Plain English Bespoke Cabinetry in New York City

In 2018, Plain English Design opened their first standalone showroom in America, situated in New York City on East 10th Street.

Founded in Suffolk, England in 1992, Plain English continues to set the benchmark for cabinetry made the old-fashioned way – by hand. Inspired by classic British interiors, our custom designs are suited for the kitchen and beyond: including Pantries, Mudrooms, Butlers Pantries, Sculleries, Bedrooms, Bathrooms, Dressing Rooms, Laundry Rooms, Libraries, Home Offices, Bars and Poolhouses.

We are a Design Studio, sharing our sensibility and craft to deliver the refinement and expertise for which we are known. Attention to detail defines How We Work: we offer exclusive paint colours, hand-cast ironmongery, and finishes such as our Delft Tiles that distinguish a Plain English project.

We welcome visits and projects from individual clients, as well as architects, interior designers, and contractors, working together from concept through to installation; from start to finish.

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Located at 51 East 10th Street, Our Studio operates from two floors of a historic 19th Century brownstone with a small, leafy garden. Entering the main Parlour Floor offers two unique Kitchen displays that showcase our elegantly simple and bespoke designs.

Going downstairs, the Garden Floor reveals the breadth and diversity of our work – featuring our Pantries, Sculleries, Wardrobes, Offices, Wine Rooms, Bars, and Laundry Rooms, as well as our freestanding Worktables, Larders and Dining Room Furniture.

Contemporary or traditional, from the city to the coast – see the inspiration and experience Plain English:

Design Studio & Showroom: 51 East Tenth Street, New York NYC 10003

Contact Us
212 203 0726

Our designers work coast-to-coast and across North America. Current projects span Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, New York, NY, Nashville, TN, Sun Valley, ID, Jackson Hole, WY, New Orleans, LA, Greenwich, CT, Austin, TX and Nantucket, MA.


Monday to Friday 10 am – 5 pm.
Saturday 11 am – 4 pm.

51 East Tenth Street, New York, NY 10003
212 203 0726


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NYC: 212 203 0726
LA: 323 410 1557
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Monday to Friday 9 am - 5 pm.
930 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069
323 410 1557

Plain English at Nickey Kehoe, 7266 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

If you are in the UK, you can also visit us in our London Showroom or at our headquarters at Stowupland Hall in Suffolk, England.