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Step inside the high-rise home of one of Atlanta’s biggest design stars to see how she mixes in furnishings from her design shop, Pieces, to create a cozy nest in the sky.
Moving into an Atlanta high-rise wasn’t always the plan for interior designer Lee Kleinhelter and her husband, Kevin, but after unexpectedly selling their previous home while Lee was in her third trimester, the couple needed to move swiftly. “We didn’t have a lot of time, but sometimes that’s when the best things happen,” she says. A few weeks later, the couple took up residence in The Sovereign, a high-end mixed-use tower in the city’s posh Buckhead neighborhood.
Luckily, Kleinhelter had a great decorating resource at her disposal: her chic, celebrated Buckhead design shop, Pieces, which stocks one-of-kind restyled vintage furniture, modern lighting, and playful accessories. With an eye for well-curated interiors, she transformed their three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath condo into a calm, cool family home that complements their stunning views from floor 33.
“You really don’t need to have so many rooms in a home; it’s all about brainstorming storage solutions and determining what it is you really need.”
“People always ask what is it like to have a family in a high-rise. I guess for Atlanta it’s not the norm, and that's what we like. It’s low stress, everything is taken care of, and there’s less space to manage. However, we will always be building, designing, and moving. Our next project is already on the horizon.”
PHOTOS BY NICOLE LAMOTTE