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Simone van der Plas, previously known as Encompass Ideas Interior Design and Architecture, is an award-winning and innovative Interior Designer servicing Wellington and the Kapiti Coast. With a strong focus on beautiful spaces that are both functional and creatively designed, Simone works collaboratively with her clients to help find solutions that encourage you to think outside-the-box and achieve a result that is sustainable and unique. No two projects are the same, whether it’s a residential design or a commercial space. With experience designing exhibitions, you can rest assured your space has the ability to look larger and lighter than ever before with Simone’s expertise. It’s her hands-on approach to design and collaboration that allows her to provide unique interior or architectural design for both residential and commercial spaces. She enjoys challenging spaces that allow her to challenge her own creativity, providing full-service expertise on colour schemes, Kitchens, Bathrooms and furnishings. With 3 award-winning kitchens in her portfolio, it’s no surprise that Simone specialises in Kitchen Design Services. As a Professional Member of the NZ Designer’s Institute and the National Kitchen and Bathroom Association, she has won many awards, both locally in New Zealand and internationally, while having projects published in multiple local and international editorial pieces. With a record like that, who knows? Maybe your next kitchen will be an award-winning design!

Services Provided

3D Rendering, Custom Built-ins, Custom Cabinets, Custom Kitchen Cabinets, Custom Pantries, Custom Shelving, Floor Plans, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Renovating, Lighting Design, Splashback Installation, Benchtop Installation, Cabinet Installation, Cooktop and Oven Installation, Custom Benchtops, Pantry Design

Areas Served

Wellington, Kapiti Coast District, Manawatu-Wanganui, Wairarapa, Hawke's Bay


NKBA Awards 2010-2017: Regional Kitchen of the Year award, Resene Best use of colour. Best Awards - Silver & Bronze. Soc. of British and International Interior Designers - Intll Interior Design Awards Finalist 2012, 2016, 2017. Trends Intl Design awards - Finalist 2017 Finalist 2018.

Professional Information

Professional Member Designer's Institute of New Zealand. NKBA - National Kitchen and Bathroom Association


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Business Details

Business Name

Simone van der Plas Encompass Ideas

Phone Number

021 599 955


28 Arcus Rd
Te Horo RD 2
New Zealand

Typical Job Cost

$3,000 - $950,000


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