Why? Because the owner, Lee Kleinhelter, has incredible personal style and her point-of-view (a one-of-a-kind mix of rustic, midcentury, preppy, and modern) informs every product she sells. A lot of shops look alike. Pieces is unlike any store I've been in. I also love it because Kleinhelter is incredibly adept at taking vintage furniture and breathing new, vivacious life into it. Her ability to recognize a beautiful piece and her ability to rehab one is second to none.
Plus she's a total pro with holiday decor. Take a gander below at the yellow, white, and gold scene below from a story on Kleinhelter that was produced by my very talented friend, Anne Turner Carroll, for Cottage Living magazine way back when:
Because Kleinhelter has a penchant for super-chic, unfussy holiday style, I asked her for a rundown of her favorite last-minute gift ideas available at Pieces at the moment. She kindly obliged. And by the way, everything in the store and online is 30% off until December 22nd (hurry!):
1) Amazingly cool, crank corkscrews for the bar:
4) Primitive wooden bottles suited to bookshelf sitting:
5) A matte, black star ideal for adding sculptural interest to an end table:
Happy shopping and big thanks to Kleinhelter for sharing her faves!