I am Lori de Leuw owner of designs by de Leuw, LLC. I started my own landscape design and installation company in 2007 after working as a Custom Designer at Molbak’s Garden Store for nine years. My specialty is the use of color and texture in your outdoor areas to create interest year round in our PNW climate. Pulling color through the landscape and/or container gardens to generate flow throughout these spaces. It is also important to successfully transition from your outdoor areas to your indoor ones. I am always striving to create spaces for my clients that reflect their tastes while using sustainable practices. Estate pruning for the health and beauty of one’s plants is also a service my company provides. While most of my clientele is residential, I also work on commercial and community projects.

Education & Background

  • Extensive course work through Lake Washington Institute of Technology including landscape design, horticulture, soils, pruning, weeds, pests and disease diagnosis
  • Master Pruner certificate – 2013
  • BA in Business Administration from the University of Washington
  • Bonded and Insured

Professional Memberships & Board Responsibilities 

  • Member of Washington Association of Landscape Professionals (WALP) since 2007
  • State Secretary for WALP 2014 – 2016

Shows, Awards & Recognitions

  • Container Designer for Taste of Home Live Cooking Show – 2016
  • Garden Creator for Northwest Flower and Garden Show National Parks – 2016
  • Garden Creator for Northwest Flower and Garden Show City Living Display 2015
  • Container Designer for Yard Crashers television show – 2015
  • Container Designer for Blu Home’s Vashon Island Northwest Idea House -2014
  • WALP Environmental Landscape Award of Distinction for Container design – 2013
  • Participated in award winning design and installation of Street of Dreams outdoor living areas in 2005 and 2006