Our Mission

The Design Center

Coastal Life Design is a fully integrated interior design-build showroom that streamlines  the project delivery method from concept to construction.  With one point of contact from design to punch out, Coastal Life creates a seamless remodeling experience so you feel safe in your choices and have fun during the renovation process.  

Our "one-stop shop" approach assists you in avoiding the trouble in finding the trusted tradesman needed to design, bid and build your project.  We have all the resources to meet your needs.  

Let us design a more beautiful and functional space for your lifestyle. 

Jen & Sondra 

Owners | Coastal Life Design

Interior Design Team

Jennifer Strohl


Jennifer Strohl is a Bradenton Beach based interior designer and principal at Coastal Life Design. Jennifer entered the world of construction and design over two decades ago while renovating her own home in Santa Barbara, California. The result was spectacular, her work was published in an international design magazine and the event inspired her to follow her passion and attend school for Interior Design. 

Jennifer enjoys challenging projects, taking particular pride in her ability to bring spaces to life by melding her ideas and her clients wants and needs. Her love of the beach shines through in every facet of her work. Her design aesthetic comes through as a relaxed coastal vibe, a place you want to come home to.

Sondra Okada


Sondra Okada arrived in Bradenton via New York & Shanghai in 2012. She  specializes in coastal inspired kitchens and baths and takes pride in her ability to translate her client’s ideas into functional and aesthetically pleasing designs.  Sondra’s detail-oriented, client-focused approach makes her flexible and fun to work with.​ With 3 decades of experience, she is adept in finding creative ways to help budget-conscious clients design their dream spaces.​

Sondra received her interior design certification from the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID). Sondra has traveled around the world and worked in Shanghai, China for 8 years. ​In China, she received two design degrees and a wealth of experience in space planning and custom cabinetry. She has been profiled in both GQ & Elle magazines.

Sondra is a principal at Okada Design Group and curator of 'The Posh Pad' since 2014. Since repatriating, she established Coastal Life Design, a coastal lifestyle themed kitchen and bath Design/Build showroom located in West Bradenton, Florida​.  

Outside of design, Sondra is a lover of all things on or near the water, enjoys spending time with her family and scouring thrift shops for treasures.