Debra Yates and Benjamin Burle, visionary Mother and Son designers, are passionate about and focused on bringing sophisticated and sustainable exterior design to coastal environments, redefining the importance of outdoor living. Their stylish projects are created with knowledge and integrity. Living with nature is their mantra. “We create mature natural habitat in a harmonious and sophisticated way.” says Yates. Blending the interior spaces with the outdoors and functionality with an elegant yet timeless look. Known for their eco-friendly, stylish spaces and innovative but old school design approaches, Yates and Burle envelope discerning clients in natural harmony. “You will have a landscape in which to live not just to walk over,” says Yates. “Our natural gardens are alive and every tree is personally selected.” Every detail is carefully considered and choreographed. Pools and structures become sculptural elements.

Subtle outdoor living rooms are intertwined with nature and shaded by mature, native palms and trees which appear to have always been there. Every client has unique taste and concepts are conceived to celebrate and enhance their lifestyle. From boutique hotel design to private coastal landscapes from La Jolla to Islamorada, Key West to Palm Beach, natural beauty, warmth, functionality and light are paramount. They consider all of their work, The Art of Space. As principal designer of Yates Burle Studio, Debra Yates has many years of professional design experience. Debra named her son Burle after her dear friend and protege, Roberto Burle Marx. Debra is inspired by Roberto everyday. And, she is a 4th generation Key West Conch. Benjamin, an interior designer by degree, was born in Coconut Grove. He has a tremendous knowledge of indigenous plantings in coastal landscapes and a passion for creating sculptural naturalistic gardens.