The timing was right for Penny Klinedinst to expand her home design, decor, lifestyle and apparel store at the 8th and Railroad shopping center.
Klinedinst is expanding Simply Perfect into the former Rug and Relic space next door, which closed its doors in 2020, to help showcase more of her interior design work.
“This has always been in the back of our mind,” Klinedinst said of the expansion.
And this isn’t new for Klinedinst — space has meant everything to her store.
While Klinedinst started her interior design work in 1999, she opened Simply Perfect in 2006 as a retail side of her business. The store grew from 800 square feet to more than 8,000 square feet, to fit not only the growing retail side of Simply Perfect, but the apparel side of her business, Threads. She also bought Plum’s Cooking Company a few doors down in 2016.
But as retail demanded more space, her first passion of interior design was pushed to the back. Her interior design studio, where she plans and creates spaces for her clients, is hidden in a 400 square foot room at the back of Simply Perfect.
“No one knows about that work because it’s