Design Crush: Lee Kleinhelter

My mom was in Atlanta visiting one of my brothers and his fiancee and she kept sending me texts with pictures from inside my favorite store, Pieces (a.k.a. Mecca). I was practically seizing with jealousy, screaming to my husband- “Ohhhh! Look at those chairs! Awww, and there’s the sign!!!”– he literally had no idea what I was talking about or why I was so enthralled with this shop. Maybe because I have the biggest design crush ever on Lee Kleinhelter, the owner of the store. She is who I want to be when I grow up. I mean, she’s beautiful, blessed with an amazing eye, has a AMAZING shop to call her own (and fill with goodies) and an enchanting home to retreat to after work with her cute hubby and dog. Her look is very Jonathan Adler meets Kelly Wearstler meets Celerie Kemble. In other words, friggin’ awesome.

Some images from her store via decor8’s flickr page. Check out her interview with Lee here!

Her home, which was published in a 2006 issue of Cottage Living.

Here are some goodies available now from her shop via 1st Dibs:

(this mirorred console is very Carrie BRadshaw’s apartment renovation, no?

Would kill for these bedside tables. And the lamps above to put on them, actually.

This sofa would be PERFECTION in my office.

These vintage lucite salad servers would be an amazing hostess gift!

She even has preppy cute dog things (which I will TOTALLY carry in my store when I open it someday)

Oh, and as a cherry on top of Lee’s sundae, her wedding was featured in wedding planner Tara Girard’s book, Southern Weddings. I picked it up while in the Sea Island gift shop and freaked when I saw Lee’s wedding in there. It was, of course, flawless. If you have a spare hour to drool over Tara’s site, I highly recommend it!

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