass accents. However, Brown and Ingram tell Architectural Digest that its significance goes way beyond just design.
It wasn't always their space. The relationship began as one between a client and designer, when Brown needed Ingram's services to help renovate and decorate the Georgia apartment that he purchased before seeing it in person.
After getting in touch with Ingram about the loft refresh, their romance slowly blossomed over the seven-month renovation. Brown let Ingram take the reins on the design project while also collaborating harmoniously with her, which only strengthened their fast-growing bond.
"Elizabeth is a very good listener, and she learned a lot about me," Brown told AD. "She brings her sensibility—whether it's a restaurant or a residence—and she really tries to make it about the person occupying that space. Her taste was never really mentioned. It's more about her trying to align it with what my taste is."
And Ingram confirmed this same notion. "If it's their house, they need it to be their house," Ingram said. "It doesn't need to be another Elizabeth Ingram house."
But ironically enough, it is now indeed Ingram's apartment, too. And with the couple engaged as of this past April, they will soon undergo a different type of remodeling—one that's called marriage.
See more over on Architectural Digest.