I’m Lori, owner of designs by de leuw. I started my own company in 2007 after working as a Custom Designer at Molbak’s Garden Store for 9 years. I specialize in containers, courtyards and landscape design and am known for my work with colors in garden design.

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

  • Sunset Western Living® Award – 2018 Northwest Flower and Garden Show – ‘Contained Excitement‘ garden design
  • 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