The living room and dining room flow effortlessly into one another and feature deep blues and Georgia clay reds inspired by Providence Canyon. Photographed by Gieves Anderson
This new Midtown model unit in 40 West 12th is inspired by the natural wonders of our city and accented with art from our community’s local makers.
When New York-based architecture and interior design firm Fogarty Finger began its expansion into Atlanta, they were immediately tasked with a project that couldn’t be more perfect for a company entering into a new market—the opportunity to design a four-bedroom model home in brand-new luxury residences 40 West 12th. Located in Midtown, the high-rise has previously been compared to the swanky residences of the Big Apple, bringing a modern and sleek design to our growing Southern city and a familiar aesthetic for the firm.
Cooper Ware of Wareco with the O Branch V curved fixture by REDUXR, sourced from his showroom. Photographed by Gieves Anderson
Artist David Kidd’s painting is featured in the living room. His recent works are an evolving series of images inspired by botanical and natural forms in acrylic on birch panels. Photographed by Gieves Anderson
Director of the interiors studio at Fogarty Finger and head of the firm’s Atlanta office Candace Rimes was excited to flex her interiors muscle and bring her newly budding team up to speed on everything that makes this city and location special. “I used [this project] as an opportunity to get to know the Atlanta artist and makers community,” says Rimes. “When I moved to Atlanta, I was overwhelmed by the beauty and lushness of the canopy. It was so diferent than the concrete jungle that is NYC. Artist David Kidd’s painting is featured in the living room. His recent works are an evolving series of images inspired by botanical and natural forms in acrylic on birch panels. Opposite page: Cooper Ware of Wareco with the O Branch V curved fixture by REDUXR, sourced from his showroom. Right off the bat, I knew that we really wanted and needed to tell that story within the condo.”
Artist Shannon Coppage’s work hangs above the guest bedroom and complements the deep forest green of the carpet. Photographed by Gieves Anderson
Vincent N. Knight, an academic senior studying English and sociology at Georgia State University, is pictured here with his interesting photography. Photographed by Gieves Anderson
Historically, Fogarty Finger works in the commercial sphere and multifamily interiors, so getting to focus all their energy on this one 5,000-square-foot residential space was exciting and promising. The first thing they did was create the color palette, which they presented to the presiding real estate firm, Engel & Völkers, and the developer of the property, Selig. “The colors were inspired by Georgia’s natural wonders that surround the city, locations that we might go for a hike or day trip,” says Rimes. “We aimed to pull in those deep blues, rust reds, greens and natural wood tones from places like Providence Canyon, Tallulah Gorge, Okefenokee Trail, Brasstown Bald, etc.” While working with these natural colors, Rimes and her team discovered a slew of local artists also fascinated with Georgia’s natural surroundings, using them as a source to inform their works. “We really wanted to push ourselves to reach out to as many artists as possible. To me, the most important thing about being a designer is getting the opportunity to support locals and community wherever we can,” says Rimes. “What’s awesome about this, too, is that now, in our commercial and hospitality interiors projects, we’re continuing to work with them. On a larger scale, we’ve created a real relationship with the makers.”
Coppage, known for abstract paintings on raw linen, alongside her work. Photographed by Gieves Anderson
Vincent N. Knight’s photography, featured here in the den, depicts iconic Atlanta landmarks where nature and civilization intersect. Photographed by Gieves Anderson
Artist Lindsey J. Porter’s piece hangs in the spacious guest bathroom. Her current series is a collection of works on paper titled Botanicals and Geometrics, in which Porter’s loosely represented subjects are inspired by the organic variety of nature and painted solely from her memory and imagination. Photographed by Gieves Anderson
The unit, which debuted in March, serves as inspiration for potential buyers and engages them with all the things that make Atlanta special. “ is project is really the gift that keeps on giving,” says Rimes. “I get at least one email a week with a request to connect someone who toured the space with an artist whose work is displayed.” Fogarty Finger’s inspired interior design complements the existing interior architecture by Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio with its 12-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook Atlanta’s skyline and tree canopy.
Overall, the residence evokes the spirit of Atlanta in more ways than one: through handcrafted furnishings, art and objects created by those who live in and love this city
Here, artist Zuzka aclavik is pictured with her piece, comprised of a clean, hard-edged paint technique that makes her pieces appear as if they are actually collaged paper on a flat white background. Photographed by Gieves Anderson
Fogarty Finger, Fogarty
Engel & Völkersevatlanta.com
Selig Enterprisesrockefellergroup.com; seligenterprises.com
Vincent N. Knight
Lindsey J. Porter
Steven L. Anderson