Designer and Owner Lea Smith specializes in kitchen and bath design and interior architectural details for renovations and home additions. She loves the challenge of space planning and coming up with design solutions that accommodate a client’s specific needs, and she revels in the process of discovering a client’s aesthetic preferences and interpreting their personal style into the design of their home. With her engineering education and her experience as a project manager, Lea brings an analytical, problem-solving eye to her designs, which has earned her the trust of residential clients, general contractors, architects, engineers, and vendors throughout the Bay Area.
Lea’s journey began when she used her engineering background to create 2D drawings and 3D renderings for a general contractor as a side hustle to her corporate job as a project manager. Realizing her passion for design and space planning, this lead her to the creative outlet of interior design, learning more about design and construction, and furthering her education. In 2018 she decided to leave corporate life to pursue design full time and launched LKSmith Design.
Lea draws on her industry experience with contractors, architects, engineers and vendors, and she holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.