Deborah Van Plew
Principal, Interior Design Director
Purdue University – Boiler UP!!
Deborah is widely recognized in the industry for her stylish, understated residential and hospitality design. After graduating from Purdue University with a BS in interior design, she relocated to the Lowcountry in 1986 to begin her entrepreneurial career. She committed her talents exclusively to the interior design industry in 1993, with a focus on high-end residential, luxury hotels and signature restaurant projects.
Discovering new sources and the latest design innovations allows Deborah to bring a fresh approach to each project. Her sharp eye for detail, scale, and balance ensures her interiors are refined and tasteful interpretations of current trends and a unique reflection of each client’s passions and lifestyle. Whether creating a modern Lowcountry residential environment or an engaging hospitality space, Deborah’s designs are original, effortlessly livable, and continually inspired by her global travel experience.
Describe your process: Whether designing a home, a space, or an object: determine the mission –create a vision – seek inspiration – develop concept – review & finalize concept – edit – edit – edit - edit
Quote relevant to your work life: “Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rodgers
What is that life changing song or album: The Police – Outlandos d’Amour
Who is the best movie villain: Darth Vader
What is the next thing on your bucket list: Amangiri Utah or Maldives for a week or have small home out west
Where would you relocate if you were forced to leave the country: España coast / Barcelona