New Los Angeles Showroom – Open at 930 La Cienega Blvd
Lundies House, Scotland
Lundies House, Scotland

Working with Plain English Design in the United States

Plain English Design welcomes projects from clients, architects, 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.

Design that embraces traditional joinery methods for the modern ways we live now. Crafted from the best possible materials and infused with a unique sense of detail and proportion, our joinery can be used in any room and live in any manner of architectural setting. From the country to the city, coast to coast, traditional or contemporary – we transform ideas and concepts into beautifully conceived designs that are both intelligently and meticulously realised. Handcrafted and hand-painted, the sum of the parts, all elements considered.

Our designers in the US work across the whole of North America with our latest projects located in Nashville TN, Nantucket MA, Los Angeles CA, Sun Valley ID, Jackson Hole WY,  New Orleans LA, Greenwich CT, Austin TX, New York NY and San Francisco CA.

Our process begins 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 a preliminary sketch, an indication of cost, and a selection of inspirational images from our archive. This provides you with materials to review before we proceed in developing a full set of plans and elevations where the design then really begins to come to life.

In-person or virtual design meetings and site visits allow our designers to respond creatively to new ideas and developments as the project progresses. Drawings are then further refined in collaboration with you and your team to produce final plans with specifications for all internal and external detailing, appliance selection, paint colours, and ironmongery.

After your final sign-off, the designs are sent 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. From design to manufacture, we are also on hand to offer extensive assistance and guidance to your installation teams to create the desired outcome of the project.

In New York City, you can visit our Plain English showroom, in a 19th-century brownstone at 51 East 10th Street. On the West Coast, you can visit us at our new Plain English showroom at 930 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, to meet our West Coast-based designer.

If you’d like to get started with our design service, contact our team today. Make an enquiry online, contact us by phone or email, or, if you are local to one of our showrooms in the USA, why not visit us – no appointment is needed. Find out more about Plain English, view our brochure, or see examples of our work in the press.

212 203 0726

For enquiries outside of North America, please visit our UK website.

“It all started in 1992 when we were building our own house in Suffolk, England, and we couldn’t find a simple painted kitchen we liked, so we designed our own and Plain English was born.” Katie Fontana & Tony Niblock Co-founders