Midtown Atlanta condo is an artist’s oasis with gorgeous bird’s-eye view

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Midtown Atlanta condo is an artist’s oasis with gorgeous bird’s-eye view

Floor-to-ceiling windows flood Pippa and Ron Seichrist’s condo with light and cast a natural spotlight on their collection of art and handmade furniture.

“No curtains in our home,” said Pippa.

Instead, they enjoy unobstructed views of trees and the Atlanta skyline from their 12th floor unit in a luxury condo tower on Peachtree Street. Inside, the artwork and furniture reflects both professional and personal passions.

Pippa and Ron Seichrist, founders of the Miami Ad School at Portfolio Center, with their coonhound, George Cooney, purchased their Atlanta condo in 2017. Text by Anna Logan/ Photos byChristopher Oquendo

Ron and Pippa are founders of the Miami Ad School at Portfolio Center, which trains artists for careers in design and advertising. As such, student work fills their home.

Their art collection includes statues they purchased from legendary Georgia folk artist Howard Finster before he died, while other favorite pieces are wood tables and chairs that the couple handcrafted together.

“One of my favorite things about the space and the furnishings and elements in it is that each of them has a memory,” Pippa said.

Snapshot

Residents: Pippa and Ron Seichrist, and their coonhound, George Cooney. The Seichrists are the founders of the Miami Ad School at Portfolio Center.

Location: Atlanta’s The Brookwood

Size: 1,700 square feet, three bedrooms, three baths

Year built/bought: 2009/2017

Architectural style: Modern

Favorite architectural elements: Floor-to-ceiling windows. “When I walked into this unit, I had such the feeling of relaxation,” Pippa said.

Interior design style: Contemporary with eclectic furnishings

Favorite interior elements: Handcrafted wooden tables and chairs (using materials such as fallen cherry trees and honeysuckle tree), folk art collection, and creations by former students, including a red chair by Dave Whitling, who now serves as the creative director for The Bitter Southerner, an Atlanta-based multimedia web magazine.

Favorite outdoor feature: The balcony

Resources: Furniture and lamps from RH and Overstock, folk art from Main Street Gallery in Clayton

Decor tip: Furnish your home with items that give you inspiration. When you look at your home, you should be reminded of happy times, including trips. They’ve picked up pieces while visiting countries such as Mexico and Venezuela. “When my husband and I travel, we make a point to visit artists, art festivals and galleries and always pick something out together,” Pippa said.

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