We're Chris + Danica (and our pup Teddy) - the owners of Refined Design!
We started this thing called Refined Design back in 2014 and consider it a HUGE blessing to be able to do what we love every single day! Plus I (Danica) get to work in sweats so I don't hate that either.
It's safe to say we love interior design but there's more to our story than just that...
In 2010 I (Danica) walked through the door and stepped into my new dorm room for my freshman year of college. I was the most anxious I had ever been in my life and leaving everything I knew to move to another state for college was definitely a giant leap for a nervous girl like myself.
My 12ft x 12ft cement block dorm room with one window was far from fancy but it was a space that I could claim as my own. It was during my first year of college when I started to see the value of creating a comfortable space for myself. I wanted to create a place where I could be myself, relax, and seek shelter when life around me got too overwhelming. I needed a safe haven – a place of retreat.
I hung photos of friends and decorated my shelves with pieces that made me happy. Soon this tiny dungeon of a room started to become a place of comfort, rejuvenation, and a safe haven for not only myself, but my friends as well.
This is why we do Refined Design every day – because no matter how outgoing or introverted you may be, everyone needs a place of refuge where you can truly find comfort and peace. We’re not here to add to your collection of “things you don’t need.” We just want to help create a space within your home where you feel safe, comfortable, and at peace.