CERTIFIED DESIGNER EXPERIENCE:

You can rely on me on me to assist you make decisions that are right for you.
> Principal of D. P. Design since April, 1984 offering:

^ Compassionate, respectful consultation regarding your ideas, money, and your lifestyle

^ Dedication to offer the most creative, reasonable solutions for your every building/remodeling challenge

^ Dedication to details that will make your project successful and give you joy for many years

> Lecturer and Seminar Leader since June, 1990 to offer honest, reliable, entertaining information for homeowners

^ Most building and remodeling "horror stories" are avoidable

^ Although there are many TV programs about building, remodeling, and decorating, very few address the core issues which create major troubles for homeowners and contractors

^ Homeowners need to have good information before embarking on a large, expensive building or remodeling project

> Instructor, Hiroko Machida Interior Coordinator School (San Francisco and Tokyo), 1988-1991

> Author, "THE Survival Guide: Home Remodeling" (2003 NABE Award for Best How-To Book)

^ A natural extension of the lectures and seminars, based upon class outlines and feedback from contractors

^ Three years part-time and two years full-time, researching data, financial and product info, and technical data to offer an easy-to-read, easy-to-follow guide for all homeowners — to increase the possibility of a better remodeling experience

> Radio Host ("Today's Home™" on Lifestyle WebRadio)

^ A natural extension of lectures, seminars, and my book, to provide up-to-date weekly information for homeowners, i.e., "Advocacy and Inspired Ideas For Your Home and Lifestyle"

CERTIFIED DESIGNER AWARDS and HONORS:

Awards are always shared with homeowners and contractors. Recently, in a "down" economy, two award-winning bathrooms helped to sell a former clients' home quicker, for a higher price.

> Henry Adams Designer of the Year

> Chrysalis

> Best of the Best

> Master Design Award

> Excellence Award, Best Home in its Category (2009)

> Best "How-To book, NABE, September 2003

> Magazine and Newspaper Articles:

> Designer's Illustrated

> Gentry

> Interior Coordinator (Japan)

> Kitchen-Bath Business

> Kitchen-Bath Design News

> Oregonian

> Portland Tribune

> San Francisco Chronicle

> San Jose Mercury News

> San Mateo Times

> Statesman Journal

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Home, office design, consultation

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • National Kitchen and Bath Association
  • National Council for Interior Design Qualification
  • National Association of Home Builders

Contact Details

  Website
  Person D. P. Design + Assoc.
  City Oregon City, OR
  Zip Code 97045
  Address 2050 Beavercreek Road, Suite 308
  Phone Number (503) 632-8801

Customer Testimonials

Diane Plesset was wonderful. She listened to our concerns, outlined what we needed, and the project went more smoothly than we ever imagined. She maintained a close relationship with us and our contractor throughout the project, and we felt like we were in great hands. Our project was large, including two additions, and complete remodel of the kitchen, family room, and our master suite. The project was completed on time and on budget, with only one change-order for a furnace that was due for replacement. She helped us to realize our dream of staying in our beautiful, contemporary, but too-small home in an idyllic neighborhood.


The design process for our new kitchen went very smoothly, and we appreciated D. P. Design's helpful suggestions and good judgement. We also appreciate the referral to the contractor, who was a pleasure to work with. The whole experience was positive, which is saying a lot because we've had a lot of trouble in the past.

From Our Website

Dysfunction and/or outdated appearance go away completely when you remodel an existing bathroom, or create a new bathroom. Having difficulty imagining the possibilities? We'll help you, with inspiring virtual-reality pictures, like the one we created above. We'll paint word pictures of how your bathroom will look, feel and function. We'll help you select your remodeling team and all the products you need to make your bathroom a wonderful reality! It's time to finally update your old kitchen. Are you confused by all the different appliances, cabinets and countertops that are available, frustrated by all the pictures you've seen online?


The following "Today's Home" podcasts are a combination of new recordings and previous internet radio broadcasts, most recent at the top. We were fortunate to get a license from Mannheim Steamroller to use their "Wolfgang Amadeus Penguin" as the theme song; Harvey Collier, who co-hosted a talk show radio program on KPDQ-FM with Diane for several years, graciously offered to be the "Today's Home" announcer.


Remodeling your kitchen will provide an enormous boost to your attitude, and it will add value to your home. You have unique requirements, a distinctive lifestyle, and a specific budget. Diane Plesset will help you every step of the way with kitchen design inspiration, whether your kitchen is large or compact, traditional, transitional, or contemporary. She will communicate what you want in detailed plans, until your dream kitchen becomes a reality.


Return on your kitchen investment may be a high priority, but your personal enjoyment is just as important. It's the "X Factor" that will make a difference in your life now. You have unique needs, and you want an experienced kitchen design professional who understands. Diane Plesset has a 35-year track record of successful kitchen renovations - all sizes, shapes, styles, and budgets. She can define your goals in a way that all contractors will understand, so you can enjoy your kitchen for years and get the highest return on your investment.


You want and need an updated bathroom. Your existing bathroom looks old and lacks good function. It may be a safety hazard. Whether it's traditional, transitional, or contemporary, you want something fresh and new, small or large. Updated bathrooms can be daunting, but with Diane Plesset on your side, the process from dreams to reality is as painless as possible. D. P. Design's goal is to transform a problem bathroom into a functional, safe, and beautiful area that makes you, your family and guests happy - from "Yuck" to "Wow!"