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.