Studio Pleun – led by Pleun van Akkerveeken is an interiordesign and decoration studio with a showroom in the heart of the Netherlands, Culemborg, with projects across the country. We work with lots of gorgeous fabrics, wallpapers, furniture and colour schemes, creating interior concepts suited to the personal taste of our clients. Pleun works preferably with natural products, such as linen, wool, cotton, hemp or even linen with goatshair or chalk in it. Focusing on made-to-measure and bespoke pieces, most soft furnishings are handmade.
A home, a lifestyle. Who are you and how would you like to live? A home full of beautiful things, for relaxed living. Whether you’re looking for colour schemes, window dressing or a complete make-over of your living space, Pleun listens to your wishes and can convert the ideas into a personalised interior. We can translate ideas and individual requirements onto moodboards, which will help you visualise a scheme and create beautiful and workable design solutions for your home. It’ll be just the way you like it. The way we live reflects our interests, moods, feelings and character every day. Coming home.
Behind the scenes of Studio Pleun you’ll find the energetic Pleun van Akkerveeken, with over 25 years of experience as a interiors, fashion and pr consultant. Driven by her passion for interiors & fashion, she’s always up to date with current lifestyle trends.
Her upbringing in both the U.K. and the Netherlands are shown in her individual style of mix cultures.
Pleun learned her profession of styling at the Arts University of Bournemouth in the U.K. She graduated in Fashion Design & Marketing back in the nineties, which included subjects such as Design, Styling, Fashion photography, Marketing and Promotions.
After her study, Pleun started at Marie-Claire magazine. First at the Dutch one, but soon after she moved back to the U.K. to work at the English Marie-Claire. It was in London that she learned all about “PR & Styling”. She worked for eight years in London, as a Publicity Manager, Stylist and PR Manager at companies such as Laura Ashley, Bhs, and the Arcadia Group, known for its fashion brands such as TopShop, TopMan, Racing Green, Principles, Dorothy Perkins, Evans and Burton Menswear.
At the Body Shop International, Pleun was Head of Global Public Relations and responsible for worldwide media- and visual communications strategy. She managed various teams and advised the Board of Directors on various issues.
She decided to settle down in the Netherlands when her children were born and started her own business back in 2007, focusing on the things she loves most; designing interiors and working with fabrics.
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