About Diane Plesset – D. P. Design

Photo of Diane Plesset, CMKBD, C.A.P.S., NCIDQ owner of D. P. Design

Diane Plesset, CMKBD, C.A.P.S., NCIDQ

D. P. Design was established in April, 1984 by Diane Plesset. She feels strongly that every homeowner deserves to be treated as a special person with unique needs, not just a number. She is passionate about helping people, using her talents, training, and experience to make the building or remodeling process as enjoyable as possible. Her listening skills and attention to detail are phenomenal. Diane strives to work with Homeowners, Contractors, and Suppliers to achieve the best results by maintaining honest, reliable communication, and ethical business practices, using the latest technology as a tool. Four words define D. P. Design’s goals:

Listen. Inform. Create. Satisfy.

Diane’s philosophy: Be loving, compassionate and understanding with everyone. Respect and admire uniqueness. Share the abundance. Help others. If you desire to remodel your kitchen or bathroom,  want an addition to your home, or want to remodel other areas of your home, Contact Diane  to get more information about how D. P. Design can help you.


Diane’s Certifications:

Diane’s Personal History, Hobbies, and Interests:

Diane has always been interested in Architecture, and has vivid memories of going into Downtown Portland, seeing all of the old buildings graced with columns. But the columns were different! Why? Her eighth-grade teacher at Kennedy School  assigned the students to write a term paper about any subject of personal interest (even a family dog named “Spot”), as long as they thoroughly researched it. She chose the order of Greek columns: Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian.

Here’s what Diane says about her admiration of and fascination with Frank Lloyd Wright:

“I can’t remember when I became interested in Frank Lloyd Wright, but it was his Gordon House  that brought me back to Oregon from the Bay Area, and inspired me to design our award-winning home, “Evergreen“  in Oregon City.”

Diane loves music, and has played the piano since she was 8 years old. Now the proud owner of a Yamaha Clavinova, she loves to create gift cd’s with her husband, Jay. They met in San Francisco, when he was working at a high-end stereo store in the Financial District, and ended up owning the store, which led to Diane going to design school. Jay and Diane have known each other for over 40 years, and they’ve been married for over 35 years.

About her other creative interests, Diane says:

“I love to write, especially if it helps others in any way. My first book, “THE Survival Guide: Home Remodeling won the Pinnacle Award for Best How-to Book the year it was published, and I’m in the process of revising and expanding it to include information about accessible design and sustainability. I’m also writing a book about the magical process of building our dream home.

“Art, crafts, sewing, gardening, reading, and entertaining are other hobbies that I love. Guess you can surmise that I love anything and everything that’s creative!”

After reading Simon Sinek’s book, “Start with Why,” she discovered the “why” that’s motivated and inspired her since childhood:

“See the Possibilities. Create a Positive Difference.”


D. P. Design’s Primary Service Area

Map With D. P. Design Primary Service Area


Oregon City To:

  •  Molalla, Aurora, Hubbard, and Canby (South)
  • Wilsonville, Sherwood, Tualatin, Tigard,  Beaverton (West)
  • Gladstone,Milwaukie,HappyValley,Lake Oswego, Portland, Vancouver, Camas, Troutdale, Gresham (North)
  •  Damascus, Sandy, Estacada, Rhododendron (East)

We can also work with you if you live farther away, using “virtual meetings.”  We’ve successfully worked with a client as far away as Germany. Anything is possible!