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Home Tour With Fashion Photographer Elisabeth Eden

Eilsabeth Eden Home

Elisabeth Eden, also known as Bethy Iepson, is a fashion photographer, world traveler, wife and mother. Originally from Moorhead, Minnesota, Iepson now lives and runs her successful business, Elisabeth Eden Photography, right here in Fargo. We’ll take you on a tour of her home of seven years and tell you about the changes in store for the Iepson family.

Photography by Paul Flessland

Elisabeth Eden, also known as Bethy Iepson, is a fashion photographer, world traveler, wife and mother. Originally from Moorhead, Minnesota, Iepson now lives and runs her successful business, Elisabeth Eden Photography, right here in Fargo. We’ll take you on a tour of her home of seven years and tell you about the changes in store for the Iepson family.

 

Purchasing a Home of Her Own

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Iepson bought the home for herself in the fall of 2010. “I actually bought it when I was single. Brett and I got married in 2012, so for those first couple years, a lot of the major projects weren’t finished yet,” Iepson said.

Developing a Family (and a Home)

Along with their small boys, Clark (2 1/2) and Miles (8 months), Bethy and Brett Iepson have made this home their own.

“The house was needing a lot of cosmetic work when I bought it,” said the worldly photographer.

 

Eilsabeth Eden Home

For example, the hardwood floors in their living room were so damaged that Iepson decided to paint stripes over them. More recent updates included removing popcorn ceilings, which were a later addition to the home, and painting a dark accent wall in the living room.

Feeling Nostalgic

Iepson grew up in a 1912 farmhouse in South Moorhead. Coincidentally, this house was built in the same year and shares features similar to those in her childhood home, including wood trim and a grand, wooden staircase. “It just reminded me so much of the home I grew up in, I fell in love with it right away. I wanted to live in it,” Iespon said.

Eilsabeth Eden Home

 

Clark, the elder of the two Iepson children, traveled down the staircase.

The wood trim and staircase aren’t the only remnants of the past in the Iepsons’ home. Several pieces of vintage furniture were left behind by the previous owner, including a dresser and a retro television.

Eilsabeth Eden Home

Eilsabeth Eden Home

These posters represent all of the destinations that the Iepsons have visited so far, save for one. The Iepsons plan to visit Chicago in the near future.

Eilsabeth Eden Home

The dining room features a table that was handmade by Brett Iepson.

From Eyesore To Eye-Catching

The kitchen underwent one of the biggest transformations out of all of the rooms in the home. When Iepson first moved in, the kitchen boasted a yellow refrigerator, mustard countertops, brown cabinets and a rust-colored, linoleum floor.

Eilsabeth Eden Home

Eilsabeth Eden Home

The refrigerator features a magnetic spice rack, which is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Eilsabeth Eden Home

Eilsabeth Eden Home

The Iepsons have also created an open shelving unit in their kitchen space.

Now, these former eyesores are unrecognizable. The Iepsons have beautified their kitchen by painting the cabinets white, resurfacing the wood floors and giving their countertops a faux copper finish.

Iepsons On The Move

Although they have absolutely loved living here, the Iepsons will soon move to a more spacious home in South Fargo. One perk of this change is that their growing boys will no longer have to share a room, making nap time a dream for the whole family.

Eilsabeth Eden Home

The refrigerator features a magnetic spice rack, which is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

To keep up with the Iepsons on the move, you can follow Bethy on Instagram at @elisabeth.eden for lifestyle photos and more.

 

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