Simone van der Plas Interior Design - Interior Designers & Decorators NZ | ArchiPro
  • Residential/Commercial projects
  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms
  • Furnishings
  • Colour Schemes

Multiple award winner, Interior Designer - Simone van der Plas PDINZ (previously known as Encompass Ideas Interior Design and Architecture) has a long term background in design having previously trained and worked in the Display/Exhibition field, she then moved into Interior design and small/medium architectural projects in both the Residential and Commercial sectors. This experience (gained over 20 years) ensures that all designs from conceptualisation through to installation is not only unique to the customer but is innovative and meets functional needs. Simone is a local and internationally published award-winning designer having won prestigious NZ awards and international awards in particular for her kitchen designs and is a Professional Member of the NZ Designer’s Institute and National Kitchen and Bathroom Assoc.

Offering specialist conceptualisation skills, Simone can hand render lightning fast sketches to help you visualise your new home/bathroom/kitchen or furniture. The skill to draw in perspective by hand is rare these days and is a very useful tool to have especially when explaining an idea or concept. As the saying goes “ A picture speaks a thousand words”. Please look at the conceptualisation projects folder to view some examples of the digital sample boards and conceptualisation sketches Simone has provided to other clients. See The Bartment project folder where Simone carried out the architectural conceptualisation through to the architectural and interior design of the final build – The Wilson Shearer’s Quarters is another project currently underway that Simone has conceptualised and these images are located inside the conceptualisation folder. Simone is able to create architectural concepts of your ideas so that they can be developed ready for the next phase of planning.  

Interior designer, Simone is dedicated to bringing all of your ideas to life with not only stylish but practical, affordable design, ensuring that you, the client, has full involvement in all aspects of the project from the outset to completion.

Utilising Simone’s innovative and out-of-the-box approach (in one case she engaged a UK based graphic designer to create a custom-designed wallpaper). She is dedicated to bringing all of your ideas to life with a stylish, unique and affordable design.

In order to complete your project to the highest possible industry standards, Simone works in partnership with other trusted professionals (such as structural engineers and landscape architects) to provide an independent service that delivers successful outcomes in collaboration with our clients. This hands-on approach allows her to provide you with a unique interior or architectural design for your home or office.

Alternatively, she understands that you may have been working with your own architect over a long period of time to create a design that gets your ideas on paper. Bringing your plans to her for an interior design assessment within the concept phase ensures that her review will bring a fresh approach and thoughtful consideration to your project.

Simone offers a wide range of design services to suit what you're looking for. Such as:

  • Colour Schemes
  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms
  • Furnishings – custom curtains, sofas, kitchen joinery, stone benches, wallpaper, lighting, UV roller shades (Luxaflex and other brands). Textiles from major textile houses: Harlequin, James Dunlop, Textilia, warwick, sanderson etc).
  • All Residential/Commercial projects including Architectural design and project management or alternatively we can review plans that you supply from your own architects     

Specialist Kitchen Design Service:

Simone creates kitchens with a unique element such as tree branch patterns routed into the doors and island of a new kitchen in Aotea, Award-winning 1920’s New York Deli Style kitchen with its own kitchen within a kitchen and chef’s table, the award-winning Cherryblossom kitchen that showcased the client’s favourite holiday image on the full height sliding doors. The award-winning Magnolia kitchen featured custom-designed wallpaper by Michael Angove imprinted into the cabinetry.

Who knows? maybe your new kitchen will be an award-winning design.

Awards won include:

  • NKBA Best use of colour award, Regional Kitchen of the year awards
  • NZ Designer’s Institute  Best awards
  • Finalists in SBID International Interior Architecture awards
  • Best exhibition of the Year NZ National Fieldays
  • Stand of the show award – Intergraph Technologies
  • Best Design and Best Service awards
  • Trends International Design kitchen and bathroom finalist awards
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