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Mullett, Lee

Visiting Assistant Professor of Interior Design

Lee Mullett graduated from Duke University in 1989 with an English degree, and again from WVU in 2006 with a BS in Interior Design. In 2011, she received a Master’s Degree from WVU.

After teaching English to junior high school students, Lee began a new career after moving to Morgantown and building a new house. When several guests asked for interior design advice, she decided to return to school for the artistic and technical skills needed for the interior design field. In 2005, Lee founded L. Mullett Design, a residential design business. Over the next 10 years, she has had a blast on projects as small as selecting wallpaper and as big as designing house additions. Being a residential interior designer is a lot like being a family practice doctor in the formation of long term relationships with ongoing house calls. Many of Lee’s clients come back again and again--one year for the basement, the next for the kitchen, the next for a second home……

A few years after starting her business, Lee was invited to teach courses here and there in the WVU Interior Design department. She has been a full time faculty member for two years. In the sophomore level History of Design courses, students learn the anatomy of design starting way back at the Roman arches and columns that we still use today. Students learn to SEE the layers of history in architecture all around them, embarking on local scavenger hunts for the motif-of-the-day. In Lighting classes the students learn how underdesigned lighting can ruin otherwise excellent interior design. Other courses taught include Residential Design, Interior Materials, and senior level Professional Practice.

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