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Simple Home. Simple Life.

Refreshed Designs offers coaching, courses & resources to help you design the life you want by strategically creating spaces, systems, and habits that support your intentions.

Hi, I'm Kelly Anderson,

Kelly Anderson, interior design and simple living coach at Refreshed Designs  

a space & lifestyle (re)design coach who's discovered that the best part of simple design is that it allows us to make space for more purpose & joy, and gives us the time & energy to make a meaningful contribution in the world. That's why I pursue, inspire & teach natural living and simple, sustainable design that will help us live healthier and happier lives.

Throughout my 20's and 30's, I  gained a ton of knowledge, experience, and mentors in jobs that took me from one end of the country to the other.  I moved in and out of more houses and apartments than I care to count, climbed the corporate ladder, lived a fast-paced life and accumulated lots of 'stuff'.  I drifted from one opportunity to the next and was grateful for every blessing that came my way, but still felt like something was missing. And because of that I experienced episodes of depression and anxiety, which led to weight struggles and other health problems. I wasn't living intentionally, nor was my life fully aligned with my values and passions. 

So I slowed down to reconnect with what I wanted to do and why, and made small, gradual shifts in how I live. I began to eat a plant-based diet, switched to natural and organic beauty and home products, grew spiritually, took up meditation and yoga, and adopted an 'Essentialist' approach to life. I also balanced work with play by taking weekend courses to learn new things like interior design, organization, photogaphy, sustainability and entrepreneurship. I eventually quit the 9-5 race to move back to the small town where I grew up and where family and friends surround me. Now I'm building a business that serves others and that's meaningful to both me and the greater good. I've created new systems and habits, a home and workspace that help me thrive, and I'm living modestly and with balance. At least most days! 

Want to join me in pursuing a more natural and simple life with intention? Here are some ways I might be able to help:

E-Fresh Design

An e-fresh is an online e-design board and plan that will allow you to create a space that's calming, beautiful and functional. I'll help you create a plan around your own ideas and using as much of your own furniture as possible, saving you time and money. You implement the plan on your own time and making your own decisions about the final look.

Group Talks

I give workplace lunch-n-learns and group talks about how to simplify our spaces to make them healthier so that we are more productive and less stressed. Our environments play a big rol in optimal performance. Get in touch to see how we could work together to inspire your group to be their best.  

One-Hour Design Coaching

You don't need an expensive designer to create a beautiful home. I offer coaching sessions that will quickly help you figure out how to simplify your home, give you the sources & instructions you need, and answer questions that are holding you back from creating the beautiful and functional space that you dream about. 

The Blog

The Refreshed Designs blog is a treasure trove of ideas, tutorials, sources & solutions to simplify living and the spaces we do it in. There are almost 400 posts to help you find balance in all areas of your life: home, work, health, and of course, design. Start here to find ideas and inspiration. 

5-Day Calm Course

If you need a jump start on gaining more control of your hectic lifestyle and chaotic home, start with my FREE 5-day course that will help you simplify and be more productive and calm at home and work. A simple email course that you can implement in just 30 minutes a day, this tool will dramatically impact your life for the better. 

Writing

I love to write. Especially about simple, natural living, home design and wellness. If you'd like to commission an article or blog post that will engage your audience with thoughtful ideas, please contact me. I'd love to chat about how we might collaborate. See my sample freelance writing here.

What clients are saying...

Angela McGibbon: Design Coaching & E-Fresh

Kelly has been a great help to me as I try to update an old victorian home. I have years of history with the home and want totally fresh new looks without changing anything! Hahah -some how Kelly helped me find the balance and make a beautiful comfortable space that feels just right. Kelly helped me move things along at a pace that worked for me and acted as a sounding board while I talked through ideas. I am looking forward to many more projects with Kelly.

Paula Buyting: E-Fresh

Kelly was so fabulous to work with. She was quick to grasp my style and the goal I had in mind. She found the best prices for the décor pieces she recommended and was always available for quick questions throughout the transformation of my basement. Creating a Pinterest page for us to share was so helpful at visually putting things together. She utilized furniture pieces in my home I had no idea where or what to do with. Best of all, we have a family room filled with new and old décor that we all want to spend time in. I highly recommend Kelly.

Janis Blimkie: Design Coaching

I discovered Kelly through a good friend of mine who she had done work for when she was living in our area. I contacted Kelly and she was fabulous. We were able to connect and tackle my design problem for my front foyer and staircase window that I have been struggling with for many years. I was able to consult and communicate with Kelly via technology . She is very thoughtful and respectful of your budget and design limitations as well as adding subtle changes which cost nothing to redesign.  I am very pleased with the process. Excellent experience !

Linda Dudek: Design Coaching

I had such a wonderful experience with Kelly. She has an amazing eye and is extremely talented at her craft. She also managed to accommodate my budget concerns and found so many fabulous pieces for my spare bedroom which guests love staying in now. Please see before and after pictures. Kelly helps you hone in on your style, provides a floor plan, great furniture options and color recommendations at every price point and all at a reasonable rate. She listened to my style preferences and nailed it with each of her recommendations and I was so happy with her services I hired her to redo my master bedroom. I will certainly be using her for our decorating projects in the future and highly recommend you do too. Thank you Kelly!

Shannon & Mitchell McMaster: E-Fresh

Kelly was fantastic to work with. She came to our 1940s bungalow to meet with my partner and I about refreshing the spaces on our main floor - including the bathroom, kitchen, hallway and living room. Kelly had amazing ideas in terms of paint colours that would refresh and open the small spaces we had to work with, as well as what pieces (furniture, tables, cushions, décor) we could add to make the spaces more comfortable. What was amazing was her ease with working with our small budget and incorporating pieces we already had and re-purposing them like new. After an initial consult, a shopping trip, some paint and another consult we found ourselves in the home of our dreams and could not have been happier with the result, thanks to Kelly at Refreshed Designs. We love our living spaces now!

Janet Mackey: Design Coaching

Kelly  was just what we needed. She managed to see the potential of our little space and odd sort of items we treasured, to make them work again after many years of just being "put there". She was 'spot-on' with colour to link everything and 'refreshed' our home beautifully. Her fees are absolutely reasonable and I will be hiring her again when we move to the next stage of the renewal of our small home.
 
 

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