Charity’s passion for interior design started at a young age and has continued to grow throughout the years. With her father being a builder Charity had the opportunity to go out to the job sites with him and observe the projects he was working on. She was always so fascinated by what he did. She loved the entire process of it - from looking at the floor plans, to seeing the paint go on the walls, and every step in between. Seeing a house complete was the most satisfying part to her and inspired her to think of all the possibilities. As a young girl she was constantly repainting her own room, rearranging furniture, or sometimes she would even sit in the backyard and design the whole thing in her head. Her passion continues to grow each day as she learns more and more about design. Charity knew since she was 14 that she wanted to be an interior designer. Since then she has been working towards making that happen. She attended Missouri State University where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design. After graduation she took a job at Marc-Michaels in Winter Park, Florida working on high-end residential projects. During her time at Marc-Michaels she had the opportunity to work on projects in Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Miami, Manalapan, Cayman Islands, New York, and Aspen. Working on projects across the nation exposed Charity to several different lifestyles and challenged her to work with each client's unique style. Although this job was a great opportunity, Charity had dreams of starting her own company. In 2016 Charity moved back to Missouri and began taking on her own projects, then in January of 2017 she opened up the design studio and retail store.
``I’m the type of person that’s really affected by my surroundings. It’s crazy how much of an impact it has on my well being. I think a lot of other people are that way too, they just don’t realize it until they experience a space that makes them feel good right when they walk in.``
Kaitlin does a little bit of everything at Refine Studios. She is the face of the store and interacts with customers to determine their specific needs then assists them accordingly. She is also a very talented artist that works on several different projects in the studio such as macramé wall hangings, hand painted furniture, custom paintings, and more. On top of all that she also pots all of the plants and cares for them daily. Whether it’s talking with a customer or working on a project, Kaitlin does everything with passion and excitement. She truly enjoys making people happy!
Beth is the Photographer for Refine Studios. With her own separate photography business, she has excelled in the photography industry with her unique style and creative eye. Her photography skills allow us to showcase all the items we have here at the store and provide quality photos of Charity’s interior design projects. Beth is great at bringing creative ideas to life!