Dwell by Design (DbD) is a Landscape Design company owned and operated by Yvonne Suter and serving Los Angeles and Orange Counties.  DbD offers a variety of personalized landscape design services and a flexible approach in assisting clients with their installation needs for both small and large residential projects.  We have expertise in all elements of the landscape including hardscape, plants & trees, wood structures, water features, fire pits, outdoor kitchens, and more.  Yvonne brings artistic vision, love for nature, and a desire to create harmony, to all of her projects....and she is also a very good listener with a well developed sense of intuition that gives her an edge in understanding her client's needs and preferences.

Whether you're seeking a naturalistic native garden or a sleek modern outdoor space with all the bells and whistles for entertaining and living (or any style in-between - see list below!), we are passionate about creating custom, beautiful, and functional landscapes that meet our client's needs, compliment their lifestyles, and enhance the home environment.  At Dwell by Design, we design with YOU in mind! 

WE DO:  Low-water, xeriscape, modern & minimalist, native, natural, Zen, Craftsman & Bungalow, Asian, succulents & cactus, Mediterranean, cottage & country, rock gardens, "KidScapes" & "DogScapes", tropical effect, sustainable, veggies & herbs (especially organic!), wildlife, rustic, potted gardens, traditional, formal, contemporary, industrial, Gothic & Victorian, other historic eras, unique & special themes, and much more!


Yvonne is a Southern California native, born in Hollywood, and residing in L.A. County (with past residency in O.C. as well).  She has both formal and hands-on education in landscape design and horticulture, making her knowledge base well-rounded in addition to regionally appropriate.  Yvonne has many years of experience in working with homeowners all over the South-land, creating custom gardens and outdoor living spaces, and providing other home related services as well.  In addition, she has been an avid gardener for most of her adult life, and as a result she has a good understanding of what makes a healthy garden....and she got a very early start in understanding the construction end of the business as well! (See photo below). 

Being a nature lover, one of Yvonne's favorite accomplishments was to have her own garden certified as a "Backyard Habitat" by The National Wildlife Federation.  She has also participated in multiple regional garden tours, and has been a showcase designer in the Los Angeles Garden Show.  Yvonne is also an artist and fine art photographer and brings a well-developed "eye" to all of her landscaping projects. 

In her own words, " I live for projects.  Brainstorming and problem solving are my favorite things to do, and when you add creativity to the mix, it doesn't get much better for me!  I love working with my clients to create gardens and outdoor living spaces that perfectly meet their needs and wishes.  And if a client is uncertain regarding the direction they'd like to go in, I thoroughly enjoy exploring the possibilities with them and offering guidance and experience to assist in making decisions.  I have a gift for listening and picking up on things, which gives me a leg-up in understanding my client's needs and preferences.  I look forward to hearing about your project!".