About Us

Designs By M is a family owned and operated company that began in 2017.

 Owner's Picture - Gayle Michler

Gayle Michler, owner of the company had remodeled her home the year before and was looking for a hose reel that would last in the harsh coastal environment that she lived.  She researched the internet for a product that would not rust, warp, rot, crack, fade or deteriorate and would add artistic beauty to her home.  Unfortunately, she was not able to find such a product. 

Her brother, suggested making one from PVC board, and to everyone’s surprise our first design worked!  After several adjustments and modifications, our current hose reel designs were formed. 

Shortly thereafter, our rope plaques were created.  They can be used indoors as a picture hanging or outdoors as an entrance door hanging, pool or outdoor living space decoration.

Requests were made for durable house signs, so we adjusted some of our coastal designs to larger images creating several house signs.  These designs have been utilized as a decorative plaque, numbers have been added to create a unique house number sign and words have been added to indicate family or cottage name.

We are always looking for ways to expand our business, while keeping the handcrafted beauty of our products.