Lee Kleinhelter & Elle Decor’s Modern Life Concept House

I first discovered Lee Kleinhelter‘s talent back in 2006 when I read about her home in Cottage Living.

photos by Robbie Caponetto (cover), Timothy Street-Porter (feature)

I loved her clever use of fishing traps — for the chandelier in the dining room and the lobster/eel trap above the mantel.

photo by Timothy Street-Porter

And discovered her store Pieces in searching for the washbasin mirror over the fireplace in her living room.

Lee’s style of mixing vintage pieces with modern furnishings is what I fell in love with six years ago, and still holds true today.  Lee designed the Sanctuary room in Elle Decor’s Modern Life Concept House, which opened up to the public on May 25th in New York.  It’s my favorite room.

sketch by Lee Kleinhelter

From idea to execution.

by Angela Swinderman Elias

photos by Robbie Caponetto and Timothy Street-Porter for Cottage Living;  and via Elle Decor (Lee Kleinhelter sketch), and CasaSugar (Lee Kleinhelter room)

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