About Refined

Refined is the creation of Anna Applegate and Kathryn Ivey, who combine years of design training with a love for finding classic furnishings and accessories and updating them to fit today's chic interiors. 

Seeking an alternative to mass-produced home decor, Anna and Kathryn feel that one's home should be personal and distinctive, so each piece they sell is one of a kind. And by reviving vintage items with their creative eyes, the girls strive to encourage responsible, "green" design. 

Monday, April 6, 2009

Bringing Back The Vanity...

There is something to be said about the femininity of a woman having her "nook" in the bedroom, where she can sit and "freshen up" or put on her jewelry. I daydream about having an area like this, yet I am usually putting on the last touches of my makeup while fighting road rage in rush hour traffic and then hoping I applied everything in the right place when I get out of my car!

(all images via Domino Magazine) - sorry the images are small. I could not get the original images since the magazine folded...hmmpf!

Refined is helping to bring back the idea of the vanity with our newest addition, a glossy red wrought iron vanity chair. I just love the lines of this little chair, and it reminded me of Zoey Deschanel's wrought iron bench featured in one of the last Dominos. Check out our site for more information.

(image via Domino Magazine)


Friday, April 3, 2009

Happy Friday

Spring has finally arrived...

I took this photo while on a jog today, and I just love tulip trees! I hope you get outside to enjoy the beautiful spring weather this weekend wherever you are! ~ Kathryn

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

New Inventory at Refined

Check out these and other new items available on our website, www.refinedstyle.net


Monday, March 30, 2009

Dare Devil Dining Room

As I was flipping through the January issue of W Magazine, I came across the home of Agnes Gund, a philanthropist and world renowned art collector. I was drawn to her fabulous dining room with its peacock blue walls and the captivating painting by Roy Lichtenstein. I love the juxtaposition between the contemporary, avant-garde painting with the traditional table and chairs. The blue walls seem to harmonize the juxtapositions into a delicious room!

I dream of having a dining room with walls painted this same blue, and maybe these fun chairs?


Friday, March 27, 2009