Daphne Bradley

Owner/Interior Designer

Specializing in Re-design. Design By Daphne can walk you through as little or as much as you like. Furniture and Cabinet painting, color consultations, and custom window treatments are top used services. Specializing in using Chalk and Matt finish Paints delivering a hand finished custom look. 


Design By Daphne's goal is to work within the client's budget, style and time frame creating an appealing, functional and comfortable space.

 

A little about Daphne:

A Chester County native, Daphne has been a hands-on construction helper and re modeler since a child. Her father built their family home, and Daphne and her siblings were right there, hammer and nails in hand.


“I can remember when I was little I would always move things in my bedroom and around the house, loved to pick flowers and arrange them in glasses. I would make things out of just about anything you could think of. But really what shaped me into becoming a designer was growing up with a father that was always building or painting. He built our family home while I was growing up. He wasn’t shy with letting us help. Hammer, nails, paint brush….I learned to use them all and haven’t put them down since,” Daphne explains.


She listens to the customer and then puts her creativity to work to bring their vision to life.


Working in the business for over 17 years, Interior Designer Daphne Bradley started Design By Daphne, LLC, in 2008. Daphne takes pride in being able to provide clients with unique and creative designs, reflecting their needs and life style without breaking their budget.


"Sometimes it is as simple as rethinking how you use what you already have."

Mariana Otersen

Job Site Supervisor

 

 Mariana has been working with Design By Daphne since 2019. After graduating high school, Mariana studied Business at West Chester University, where she was a member of the dance team.

 

Now, Mariana lives in West Chester with her pet bunny. In her free time Mariana likes to paint on canvas and paint furniture, like we do at DBD. Mariana also enjoys going to the gym and taking ballet classes when not working.

 

 

"Being a member of the DBD team has been a blessing. It is such a nice work environment that has brought me a second family." ~Mariana 

Sam Bradley

Painter

Avon Grove High Shcool Graduate of 2021. Excelled in the arts.

 

 

"Most of you who know me, know that I have been tagging along with my mom, Daphne, since I was a child, to all of her past to present jobs. Kauffaman's Furniture, craft shows and now DBD. I've learned so much along the way. Painting being my favorite. Art is a passion, drawing, painting, digital art, costuming, I just love it all. I really cant remember a time when I did not have a paint brush or marker in my hand. As long as I am doing something artsy I'm happy." ~Sam 

 

Sam is lookig forward to continuing a education in digital art and costuming.

 

 

Hillary McNeil

Painter

 

A Chester County native, Hillary has been working for Design By Daphne since July 2020.

 

"It has been one of the most fulfilling learning experiences for me. All my life, I’ve loved art and design, but never knew how to express my creativity in the work place. In high school, I was on track to work in the food industry, as I thought the culinary arts were my passion. I worked in restaurants for a few years, and realized that it wasn’t as fulfilling as I’d hoped.

 

One day, I saw that Design By Daphne was hiring. Submitting my application was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! I’ve learned so many valuable skills from Daphne. I found a place where I feel I really belong, a team that helps me grow and expand my skills, and a job that truly allows me to express my creativity." ~Hillary

Diana Laura

Painter

Diana Laura, is the newest member. Joining after earning her Bachelor of Arts degree from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 2020.  Diana wanted to find a job where she could express her creativity and Design by Daphne fit the bill. 

 

"I’ve been fortunate to have a mentor in Daphne. As a young female artist, I relate to and admire Daphne’s goals, dreams, and accomplishments. In my spare time, I create abstract sculptures using metal, wood and stone. Through my job at DBD, I have enjoyed learning a new creative outlet: the craft of artisan painting.

 

Many of you have seen my painting skills at work in your cabinetry and furniture pieces. I invite you to check out my sculptures on my Insta @dianalauradesigns." ~ Diana

Amy Steinmetz

Part-time Summer Painter


A teacher with Octorara Area School District, Amy joins us during the summer months when she is not teaching.  Amy loves her teaching job, but also enjoys the hands on creative outlet that she finds working with DBD.

Kelly Lewis

Business Manager

Kelly joined DBD early in 2021.

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