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For this week’s “Business Spotlight” we sat down with Kathleen Penney, owner of Kathleen L. Penney Interiors, which is located at 35 S High Street!


1. Tell me about your store and any particular things you believe make it unique.

We are a full-service Residential Interior Design Firm as well as a Hunter Douglas Priority Dealer, selling blinds, shades, and shutters. We offer extensive knowledge in all facets of Interior Design spanning over 20 years in the industry. We are the proud recipients of the “Best of Houzz” Award for the past nine years in a row, and 95% of our new business is referrals.


2. What services or products do you offer?

We offer Renovation and Construction Project Management, including space planning, materials and finishes selections, installation review, etc. Interior Design projects may include, but are not limited to: furniture floor planning and furniture specification, custom window coverings and window treatments, custom built-ins and furniture, mill work, flooring, carpet and rugs, lighting, accessories, etc. We are available to work on a consulting basis for those smaller projects as well!


3. How long have you been in business?

I have been in the interior design industry for over 22 years. For the past two + decades, I have built my business based on a foundation of customer service and have cultivated a team of professional service providers in all facets of home design and décor.


4. What do you love most about being located in West Chester?

Being a part of the downtown community, we believe strongly in supporting local businesses and tradesmen and tradeswomen.


5. What can you tell me about the culture or atmosphere of your store?

We have built a business on making design services accessible and offering a friendly, collaborative, customer service-focused environment.


6. Is there anything else you would like to share about your store?

We have a Design Studio in West Chester with a full library of materials samples to help make selections for your home. Clients can visit us on S. High Street (by appointment only) or we are available to come to your home. Our in-home design consultations are focused on guiding our clients to the best selections and decisions to suit your style, function, and budget and create the home you envision.

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**Design fees apply, please call for details.

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