When celebrity chef Alton Brown purchased a light-drenched corner apartment in Marietta, Georgia, he admits he had no idea what the interior looked like. "I closed within ten days and I was like, 'Oh my God, I may have made a really bad decision here,'" the creator and host of Food Network's Good Eats told Architectural Digest. As it turns out, the decision to buy the loft changed his life: It marked the start of a seven-month renovation with interior designer Elizabeth Ingram, who is now his fiancé.
"We benefitted from Pinterest, text, and getting to know each other that way," Ingram said of their courtship. After a while, Brown said it became clear they might have something more than a work relationship. "She dropped a lot of lines from obscure movies that I love, like one from Blade Runner one day," he says.
The home they created together is a reminder of their unexpected meeting and the way their relationship blossomed. A striking, expansive space, the three-bedroom apartment is a lesson in industrial decor done right. Take a look inside below and head to Architectural Digest for the full tour.