Debra Yates has been creating great spaces for most of her life. She spent her childhood in Key West and began her design career as an advertising agency art director in New York City. For many years while the Creative Director of Florida Home and Garden Magazine located in Miami, Yates designed interior and exterior spaces that were published internationally. For fourteen years her design studio was based in Key West where her distinctive stylish projects made a strong statement. Her design for the Truman Hotel has been attracting a European Clientele since it was first opened in 2010. Her Key West work has been published in many design books and publications from the New York Times to Garden Design. In 2014, The Design Center of the Americas named Debra Designer of the year for landscape and spatial design. In 2016 she relocated her studio to Palm Beach County. Her focus is on integrating warm and functional outdoor living spaces, with sophisticated natural gardens. Debra Yates is an accomplished abstract painter. She has had 23 solo shows of her work from Wynwood to the Hamptons, but that is another story.