Think Outside

Designing In Fairfield County CT - Since 1994

Our team consists of passionate and enthusiastic design experts who enjoy working with our clients combining their vision, lifestyle and personal taste with our ideas and imagination to arrive at a well thought out concept.

“I truly want our clients to love their yard.” Owner, Chris Palmer

Every project begins with a conscious effort to capture our client's lifestyle, needs and wants and bring that to life maximizing the use of their outdoor living space.

At Outdoor Design & Living we cater to your needs. Let us help you to create your own personalized outdoor retreat. You’ll find a large selection of outdoor furnishings, patio furniture, outdoor kitchens, fire pits, plants, and home accessories right here in Fairfield County CT. 

We welcome you to come and see the endless possibilities at Outdoor Design & Living

The Team

Chris Palmer


Chris can be seen around town always wearing a genuine smile. He puts his family and friends as a priority and would save the world if he could. He is certainly trying. What would your super power be if you could have any? I would have the super power to cure cancer. What's the luckiest thing that ever happened to you? Meeting my wife, Marjory.

Jeff Webster

Landscape Manager

Jeff, not-so-quiet, but he is an encyclopedia of plant knowledge and he is not afraid to share it with anyone who wants to listen. (He's also going to be a first-time Daddy this May).
If you became a master woodworker, what would you build? A vintage farmers dining room table with 3 sitting chairs,  2 Captain's chairs and a 3-seater be exact. 

Amanda Desmond

Barn Manager (The Gift Shop)

Amanda is The Barn Manager at ODL, (the gift shop). Frequently Amanda can be found dancing to whatever music is playing in the store or she can be found getting her hands dirty in the greenhouse. What would your super power be if u could have any? I would fly because that would end my fear of heights.
What age do you wish you could permanently be? I would be the age I was when my kids were young, early 30's. I had better hair back then too! 

Dave May

Landscape Designer

Dave is a Landscape Designer, 3D Visualist and Outdoor Lighting. Dave's got a quiet disposition, but don't let his dry sense of humor sneak by you, the guy is funny! What fictional place would you like most to go? Rivendell - and yes I’m a huge dork! What would your super power be if u could have any?  The power to heal.