Violet Marsh Interiors stunningly melds academia and punk rock through abundant textures, moody tones and sleek metal finishes in this Midtown condo of industrial-chic dreams.
Lacourse brought in gorgeous wallpapers, such as the palm tree paper in the office, to add texture throughout the space.
“Working with this client was my favorite part of the whole project,” shares Tanya Lacourse of Violet Marsh Interiors about professor Jenna Jordan. “She’s amazing—kind, smart, stylish, realistic and decisive!” As an international affairs professor, published author and terrorism expert at Georgia Tech, it comes as no surprise that Jordan knows what she wants. When she purchased her Midtown condo eight years ago, she brought along her impressive record collection, original art and impeccable style—all honed in her former life as a clothing boutique owner in the Bay Area. However, in the first eight years she lived in the space, Jordan’s kitchens and bathrooms were original to the condo, which was built in 2002. Inadequate storage, a lack of natural light and outdated finishes pushed Jordan toward a full-scale renovation incorporating her design inspiration grounded in fashion, music, Japan, the ’70s and the West Coast.
Brass details throughout the condo, such as the Circa Lighting pendant in this corner nook, create a cohesive finish.
Jordan craved sophistication and functionality in the renovation overhaul, which included fully updating the kitchen and bathrooms in addition to new lighting, paint, drapery, wallpaper, furniture and rugs. “She wanted her home to be a reflection of her—a collection of colors and textiles that speak to and inspire her,” says Lacourse. To create a space that reflected Jordan’s rocker-chic style, Lacourse brought in moody finishes and tons of texture throughout the space. Custom cabinets with hardware by Matthew Quinn Collection in the kitchen, pantry and primary bathroom, and bespoke shelving in the living room, were curated to fit Jordan’s needs.
The living room boasts dimmable track lighting, a built-in bookshelf and gorgeous metallic wallpaper
The condo’s original build in 2002 included some industrial elements that were difficult to work around during the renovation. Concrete floors and ceilings as well as large support posts broke up the space. Lacourse simply incorporated the elements into her design, allowing them to round out the sleek finishes and become yet another texture in the space. “We didn’t necessarily overcome these things,” she shares. “We just added fabulousness all around so these elements aren’t the focal point.”
Quartzite counters by CIOT and pendant lights by Circa Lighting are only the start of the kitchen’s offerings; the custom bar area’s bespoke frame mirror hides the condo’s electrical box.
Lacourse layered textures throughout each space to create depth and sophistication. The kitchen boasts brass details on the range hood, quartzite counters and backsplash by CIOT, world-class appliances sourced through Howard Payne Company and pendant lights by Circa Lighting for a modern yet warm finish. “We reduced the height and leveled the kitchen island to connect the kitchen with the living room,” shares Lacourse. Indeed, the living room’s metallic wallpaper, built-in bookshelf and dimmable track lighting seamlessly meld with the kitchen for an open concept that still holds separate spaces. No detail was overlooked, as the custom bar area in the kitchen features a bespoke frame mirror to hide the condo’s electrical box. Lacourse’s favorite design aspect? The primary bathroom. “That tile in the shower and the counter stone with the waterfall edge is simply stunning,” she says of the shower’s geometric marble mosaic and the Sydney quartzite counters. “I love the crisp polished nickel waterworks fittings too.”
The client lovingly displays her stunning crystal collection to complete the home’s rocker-chic aesthetic
Between its ultra-livable spaces and refined aesthetic, Jordan’s condo truly reflects her personal style. All 2,000 square feet incorporate Jordan’s existing collection of decor while still feeling fresh and new. “We repurposed some of her furniture, such as reupholstering her slipper chairs for the reading nook and relocating her bed to the guest room,” shares Lacourse. The robust collection of wallpapers throughout the home—ranging from green palm tree paper in the office and a wallpaper mural in the primary bedroom—showcase all aspects of Jordan’s style. Finishing touches such as luxurious silk and velvet drapery in the living room and gorgeous crystals throughout the home tie together each nod to Jordan’s refined yet playful style, creating a space that is as beautiful as it is livable.
The primary bedroom’s large mirror takes advantage of the natural light flooding in through the room’s floor-to-ceiling window.
Violet Marsh Interiors
Bedroom and living room rug
Living room sectional sofa
Kitchen, living room, powder room and bathroom light fixtures
Kitchen and bathroom countertops
Matthew Quinn Collection
Renaissance Tile & Bath
Primary shower tile
Hpward Payne Company