The Painted Home

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Denise Sabia, Philly 'burbs based interior designer extraordinaire and author of “The Painted Home” blog, has an exceptional eye that takes everyday items found in flea markets, thrift shops or simply along the roadside and turns them into unique pieces that freshen and warm your home … without breaking your budget. Denise’s fun, engaging personality and savvy design style has been featured on HGTV’s Design Basics and FOX 29’s Good Day Philadelphia. Her blog has been highlighted in Flea Market Style magazine and has been nominated for Country Living magazine’s 2011 “Blue Ribbon Blogger” award. Denise began dabbling in design over 20 years ago by decorating children’s rooms as a hobby. She transitioned to unique paint finishes and furniture, while studying design at Philadelphia University. Her client base continued to grow as did her portfolio of work, branching out to decorating entire homes.
Denise currently lives in Ambler, PA with her husband, 3 kids, a dog, several chickens, a lizard and the oldest living hermit crab known to mankind.

Certification and Awards
Best of Houzz 2012
Best of Houzz 2013
Ambler, PA US 
Denise Sabia 
Ambler, Pennsylvania,
United States, 19002 
The Painted Home now has a photo featured in an ideabook

Mix Your Plates for Memorable Table Settings

Hodgepodges are happenin’ — learn how to combine different-style dishes, silverware and glassware for a highly personal look Full Story
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Enjoyed all the comments here and the great idea book. I love china and mix and match a lot. I have only a few of some things and lots of fruit bowls, for example. I am always looking for ways to mix what I have for the number of people I am expecting. I too find the table setting process very enjoyable and get my rewards when friends and family have a wonderful time setting around it. A cousin of mine once told me that a beautiful table setting, including the center piece items, will make up for less than gourmet food. Just serve it well!

I also like to use vintage items for a new purpose on the table. I use small paper napkins under bowls and plates to keep them from moving while adding more color and interest and still using a cloth napkin in the usual way. I might use an egg cup or shot glass for sauce or a desert topping and I've used small ash trays for dessert bowls like the clover leaf one below on a demitasse cup saucer. I like to use plain contemporary pieces mixed with vintage or antique. And sometimes I use to two full sets of china and mix up the plates, bowls… so two place setting beside each other are opposites. Below are some pieces I've put together.
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A few more mix matched pieces.
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Review by veertster:

Denise is one of the most creative designers we have met. I live in coastal NJ and built my house with her design expertise. I wanted a coastal feel that was ...
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Review by delaneys01:

We brought Denise in to help us with a new addition project. She first consulted on the design amd layout of our kitchen. She convinced us to put a painted isla...
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Review by kitchen237:

Our new kitchen is a dream come true thanks to Denise! She played an integral part in every decision we made from the floor plan, mudroom design, vintage light...
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Review by Joey Fortman:

Denise has been absolutely amazing in helping me get my house in order before baby. She's a ton of fun to be around AND an outstanding designer!!! I will hire ...
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Review by carriecinquanto:

Denise came highly recommended to me by my two sisters-in-law who hired her as an interior designer. Hiring Denise has actually SAVED me money. Rooms can easi...
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