Penelope Daborn’s work has been photographed for Coastal Living (most recently for the September 2008 issue), Accent Magazine (May/June 2008), Traditional Home, and Maine Home & Design.
In addition to private residences, recent institutional and business clients have included such diverse entities as Colby College, the Brighton Pavilion of Maine Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, Lapoint Industries, Coanda Effect and DiMillo’s Marina.
Clients’ comments have included:
” When my partner and I bought our Cape Neddick home, I was hesitant to use a designer… So I was pleasantly surprised at what a huge boon Penny was to the project. If it weren’t for her, the house wouldn’t be nearly as interesting. She not only shared, but enhanced our vision in ways we never would have considered. There’s a wow-factor that comes from the variety of fabrics and textures to which Penny introduced us. Even our friends who are artists and decorators are impressed. ” ( D. Knauss )
” Penelope’s design talent, professionalism and collaborative approach are superb… She has a gift for sizing up a situation or potential space expediently, and always with the client’s needs, personal style and resources at the forefront… her attention to detail is exemplary in terms of ensuring design excellence. ” ( T. Powers )
” I trust Penny to manage things long distance. ” ( C. Goldman )
” Penny has an elegant, serene style that I have felt comfortable with all along and her color sense has transformed my homes. Even my once-skeptical husband now sees the value in dollars spent on professional design. ” ( S. Burns )
” This was our first exposure to interior design and we found the experience to be rewarding and informative. Service was nothing less than friendly and courteous… We absolutely love the way the rooms compliment one another; they have a very warm and inviting atmosphere. ” ( T. Jordan )
Please do not hesitate to contact us if a list of references would be helpful.
As a founding partner of one of northern New England’s largest architectural/engineering and planning firms, I have worked with a number of fine interior design professionals. We have chosen Penny to work with on the selection of paint for our own homes; she has one of the best eyes for color of any I have met.
Arthur Thompson, SMRT, Portland ME
For me, Penelope Daborn Ltd. has it all , including the best choice in fabrics as well as in services. Penny uses the talented local skills of Maine craftsmen whenever she can, and, best of all, she is sensitive and open to your own ideas, taste, and schedules - all the while using her own considerable talents to guide you in making your home very much your own. She and her team are the BEST!