L ifestyles by Design is a full service exterior design firm focusing on commercial projects and high-end residential projects. We provide space planning, sourcing and installation of any and all things outdoor or leisure related.

We usually start a project building a graphic inspiration board - the board serves as a way for us to consider furniture, fabrics, textures and colors. We add and remove many, many items before deciding on a direction to share with the client. I like to mix materials in my designs. Aluminums, teak woods, woven materials/rattan and irons can all be used in some combination to achieve ingenuity and sophistication

Lifestyles by Design considers itself Outdoor Experts. We are consistently researching the newest trends, the latest styles, the leading-edge materials and fabrics. This is a real benefit to all of our clients. I always suggest my clients spend their money on the outdoor focal points - a great deep seating group, a family-style dining table - and fill in around those areas with more economical yet functional pieces.

Karen Saper, Owner