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when the sun hits

landscape and garden design

Amber Mueller is the founder and principal designer of When the Sun Hits Design, a landscape design company based in Berkeley, California. Born and raised in California, she is very much in tune to the lifestyle of outdoor living.  Her vision of landscape design often blurs the boundaries between indoor and outdoor spaces, and elevates these transitions to an extraordinary experience. 


Amber earned her Bachelor’s degree in Art Practice from UC Berkeley, and she studied Landscape Architecture at UC Berkeley Extension. Her eye for sophisticated style and design led her to work for well-recognized designers, who’s work has been featured in national magazines such as Luxe Interiors, Architectural Digest and House Beautiful, before starting her own design company. 


Amber’s continuing practice of painting and drawing are well incorporated into her approach to landscape design.  “I believe that landscape design is much like painting, creating layers and expression that draw the observer in, to experience the work in a more exploratory and intimate fashion.”

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