Design & Home

Look Inside My Home: A Moody, Modern Town House in Palisades

Look Inside My Home: A Moody, Modern Town House in Palisades

Nestled in a neatly landscaped community in Palisades, Aileen and Harry’s town house blends clean design elements with moody walls to create a relaxing fusion of mid-modern city living. They love their Palisades neighborhood mainly for its super-easy commute: Aileen works as a technology consultant in Virginia and Harry works in downtown DC. Plus, they have a 10-month-old daughter, and the family-friendly neighborhood has a few playgrounds nearby, not to mention the Palisades Neighborhood Library, which is set to reopen in late 2017 after undergoing renovations.  Take a look inside their cozy-chic home, which is exactly where we’d like to curl up with a book and mug of tea on a crisp fall day.

Who lives there: Aileen, Harry, their 10-month old daughter, and Stark, an Alaskan Klee Kai.
Neighborhood: Palisades.
Approximate sq ft: 2,000
# beds: 3
# baths: 3.5
How long they’ve lived there: 3 years.
Fave piece of furniture: Eames arm chair.
Fave home interior store: Room & Board.
Fave DIY: The unique corner headboard in the guest bedroom. “I wanted to place the guest bed in the corner of the room and thought it’d be cool to have a 2-sided headboard.  We bought two pieces of plywood from Home Depot and placed 2-inch, high-density foam from Amazon on top, then just staple-gunned the foam in place with some batting over the plywood. At first we were looking for fabric at Jo-Ann’s, but we found some really cool window curtain panels from Target and they worked great!”
Splurge: George Nelson bedside lamp.
Steal: Artwork throughout the house is mostly photos from travel.
Design advice: “Don’t be afraid to mix high and low!”

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Kim Olsen

Kim Olsen ([email protected]) is a freelance writer in Alexandria.