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.
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.
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
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.