25 Years

Welcome to LEwA Creative!

Welcome to LEwA Creative, celebrating 25 years in the making. We provide expert design plans to create a tranquil and meditative space for your home, whether it’s your kitchen, bath, living area or outside habitat. We encourage and foster a philosophy of Zen, simply defined as living everyday with awareness.

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LEwA Creative is a North Carolina based design consultancy. Lee Tripi and Kelly Fast are the nucleus of the project team. We collaborate with our clients to produce thoughtful and harmonious spaces. We specialize in the Carolina Modern aesthetic, an ambient design style with a central focus on purposeful, intentional living, blending classic modern elements with nature and our client’s personal sensibilities. The result is always a warm, simple and comfortable space that is never trendy and will remain timeless for years to come.

From the first meeting to the last, your trust in us makes it possible to provide expert space planning, specification of distinctive materials from American manufacturers, like Touchstone Fine Cabinetry. Additionally, we’ve established long standing alliances with experienced installation professionals and contractors that manage and complete your project efficiently.

After the decision is made to renovate, we believe that thorough and thoughtful planning is the foundation of a successful project. Planning is design and it’s all around us, and we all want good design but think it’s unattainable. LEwA Creative does that for you. We creates a doable plan that works for your space and budget, and then gets it built. Design is attainable when you plan it right and then build it.

Whatever the nature of the project, we believe that professional expertise is required to provide a unique experience and a pleasurable feeling. The experts at LEwA Creative, Lee Tripi and Kelly Fast help you to achieve it with creative design ideas and space utilization to keep you organized. Construction them moves along smoothly and efficiently to turn the vision into reality. This is a process that has worked for LEwA Creative for 25 years. The end result is a well-defined space that will bring the client much satisfaction for many years to come.

The strategy implemented by LEwA Creative has many advantages when compared to do-it-yourself efforts or contractor grade work.

  • Saves money by eliminating costly errors.
  • Provides better vision of the space.
  • Uses services of professional team.
  • Devises the best plan for the space.

LEwA Creative will help you from making several and repeated mistakes and running from pillar to post for the correct measurements. Thus saving you a lot of time and money. Click Here

Case Study

LEwA Creative has transformed spaces highlighting their excellent design eye. We bring modern style, personality and personal touches to every room we design and find the perfect balance between clients’ needs and wants to make a space perfect. We utilize a thoughtful plan for each space and the final result is stunning, clean and elegant. To turn dreams and visions into reality, we focus solely on keeping the entire process simplistic and hassle free so that clients can continue with their day-to-day lives.

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Contact us to discuss your dream project. We’ll help you explore the possibilities and assist you with estimating a budget and a timeline based on your desires.

Donna Belt

Living in a condo with commercial construction, my husband and I hired Lee Tripi for his ability to meet the challenge of designing a contemporary styled master bath, while negotiating the limitations of working with a concrete slab floor and drains that couldn't be moved. His design far surpassed anything we could have imagined, creating a unique, clean-lined look that gives us the sense of living with an Asian spa steps from our bed. can you buy viagra over the counter in london  Lee is an artist, whether he's working with paint on canvas, or landscaping and building materials. He is a true designer, transforming spaces in ways that are completely unparalleled, yet - guided by his Zen leanings - feel absolutely natural and meant-to-be.  We were so pleased with Lee's concepts for a glass-less, walk-in shower with infinity drain and suspended cabinets with wall mounted faucets and (modified) pedestal sinks, that he has now created a tiled fireplace for us, with a mantel created from an old barn beam.   As an artist myself, I appreciate excellent design. I also value a designer who is able to listen closely to my preferences, yet envision a space that is far beyond anything I could have conceived. When friends and family comment that our new bathroom and fireplace are so ME, it makes me chuckle, because Lee makes me look better than I've ever looked before!    

Julie Tetrault

Lee Tripi successfully brought all of my visions to life. We lost our home to a tragic fire in February 2010. Once I reached out to Lee about our situation, he stayed engaged with the project every step of the way. Words cannot express how Lee helped in every aspect. We worked in parallel with a high level of professionalism and also became friends through the process. Lee truly materialized every room in our home exactly the way I visioned them! His talent exceeded expectations in all aspects. I can honestly say that I live in my 'Dream House,' thanks to Lee Tripi!

Nancy McFarlane

Mayor, City of Raleigh

I had the pleasure of working with and getting to know Lee while working together on the Raleigh Arts Commission. I became well aware of his talent and creativity as a designer and as an artist. When I purchased a high-rise condominium in downtown Raleigh, I knew exactly whom I could trust to address all the facets of design and construction that has made it a modern oasis that I love. Whether we are entertaining guests or simply looking for a retreat for a few hours, Lee has turned a blank slate into a place that inspires and recharges us. When you enjoy being in a beautiful space, you get a feeling that it is both a physical and emotional experience- a sense of your whole self. In addition to his design contributions, I have no less than four of Lee’s paintings hanging in my home. I love the inspiration that I draw from them every day. It speaks to his variety of talents. Lee was appointed to Raleigh’s Appearance Commission because of his knowledge of design and architecture. But perhaps more so for his passion for this city that has become a hub for the arts.

Sinead Rynn

ZENZA, Longford, Ireland

The stunning effect was created by the renowned American designer, Lee Tripi. His style is characterized as having a Zen simplicity, creating spaces that are sophisticated, yet restrained and never intimidating or pretentious. We at Zenza believe he achieved this vision and more, at this, our first store.

Mark Jensen

We worked with LEwA Creative on several projects, most recently our old dilapidated deck and overgrown landscaping in our front and back yard.  The end product far exceeded our expectations in so many ways. It has become a space that we can use rain or shine. It has created another room to our house that we use for relaxing and meditating, eating, and entertaining guests. It has changed the look of our 80's home to a much more modern home. We get many of our neighbors stopping by and complimenting us on our home renovations.  This is the fourth project that we have worked with Lee on and have been very happy with his work and the changes to our home, both the aesthetics and new Zen-like feel.  Thank You!