Lee Kleinhelter's modern home in Atlanta.

In the Brookwood Hills neighborhood of Atlanta, Kevin and Lee Kleinhelter transformed a traditional home into a clean-cut modern abode for their young family. Lee’s signature design style – a minimal mix of mid-century modern and sleek metals with a playful use of texture – is infused throughout the project. Lee is the owner of the iconic storefront Pieces, a modern boutique where you can find sleek mid-century pieces curated in an almost all-white palette and Atlanta’s fair share of Kelly Wearstler decor. Her modern sensibility is certainly unique to the traditional Southern design world, and her new home is an elegant testament to her keen eye and sense of proportion. I don’t usually share many exteriors on the blog, but the inside and outside of this home are so beautifully integrated that I couldn’t resist!

Lee Kleinhelter's modern home exterior in Atlanta.
Modern black staircase with faceted pendant lamps.
Modern black living room with bright white porch.
Elegant white bathroom with worldly lantern pendant and modern wood vanity.
Modern kitchen with aqua lucite stools, marble island, and brass range hood.

One of the first pictures I saw from this home tour was of the kitchen – it’s one of the most striking features of the home. From the brass range hood to the beautiful black cabinetry, this kitchen is a show-stopper and characteristic of Lee’s aesthetic.

Modern bedroom with black walls and aqua mid-century chairs and gold chandelier.
White tile bathroom with aqua pendants.
(via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, photography by Sarah Dorio)

The pops of aqua throughout the house are cool and calming in the stark modern spaces. I also love the chandelier in the bedroom above – it reminds me of this one in CB2’s fall collection. I’m eyeing it for above our dining table!



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  1. stacey gandt wrote:

    is the brass hood custom? I love it!

    Posted 6.30.16 Reply
  2. dorita arnold wrote:

    who designed the kitchen? Are they all custom cabinets? If so, by whom? Its fab!

    Posted 10.25.15 Reply
    • It was all designed by Lee Kleinhelter! I’m not sure who made the cabinets but I do agree – they are amazing!

      Posted 10.25.15 Reply