Working with us

How we work

Plain English Design welcomes projects from clients, architects, and interior designers and contractors. We are a Design Studio, sharing our sensibility and craft to deliver the refinement, attention to detail and expertise for which we are known.

We begin with an initial design consultation. Together, we explore the practical requirements for the space and the many possibilities that exist. Following this meeting, you will receive an initial sketch with an indication of cost and a selection of inspirational images. This provides you with materials to review before we proceed in developing a full set of plans and elevations where the design really begins to come to life.

Plain English designs often travel beyond the kitchen. Crafted from the best possible materials and infused with our unique sense of detail and proportion, our joinery can be used in any room beyond the kitchen – including pantries, mudrooms, butler’s pantries, sculleries, bedrooms, bathrooms, dressing rooms, laundry rooms, libraries, home offices, bars and pool houses.

Design meetings and site visits allow for space to respond creatively to new ideas and developments. Drawings are then further refined in collaboration with you and your team in order to produce final plans with specifications for all internal and external detailing, appliance selection, paint colours and ironmongery.

After final sign off, the designs go to our workshops for production. Our joinery is made by craftspeople who take pride in building our cupboards from start to finish before hand painting, finishing and carefully wrapping each one, ready for delivery and installation by your contractors.

In New York City, you can visit our Plain English showroom, in a 19th Century brownstone at 51 East 10th Street, where we work on projects all across North America.

On the West Coast, you can visit us at our Plain English Shop Kitchen at Nickey Kehoe in Los Angeles to meet our West Coast based designer.

Please contact the US team at hello@plainenglishdesign.com or +1 212 203 0726.

In London, Plain English is located at 28 Blandford Street W1, just off Marylebone High Street and Plain English at Howe, 93 Pimlico Road London SW1. Our company headquarters is located in Suffolk, England at Stowupland Hall, IP14.

Bespoke kitchens; larders and laundries, sculleries and pantries, rooms defined by the dignity of utility, crafted from the best materials and infused with our unique sensibility of form and proportion.