Rusty Plum Design is Merren Asquith, Interior Designer and Upholsterer; and Mark Asquith, Landscape Consultant and Gardener.
We offer interior and landscape solutions that incorporate local context, loved furniture, unique objects, and gardens that belong.
We approach our projects in this way because we care about sustaining our community, regenerating our lands, valuing nice old stuff, and promoting the use of good design in everyday life.
What’s our passion?
A space that works well creates ‘flow’, and can be both energising and enjoyable, or relaxing and calming.
We at Rusty Plum Design care about the provenance of items, love to revive garden pieces, or restore the beauty of furniture, so they can be loved all over again.
Yes you can afford our services
Many people may feel that engaging a designer or consultant is costly, intimidating or unnecessary.
What can make the difference between ‘great’, and ‘less than ideal’, is collaboration, skill, good communication, and the provenance of your unique landscape.
We will work with you to identify and prioritise your needs and help find a solution that you will love.
By using renovated pieces, and emphasising local flora and regional character, we will be able to achieve both cost savings and authentic designs.
This could be a small project such as upholstering a much loved chair, restoring your favourite wicker piece, devising a plant list for your garden, or advising on the recovery of your soil’s health.
We are friendly, approachable, used to listening, and competitively priced so we expect that you will feel comfortable to discuss your idea with us and bring your project into reality.
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Merren Asquith helped me enormously in planning and designing my new kitchen to a given budget. She provided some great ideas in a detailed report which covered everything from the overall concept to a computerised layout, including colours and exact storage combinations. Several of her ideas provided solutions to a few problems I couldn’t get my head around. It was great to have that fresh input with someone who could understand and discuss options.”
Carole Kostanich, Repton