Beauty is important,
but today’s living spaces must
also be functional, comfortable,
and invite connection!

– Lee Harmon Waters, Owner

Contented Interiors serves quality-obsessed homeowners in the greater Richmond area (RVA) and beyond. Whether you’re here for our signature Interior Design Service, need actionable advice through a Strategic Design Consultation, or want to join our online community to learn to create your best life at home, you’re in good hands!

We bring contentment to the door’s-always-open set by designing irresistible, family-friendly homes that simplify, invite, and inspire.

Who we are:

Cindy Davis
Cindy Davis
2021-03-18
Lee from Contented Interiors rescued me from the overwhelming stress I was feeling trying to make decisions on interior design issues. Primarily color. The investment in this consultation likely saved me from spending thousands of dollars on carpeting and paint that was not going to work in my home. I now have a clear plan on how to proceed and will be able to do so with confidence in my choices and no more panic attacks!
Laura Neuffer
Laura Neuffer
2020-07-09
Wonderful experience! Lee is excellent, and I can't wait to implement her recommendations in my home.
Phil Nelson
Phil Nelson
2019-10-18
Very happy with how my new Contented Interior turned out! Lee was a pleasure to work with, always keeping me informed and updated on every detail along the journey. During the initial consultation she was able to get a feel for what style I was going for then she took it from there. I loved every single choice she made! Even with my busy work schedule I rested easy knowing the project was in good hands and she definitely delivered! Thanks again Lee for my beautiful new living space!
Heather Sedwick
Heather Sedwick
2019-03-17
Lee has helped me on 3 different occasions and I’m I just bought a new house and already looking forward to having her come in to help things be more cohesive and get my color schemes planned. She worked with me to get a feel for what I like then helped me put it together so it fit well. Also, I had an awkward shaped room and could only see one scenario for my furniture, but she made a layout that completely changed the feel of the room. I often get compliments on how people like the layout in the room.”
Jeffrey & Abbie Suho & Smith
Jeffrey & Abbie Suho & Smith
2019-03-12
I worked with Lee in the Fall of 2012 to help revamp how I had my living room laid out. We did everything over phone and email as we lived hours apart. She was meticulous in getting measurements, making sure everything was correct (size-wise), learned my tastes and preferences and then came up with some suggestions and ideas. Her suggestions were spot on and changed the entire feel of our living room, all while using mainly our own furniture. A few small pieces were added and voilá, a living room that felt like being lived in. Lee then went on to do the same with my parent’s home. Lee is fantastic. I promise you will love how your rooms look once she is done with them.”
Lee Anne Russell, Realtor GRI, ABR, SHS, MBA
Lee Anne Russell, Realtor GRI, ABR, SHS, MBA
2019-03-12
"Lee has been extremely helpful to me with my own home as well as listings that I have needed to stage. She is very resourceful and innovative. I have used her time and time again and will continue. She has options for various sized pocketbooks which makes her offerings more welcome and appreciated. She listens to her clients needs then presents ideas. A pleasure to work with each and every time!”
Terry Montanaro
Terry Montanaro
2019-03-12
Lee is a talented designer and is easy and pleasant to work with! She is a true professional and is very skilled at what she does. I really have no idea how to design a room at all. She listened to me and understood what I like even when I wasn’t clear on how to identify what I like. Lee taught me some interesting color theory and helped me understand her recommendations and why they work. She followed up with me after our consultation and ensured I was pleased with my new look! I would hire her again in a heartbeat and I highly recommend her to others.
Theresa Harmon
Theresa Harmon
2019-02-23
Contented Interiors designer Lee helped me with several home décor projects. She definitely has a gift for creating interiors that reflect the owner's personality and make him/her happy to live there. Some of the items she helped me with were determining what shade of blue to paint an office based on lighting, how to group art work for maximum impact, finding an unexpected rug pattern for our dining room, and arranging furniture to encourage conversation. She respects her client's taste and budget and comes up with solutions that work. I recommend her highly.

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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!

Julie, MOSELEY, VA

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!

Carolyn, MIDLOTHIAN, VA

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!

Phil, NORTH CHESTERFIELD, VA

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.

Brityn