What is your mission?

My mission is to help others live a simple, joyful and more natural life at home. I believe a more natural life is one of mindfulness, contentedness and purpose, which begins with connecting with nature, and living and working in spaces that promote simplicity and meaning.  

Do you have a particular style?

I work with clients to find their own unique style, but on every project I strive for timeless, sustainable, simple and harmonious spaces that are both functional and beautiful. I’m also known for using natural elements, colours and textures.

I have a low budget for right now. Can you still help? 

Yes! I’m dedicated to helping you make your home functional and beautiful right now, using what you already have, or by adding key pieces that will last.  I’ll help you keep your costs low, while still making a major impact. 

How do I start the process?

Check out my online refresh options, including hourly redesign coaching.  Choose the option, fill out the brief survey form, I'll invoice you and we'll get started by email and Skype or Facetime. 

If you live in Fredericton, contact me for an in-home consultation and advice. We’ll make a plan for the project and move on from there. 

And make sure to sign up for my weekly email and online resource den filled with simple advice, books, worksheets and shopping sources.   

Where are you located?

Refreshed Designs is located in a rural area on the East Coast of Canada just outside of the picturesque river valley city of Fredericton, New Brunswick. I also offer online refresh services available to anyone not in this corner of the world. 

I don’t live in New Brunswick, Canada.
Can you still help me?

Definitely!  No matter where you live, I can provide an e-fresh and redesign coaching via Skype or Facetime.   Sometimes that’s all you need to pull a plan together and move forward. 

How do you charge for your services?

I offer a choice of online consultation options whether you need some quick advice, a month of lifestyle coaching, or an e-design for a full room refresh. If you have a larger project I’ll work with you to come up with a fair plan (hourly or  flat fee). When it comes to purchasing materials and furnishings, quotes are initially provided for review and approval and then invoices are created. 

Will you work with my contractor?

Absolutely. If you’re undertaking a renovation, your contractor will do the heavy lifting and I’ll synergize with them to work effectively and efficiently in accomplishing the design and function you want.  If you need a recommendation, I can provide contractor resources that I trust. 

Do you work with affiliates on your website?

Yes, I do sometimes work with affiliates and receive affiliate income from products I promote.  I believe in supporting talented makers through Etsy, Great.ly and other e-commerce avenues. I also sometimes work with company sponsors who can provide value to my readers.  These companies and products  will always be from craftspeople, artists and brands that I genuinely admire and feel good about. They will align with the natural, simple and sustainable standards I adhere to. I will always be transparent when I receive products, discounts, reimbursements or affiliate income for writing about or promoting a product or company. 

Can I use the images on your website?

Yes, most images on this site and my  social media sites are my own, and I'm very happy to share these with you, but please give credit and link back. While I have taken care on this site   to credit others'  images properly, if I have not done so correctly, please let me know and I’ll make it right.