Richter Watson Interiors is the dynamic design firm comprised of Emily Richter
and Kris Watson, established in 2017. 


Emily Richter NCIDQ, LEED AP has been an artist all her life, painting, drawing, and designing houses from various materials throughout childhood. She began her college career as a Fine Art major, but found her passion in interior design. Since her graduation in 2002 from the accredited design program at East Carolina University, her career has taken her from the coastal region of North Carolina, to an 8 year stint in Washington DC, and since 2011 she has called Asheville home. During her career she has managed and designed many high profile projects working with some of the top design firms in the country. She has completed projects ranging from hotels and restaurants to condo and apartment buildings, private residences, and even boat interiors. She thrives in the creative realm and recognizes the teamwork and collaboration a successful project entails. Working tirelessly to go above and beyond for her clients and ensure that every detail is just right, she is also passionate about art and graphic design and incorporates branding and identity into her design practice. Outside of her design career she creates art, travels the world, competes in triathlons, and relishes time with her daughter and husband. 

Email Emily:

Ph: 828.424.5427

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Kris Watson was meant for Interior Design. During summer visits as a child, accompanying her grandfather around his construction sites on Hilton Head Island, she loved envisioning what the rough, framed-spaces would inevitably shape into. She believes Interior Design is a science that blends creativity with client's individuality. A graduate of Western Carolina University’s accredited School of Interior Design, she concentrated on sustainable building methods and Fine Art. She is a member of the International Interior Design Association. Kris has called Asheville, NC home since 2003 and has enjoyed a fast-paced career; keeping-up with Asheville’s growing demand for beautiful & functional interiors in both residential & commercial settings. During her career, Kris has completed varying projects: from renovations & new construction of custom homes awarded in Asheville’s Home Builder’s Association’s annual ‘Parade of Homes’, healthcare design and corporate offices, to highly popular local restaurants & brewery establishments. Kris loves incorporating art into her projects and collaborating with local furniture makers & artists alike to create that one-of-a-kind piece for clients. She believes that good design is a result of thoughtful planning, listening to client’s needs, and collaborating with builders, creating results just as unique as Asheville is.

Email Kris:

Ph: 828.778.4602