Lee Mayer is an American entrepreneur who is seeking to redefine and demystify the world of interior design. Lee attended Harvard Business School and spent her early career in New York City as a VP of a financial institution. When her job moved her to Denver, Colorado, almost 10 years ago, she experienced the culture shock of moving from a tiny NYC apartment to a large multi-bedroom home and struggled with how to design and decorate the space. She realized that with a fulltime job and limited budget, she lacked the time and the funds to select the right pieces for each room and to hire a traditional interior designer to make her new home feel like home.
This is when Havenly’s inspiration came to Lee and she set out to solve her problem and created a way for other young professionals to replicate the dreamy interiors seen on Instagram with time and budget in mind. In the past two years alone, Havenly has grown more than 14 times, proving Lee’s concept and helping bring hundreds of thousands of room designs to life and providing jobs to a mostly female workforce of interior designers across the country.