who we are
British born Principal designer, Debra Leith brings more than a decade of experience in creating and reimagining lifestyle designs for life outside and in. A Certified Advanced Professional Landscape Designer with Landscape Architecture credits from UCLA,
Debra is also a UCCE Master Gardener.
Debra's husband, Daren is an Art School graduate in Industrial Design with 20 years consumer product design experience. Whilst not active in the company on a day-to-day basis, Daren is always on hand for creative input and they often share and discuss design concepts.
In the wider team, their greatest creative collaborations by far, three crazy boys and adopted kids (of the canine kind), Thor: Dog of Thunder & Lady Sansa of Winterfell.
Outside of the studio, Debra is a published children's author and organic home grower. Daren is a keen competitive endurance mountain biker. Committed volunteers, Debra has been involved in school gardens and teaching children to garden for more almost 15 years, and all the family can often be found participating in garden and beautification events at Oak Park School District.
Through 2eden design, Debra & Daren have transformed the lives, landscapes and homes of more than a hundred property owners in California and the UK, including complete renovation of several of their own fixer upper homes in England and Los Angeles. Many of their designs have also been featured on HGTV and A&E where, the team are seasoned Design Producers/Design Consultants on several hit TV shows.
2eden studio school gardens delivers groundbreaking learning and life skills opportunities for children (preschool - 8th grade) through the provision of curriculum linked plant science and organic garden teaching and mentoring middle and high school gardening clubs.
2eden design studio is a Member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) and is a recommended Monrovia landscape design professional.
what we do
Our goal/Our promise:
We're passionate about creating beautiful and unique outdoor, exterior and interior spaces. We believe your landscape and home should reflect and enhance your lifestyle and everyday experience whilst being highly functional and simply beautiful. No two clients, tastes or budgets are the same and, however small or large, whatever style or requirement, your project should be designed for you and the way you live. We listen closely and care deeply about our client's needs and, through our years of combined design experience, constant eye on styles and trends and infinite creativity, help you to realize your dream space…welcome 2eden.
Landscape design - hardscape, softscape/planting planning, specialist water wise consulting and design, native gardens, pool design, curb appeal, edible gardens, courtyards, pots and planters selection and design, privacy/screening design, custom fence design, irrigation design, outdoor room/pergola/arbor design, outdoor kitchen design, fireplaces/fire feature design, water feature design, furnishings and accessories selection, landscape and exterior lighting selection, garden care/plant care and maintenance advice.
Home exteriors design - paint selection, materials/masonry/siding design, door and windows design and selection, detailing and accessories, decks, patios, pergolas, outdoor rooms, porches, railing and custom fence design, lighting, privacy/screening design.
Interior and decorating design - space planning, interior remodeling design, kitchen and bathroom design, paint selection, floor design, trims and accessories, furnishing selection, window treatment selection, lighting and more.
Please note that, whilst we don't run our own crew to install projects, we are more than happy to connect you with trusted, licensed contractors and installers with whom we have been working for many years. We also provide project management, contractor supervision on behalf of our clients and finish detailing, furnishing and accessorizing.