Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

Design Shopping – Brick and Mortar Stores


Posted by Becky | View all posts by Becky
4 Comments » | Published in Hollywood Regency, modern inspiration, Real Rooms, Stores  |  4 Comments

1stdibs-horse-lamppreview.jpgI rarely venture over to Buckhead. The traffic sucks. Usually Jeffrey (formerly Bob Ellis, by FAR the best shoe and accessory boutique in the country) and the Neiman Marcus Last Call sale (starts today! 65% off) are the only reason I will sit in the horrible traffic of Piedmont, Lenox, and or Peachtree. However, a quest for a nickel lamp from Circa Lighting (that store rocks!) sent me sailing right past Pieces, the store I’ve been hearing so much about for years. The first time was in Cottage Living (green bungalow bedroom below). It was everything I thought it would be and more.

boren_bedroom_v.jpgThe owner, Lee Kleinhelter, has exquisite taste – everything in the store was perfection, from Hollywood Regency light fixtures to vintage bamboo sofas painted bright yellow, from fabulous custom driftwood mirrors to Hable Construction fabrics showcased in the best way possible. Do you pay for Lee’s amazing eye? Big time! But if you are not a thrifter or a do-it-yourselfer-fixer-of-furniture-upper, Lee has it all figured out for you. I saw dashes of Kelly Wearstler, Jonathan Adler, Dorothy Draper, Billy Baldwin and David Hicks all rolled into Lee’s unique style. There are also great affordable gifts, including preppy dog collars, Adler and Hable Construction accessories and a nicely edited selection of design books. If you are ever in Atlanta, Pieces is worth braving the Buckhead traffic. Plus it’s in very close proximity to Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, ShopSCAD, DWR, Circa Lighting, and a slew of other great design shopping.

Most recent glossy spotting of Lee’s work, as seen in Cottage Living Nov. 2007:


horse lamp available at (click on photo for purchasing information)

second photo by Timothy Street-Porter for Cottage Living

third photo by Robbie Caponetto for Cottage Living

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Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the Editorial Director here on Hatch, you can find me talking design over at Houzz. Make me happy — leave a comment!

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Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the Editorial Director here on Hatch, you can find me talking design over at Houzz. Make me happy — leave a comment!



  1. The Peak of Chic says:

    January 17th, 2008 at 9:31 am (#)

    So glad you like Pieces, because I too think it’s a great shop. Lee is nice AND has a great eye- what a nice combo!
    (Oh, and must agree about Jeffrey- a wonderful way to get into trouble!).

  2. Becky says:

    January 17th, 2008 at 10:57 am (#)

    Hi Peak! I LOVE your blog – talk about temptation! I drool over EVERYTHING in there! I actually hit Bob Ellis yesterday for the sale. Luckily for my wallet, a woman who has the same size foot as I do came in and bought 40 PAIRS of sale shoes right before I arrived!

    I loved Pieces, and the other thing I forgot to add in my post is that it was VERY friendly in there – not intimidating or snobby IN THE LEAST. Sometimes in shops that pricey people are not so friendly. Not true at all with Pieces!

    Thanks so much for writing in!

  3. Lee Kleinhelter says:

    January 17th, 2008 at 12:57 pm (#)

    Thank you for stopping in the store! Appreciate your thoughtful comments! It makes it all worth while!

    Please stop in next time your venture to the area. We’d love to see you!

    Have a good day.

  4. Pink Wallpaper says:

    January 17th, 2008 at 5:22 pm (#)

    i love you blog! i was googling “lee” and your site came up. i think she is so nice and she randomly emailed me today after looking at my blog which i thought was so thoughtful. i am driving down in 2 wks to check out her wonderful store.

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