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Art defines this New Albany home in almost every room with modern paintings, brutalist sculptures and unique finds from the couple’s travels.
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A project awaited Ben and Kimberly Aschenbrenner when they bought their Greek revival home around three years ago.

“We kept saying, ‘it’s a blank slate,” Kimberly said about the 1860s home that originally housed a doctor’s office. 

The couple bought the home during a renovation but have since made it their own. They’ve ripped out the kitchen for a more contemporary look and painted and decorated its two stories with everything from thrifty and online finds to Kimberly’s own artwork, bringing cohesion to their eclectic style. 

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The pairings in this home include a Zebra print sofa across from a blue velvet one in the parlor, as well as a glass ribbon lucite chandelier in the foyer found on eBay and wooden bookshelves in the library that belonged to Ben’s dad.

Wallpaper with a black background and floral print covers the walls of the formal dining room that combines plush pink velvet chairs with a glass-topped table for a touch of elegance.

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In the family room, a jungle-themed mural found on Etsy pairs with an animal print rug Kimberly bought off Craigslist, plus a leather sofa, a wooden love seat and a velvet yellow chair.