Swoox can’t keep designer pillows in stock

High-style consignment shop offers mix of furniture, accessories and lighting.
Jenn Balcos is managing partner of SWOOX. Contributed by Jordan Moore, The Difference Group

Jenn Balcos is managing partner of SWOOX. Contributed by Jordan Moore, The Difference Group

SWOOX, a high-style consignment shop in Buckhead, specializes in a sophisticated and timeless mix of furniture, home accessories, art and lighting.

The store: SWOOX opened in 2015. The stylish shop offers consigned pieces from top designers, artists and home owners who, along with SWOOX, take a 50/50 cut.

The store name: The made-up name is a spinoff of swoon.

Managing partner & owner: Jenn Balcos, managing partner, and Kelly Anthony Wolf, owner and interior designer. Balcos has background in fashion and theater and curates the shop. For the past 12 years, she has worked in interiors and art sales at various firms, including Wolf Design Group.

The main goods: Original art; vintage brass accessories; cocktail table books (starting at $5); and name-brand furniture pieces, including Formations, Dessin Fournir, Baker, Verellen, Holly Hunt and Donhgia.

Known for: Signed, original art, including: Todd Alexander; Stephanie Wheeler; Aaron Whitehouse; and Patricia Wolf.

Other favorites: Vintage finds; rare one-of-a-kind "found" objects; and handmade jewelry from local artisans.

Can't keep in stock: Art and designer pillows.

Popular gifts: Black Forest candle ($39) by Archipelago. It is the only non-consignment item in the shop.

Claim to fame: Serenbe Designer Showhouse (2016 and 2017). Also made the cover of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles in 2016 for Serenbe Penthouse Showhouse.


- Blogs & websites: Cococozy.com and Design Indulgence by Atlanta designer Sherry Hart. Also elledecor.com and milieu-mag.com.

- Instagram: Mainly interior designers, including Daryl Carter, Mark D. Sikes and Nate Berkus. Also Daily Art Fixx and Net-A-Porter.

- Atlanta area home/design stores: Decades Antiques and Vintage and Antiques & Beyond.

- Places for unexpected finds: Big Daddy Antiques (bdantiques.com)

Every room needs: Something old or vintage, like an antique chest of drawers or a primitive trunk.

Design pet peeves: When rooms look too perfect or not lived in.

Biggest design mistake I have made: Not testing wall paint samples and finishes.

… and biggest design homeowners make: Skimping on upholstery pieces used every day. It's worth spending a bit more to ensure quality and comfort that get a lot of use.

Current design obsession(s): Canopy beds and serpent-shaped sofas.

New (or re-emerging) looks I like: Marrying old with new.

… and looks I am glad (or would like) to see go: Oversized furniture.

Unusual request: Design a space and the color scheme to coordinate with their cat's fur color.

Find SWOOX at:

- Facebook: swooxatlanta

- Instagram: swooxatlanta

- Chairish.com