About Lee Waters


Step into the vibrant world of Lee Waters, where creativity knows no bounds! With an innate flair for design, Lee transforms homes into lively havens for families seeking a blend of fun, funk, and functionality. Her journey in academia, yielding a BS in art education and an MFA in interior design, to entrepreneurship was fueled by the delightful chaos of raising three adorable yet spirited kids, a balancing act that inspired the birth of her interiors studio in 2018. Lee loves cooking, reading, clients’ dogs, traveling, and lounging with her favorite people on fabulously crafted upholstery

Lee’s passion for infusing homes with personality and purpose has garnered attention far and wide. From features in respected publications like The Washington Post and Virginia Living Magazine to recognition from industry giants like Google and Houzz, her expertise shines bright. Not to mention, her signature bold style has left an indelible mark on the charitable efforts of the RVA St. Jude’s Dream Home, where she was the sole selected interior designer in 2023 and 2024. Join Lee and team on a transformative journey from house-martyrdom to #lifegoals at home, as she crafts spaces that reflect the unique spirit of each client. With Lee Waters Design, your home becomes a canvas for creativity, a sanctuary of style, and a reflection of your most vibrant self.

This is probably the best investment I have ever made. My blood pressure drops instantly when I walk into my (newly furnished) house from work.

Zach, Henrico, VA

Rare is the day that [we] do not mention to each other how much we enjoy our new home! You took your highly developed sense of style and skills with [furnishings and architecture] and combined it so wonderfully with the styles and look we were hoping for. And when you add your professionalism and the positive and proactive way you handled those normal, expected challenges, we are not just happy with the final product, but also the experience of working with you on this.

We are truly contended!

Mike, Midlothian, VA

Lee is a talented designer. She is professional and prompt. She transformed the rooms of our home into peaceful, comfortable, coordinated havens – with great accents and color choices. Lee always stayed within the budget and time-frame boundaries we wanted. She hired great contractors. Lee is a consistent, talented, organized professional and is a joy to work with!


When Lee came into my home it was in a chaotic and unhappy state. She understands color and light like no one else I’ve met and help me understand how I respond to both. After several months of patiently working with me through a difficult renovation I am thrilled with the results.I feel at peace and love my new space!


All I can say is WOW! Although I knew all the selections, it was jaw dropping to see it all put together. It was a long road to get here, but to see the finished product it was well worth it and exceeded my expectations. My family came over later last night and was blown away.Thank you again for a job well done!


I can’t recommend the Chic, Kid-Proof course enough! Lee IS NOT your average instagram amateur providing surface-level decorating tips; I consider myself a competent decorator already but was REPEATEDLY IMPRESSED at all the new things I was learning from her educated, professional knowledge of design that made a shocking difference when applied! This course is already a great price, but an especially good value considering the concepts can be applied to multiple rooms in your home. If you prefer DIY, this is the best use of your money.