about us


“We bring concepts to life to help clients foster confidence through the power of design.”

-nelly arnold, founder

personal space is consulting firm that believes that how people live, what people use, and what people wear directly impact self-confidence and individuality. We believe design is where material meets soul.

Founded in 2014, our intimate coaching-type relationship with clients affords us the luxury to create strategy and products that are truly trend-forward and speak directly to the client’s goals. personal space builds self-confidence and individuality through the power of design.

personal space’s casual but fun culture is renowned for bottling the essence of the client, shaking it up, and pouring out a soulful interpretation of the client’s true identity.

Principal Designer Nelly Arnold attracts an enviable roster of clientele from the technology, entertainment, and retail as well as local tastemakers and intellectuals. Her trademark approach focuses on design thinking methodologies and creative business strategies.

Standout accolades for Nelly include Billy Penn’s Who’s Next: Entrepreneur, featured entrepreneur on Capturing Lightening, featured interior designer for the Philadelphia Furniture Bank and Pathway’s to Housing blog, and a select few of Philadelphia’s Keeper and Connectors.

She volunteers with the Philadelphia Furniture Bank and Pathways to Housing to combat homelessness in the City.

Nelly resides in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia with her shih tzu Benny.

How We Build Confidence with Great Design

Each product is thoughtfully designed to reflect the client’s culture, personality, and style. Clients often feel that, at the end of the design process, their aesthetic was challenged and stretched. We follow a specific process to ensure the we craft a space supporting the client’s goals and deliver a project on time and within budget.


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