Picture This:

A New Zealand teenager constantly rearranges the furniture at home. She acquires large sheets of brown paper from her High School art room on which to draw ENTIRE towns (down to the last street and smallest playground). While she loves to design floor plans and houses, she leaves school to join the film media as a trainee Film Editor while continuing to study interior design on the side.


She’s offered an interior design job but instead travels overseas to Australia working in a variety of jobs and travelling over four continents. But the creative passion for interior design and architecture remains. Finally, she has a rush of blood to the head and decides to open her own interior design studio! Plus… she can take her beloved dog to the office. Bonus.

Welcome to my fabulous world of architectural and interior design + the creation of Plush Design Interiors


Maybe I was a bit slow on the up-take. For years, I loved interior design but kept working in media, government, private enterprise and not-for-profit while indulging my true love as a bit on the side. I mean, who does that? I was virtually ignoring the one constant in my life – interior design and architecture.


Having studied interior design and technical drawing, I was always rearranging the furniture, dabbling with colour and texture, and designing homes. In fact, I’ve designed over 300 virtual homes and decorated them. Friends would ask me to help them out and my own homes were always fun places to decorate.


However, actually working full-time in architectural and 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 + home + interior design + renovation.


Did you know that for fneary five years I have written a weekly Home + Interiors newspaper column for The Weekender Herald? That’s over 250 different articles. I also have an active interior design blog, Don’t Call Me Penny, with over 950 articles.


Being surrounded by inspiring design, beautiful colour combinations, new decor ideas, stunning architecture, and amazing textiles became all-consuming. I had an epiphany… or a rush of blood to the head.


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.


For lots more inspiration and ideas, I’d love you to join me on Pinterest + Houzz + Facebook + Instagram


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


So welcome to my wonderful world of architectural and interior design.

Please feel free to contact me to discuss any interior design and outdoor living issues, no matter how small. My direct e-mail is penelope@plushdesigninteriors.com.au and mobile is 0421 043 505 Australia-wide.

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