Built in the 1940s, this 900-square foot condo in Alexandria, Virginia is the home of Audra Wrisley and her husband.
The condo’s solid brick structure, historic iron casement windows, and eccentric, uneven door frames reflect its age. Nonetheless, the couple has been able to transform the condo into an attractive and charming home.
The home radiates their desired style – simple, clean spaces accentuated with pops of color, pattern, and personality. It is perfectly trimmed by a gorgeous gold accent color, which complements the space and gives it an incredibly cohesive, elegant touch devoid of pretension.
Shall we tour the home and explore the beauty within?
The custom teal-colored BEHR paint adds some bold pops of color to the living space. Your eye can’t miss the large gold-trimmed mirror. It complements the gold window and door frames around the home. Moreover, it reflects light coming through the windows, making the space feel larger.
The vibrant velvet pillows on the IKEA linen sofa are from World Market. The Urban Outfitters’ curtain tie backs enrich the couple’s chic, refined style.
The bookshelf is encased in an assortment of travel treasures. The standing shelves are refinished with paper from PaperSource but they are a Craigslist find. You can find the large print in Audra’s own online shop.
The kitchen is impressively wide open to the rest of the living area. The condominium features different sized and shaped door frames. These frames have been painted a luxe shade of gold for an elegant look.
The plumbing pipe light fixture is another eye-catching element. It hovers above a vintage bench from Good Wood.
The bold Honolulu Palm wallpaper on the kitchen ceiling reflects Audra’s unwavering love for greenery. The Martha Stewart’s Precious Metals Gold on the window and door frames add an elegant and refined yet fascinating aura to the home.
The simple cream-colored walls add a warm, inviting touch to the gold hues, greenery, and accents of color and pattern.
The bathroom features greys, creams, and gold tones, which give the space a calm aura. And the varying widths of door and window frames add a fun touch to the repeated gold accents. Your eye can’t miss the little teal and gold duck at the bathroom window. It is a vintage find.
The handmade Ivory Teacup Candle is one of the couple’s professional works.
The medicine cabinets below the gold and white shelves provide more space in the bathroom. It is worth noting that shelves were a fun DIY project.
The spare bedroom features an IKEA daybed, pillows by the couple’s friend, and more travel treasures. And there’s a small, stylish workspace featuring a bold pop of red and a generous supply of gold.
Away from the spare bedroom, down the hallway, an exposed brick wall, a wall art, and a vintage yellow chair catch your eye. They are actually in the couple’s bedroom.
Walking into the bedroom, you can’t fail to notice the bold, yet feminine, Lotus Light Fixture from World Market. Another remarkable feature in the bedroom is the serene vignette bedside.
The whitewashed exposed brick not only blends with the couple’s style but also provides an excellent focal point for the home. It also creates an awesome backdrop for their gallery wall.
The images on the gallery wall are from a trip to Indonesia and the wall frames are from Design Aglow. IKEA planters add a creative and personal feel while creating a green space above the headboard.
Tantalizing floral wallpaper from Graham & Brown surround the bold refinished dresser and the quirky doors.
The golden deer head on the bedroom door reminds the couple of their broke years in Barcelona as grad students. The bedside holds personal mementos and memories.
The sturdy brick and large casement windows add a fascinating character and appeal to the home. The outdoor space presents a wonderful place for entertaining during the warm seasons.
With such an IKEA patio furniture, you don’t have to worry about hosting lots of friends and family. The patterned rug is from World Market. And if the space is not enough, the dining table near the couple’s new herb garden will certainly come in handy.
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