How is it that a girl who left high school to work in the film industry has ended up being an Interior Designer?


Hi, I’m Penelope Herbert; welcome to Plush Design Interiors


I’ve always had a very carefree nature with a positive outlook that has seen me work in film, media, government, private enterprise, and not-for-profit. But the one constant was my love of interiors and architecture.


Having studied interior design and technical drawing, I was always rearranging the furniture and designing homes. Friends would ask me to help them out and my own homes were always fun places to decorate. However, actually working full-time in interior design didn’t happen until a few years ago. I was working in digital media as the Managing Editor of an on-line magazine specialising in all things fashion and home.


Did you know I wrote a weekly Home + Interiors newspaper column?


Being surrounded even more acutely by inspiring design, beautiful colour combinations, new decor ideas, stunning architecture, and amazing textiles became all-consuming. I had an epiphany.


Taking my loves, my experience, my designs, and my passion I started working with actual paying clients. It was the most refreshing, vibrant, and exciting move in my life.


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And so Plush Design Interiors was born – to create beautiful spaces that are stylish, functional, comfortable, and beloved.


So welcome to my wonderful world.


Want to know a little more?


In addition to being passionate about beautiful interiors, I absolutely love dogs. My clients know this. I spend as much time playing with their dogs as I do discussing their interiors. In fact, I have only had two clients who DIDN’T have a dog – and many clients have two. Double delight.


As an Interior Designer, it’s not even like working. Because when I’m not designing interiors and outdoor living spaces I am THINKING about them, RESEARCHING them, LEARNING MORE about them, and PLANNING them.


Architecture and floor plans are also great passions of mine. I need to know how a building is laid-out. I admire architectural design and features and love to know the ‘psycology’ behind a design and the problem-solving involved. In fact, I toyed with being an Architect before I studied Interior Design – but, honestly, math is not my strong point and interiors can be so much more creative… and a little more instant.


In addition to the work I love, I am very partial to a good champagne, love shoes, embrace textiles, adore colour, and have a personal design aesthetic of Rustic Luxe. Art Deco is an era I very much admire and I’m a bit quirky and eclectic.


Yes, a bit difficult to put me in a design ‘box’ which is why I use my fresh eyes to plan, design, style, re-decorate or renovate YOUR home. Maybe I can see things you can’t. I’ll always listen to you, respect your likes (and dislikes) and provide an interior design solution that fits with your lifestyle, loves, and budget.

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