Krista Watterworth

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Krista Watterworth
Krista Leigh Watterworth

1969/1970 (age 48–49)[1]
Connecticut, US[2]
ResidencePalm Beach Gardens, Florida, US
Alma materUniversity of Maine, The New School
OccupationInterior designer, television personality
Home townSouthbury, Connecticut, US
  • Save My Bath
  • Splurge and Save
Spouse(s)Eric Alterman

Krista Leigh Watterworth[1] is an American interior designer television personality who has hosted several HGTV shows such as Save My Bath (formerly Bad, Bad Bath) and Splurge and Save. She has also appeared as an interior design expert on the Food Network show Restaurant: Impossible and the DIY Network show The Vanilla Ice Project.


Watterworth grew up in Southbury, Connecticut[3][4] in an Italian-American family[5] with four sisters.[4] She was raised Catholic.[5]

Watterworth completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Maine.[1][4] In 2004, she graduated with a Master's in Fine Arts from The New School in Manhattan,[1][6][3][4] paying for school by staging apartments for real estate agents in New York City.[7] She later left law school for a modeling career.[7]

She also attended the Parsons School of Design.[6][4]

In 2010, Watterworth moved to Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, where she opened her own studio.[6][3]


During college, Watterworth worked as a model over summer breaks.[4]

As an actress, she had small roles on the soap operas All My Children and As the World Turns.[4]

In 2006, Watterworth auditioned for HGTV's Save My Bath (formerly Bad, Bad Bath) and hosted the show for two years.[4] She also hosted the HGTV show Splurge and Save[6][3][4][5] and appeared on The Food Network's Restaurant: Impossible.[6] Watterworth has worked regularly with Rob Van Winkle on his show The Vanilla Ice Project on DIY Network.[6][8][5]

Her interior design work has been published in Architectural Digest, DECOR, and Florida Design.[9][10][11] She has also designed her own line of tile.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Watterworth married Eric Dwight Alterman in 2006. Alterman is the founder of KickApps and MeshNetworks.[1] They live in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, with their two children.[5]


  • 2018 Luxe Red Awards – Regional Winner, Kitchen[12]
  • 2018 American Society of Interior Designers Design Excellence Crystal Award - Residential: Traditional Design over 3000 sf - First Place[13]
  • 2018 American Society of Interior Designers Design Excellence Crystal Award - Residential: Contemporary Design under 3000 sf - Honorable Mention[14]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Krista Watterworth, Eric Alterman". The New York Times. Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  2. ^ "Meet Krista Watterworth Alterman of KRISTA + HOME in Palm Beach Gardens - Voyage MIA Magazine - Miami City Guide". Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e Lichtenstein, Jeff (2016-10-28). "Jake's Evergrene Resident Spotlight | Krista Watterworth". Palm Beach County Real Estate. Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i Keiser, Deb (2009-09-01). "Krista Watterworth cooks up design specialties; whether on TV or online, she's got the right recipe". NewsTimes. Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  5. ^ a b c d e Streeter, Leslie Gray. "Chrismukkah: How this Gardens family celebrates Christmas and Hanukkah". Palm Beach Post. Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  6. ^ a b c d e f Marshall, Barbara. "Designer Krista Watterworth now calls Jupiter home". Palm Beach Post. Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  7. ^ a b Sheftell, Jason. "Set the scene: HGTV host Krista Waterworth uses Method acting to give room soul - NY Daily News". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  8. ^ Streeter, Leslie Gray. ""Vanilla Ice Project" to beautify Palm Beach County, one house at a time". Palm Beach Post. Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  9. ^ Chait, Jesse Bratter. "A Midcentury Modern Florida Home with an Airy West Coast Vibe | Architectural Digest". Architectural Digest. Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  10. ^ "Inside this Issue: Décor". Traditional Home. Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  11. ^ Roland, Alexandra. "Ageless Tradition Meets Today". Florida Design. Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  12. ^ "Krista Home Design". Luxe Interiors + Design. Sandow Media. 2018-04-03. Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  13. ^ "Design Awards Network". Retrieved 2018-10-01.
  14. ^ "Design Awards Network". Retrieved 2018-10-01.

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