Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.

Saved! Access Favorites in your account profile. Removed from my favorites

Meet The Creative Couple With D.C.'s Coolest Live/Work Space

  1. Begin
    1109DC_MyStyle_OPENER

    155

    SHARES

    comments
    See All Slides

    We've been fans of the doubly creative duo of Virginia Arrisueño and Kelly Towles since we first donned one of her ultra-cozy knit scarves and spied one of his signature creepy-cool paintings. Arrisueño, a fiber artist by training, launched her knitwear company, De*Nada Designs, in 2005, and has since been designing lush braided scarves, oh-so-dramatic cowl collars and super-soft arm warmers. Towles has been a fixture on the city's underground art scene for years, creating incredible large-scale works that manage to incorporate both wild graffiti and delicate, anime-inspired character studies.

    We caught up with the couple in their new home, a wickedly cool warehouse loft inside one of Washington's most well-known artist enclaves. Also present? Their two adorable rescued dogs and their soon-to-be-born son (we even got to feel him kick!) Inside their space, we fell in love with the mixture of first-rate salvaged furnishings, that-can't-be-IKEA basics, his tremendous array of paints, her inspiring patterns, and a whole lot of creative energy. Read on to get your own dose of serious space envy.


    Photographed by Abby Greenawalt

    Photographed by

    Begin Slideshow

MORE SLIDESHOWS

Shopping

Art Deco-Inspired Jewels To Love Forever

Art Deco jewelry is unlike anything that came before it in history — loud, geometric, and forward. "A heady, celebratory air flowed through Europe and America after the end of the first World War," explains Doyle & Doyle founder Elizabeth Doyle. "Artists [of all kinds] strove to create a new vocabulary of design, read

Shopping

17 Under-$100 Everyday Pieces From Aritzia

We practically peruse Aritzia’s site every day — we can’t get enough of the cool and easy pieces, each just waiting to become wardrobe staples. While the store's price points certainly have some range, there are a ton of affordable finds that are worth a thorough look-see, too. To save you time scrolling read