Anne Sluman is the owner and lead designer of Refined Staging & Interiors. Anne's love of design, decorating, colour and her attention to detail make her a valuable asset to any home staging or design project.
Anne actually left the industry for many years, for several different reasons. Other priorities came along - marriage, buying a house and starting a family. At the time she needed more consistency and stability, so by fluke, ended up getting into accounting. Talk about going in a different direction!
Anne worked for a global hearing aid manufacturer for 10 years! She learned a lot, met some great people and made lifelong friends and loved the fact that they were helping people with their hearing loss! During this time she continued to work part-time doing decorating and staging projects, but didn't focus on it.
A couple years ago she and her husband thought about moving. It was during the process of seeing houses with their realtor that Anne's interest and passion for design, decorating and home staging was reignited!
She couldn't stop thinking about it and was worried and nervous at the same time! Even though she would be leaving a wonderful company and even better co-workers, Anne knew in her gut that it was what she needed to do. Anne felt a pull so strong, deep in her soul, that she had to try to get back into the business or would regret it for the rest of her life.
Anne quit her job! At the time she was anxious and didn't want to sit around and wait for someone to possibly hire her, so she decided to start her own thing! It has been a crazy adventure and there has been a learning curve for sure, but Anne is so excited and motivated to help her clients love their home or sell their house for top dollar!
Staged to Sell ~ Designed to Live
Anne graduated with a diploma from the Interior Design program at Sheridan College and has earned the Accredited Staging Professional™ (ASP®) designation. She has experience working for furniture, fabric and home décor stores and has also worked with award-winning designer, Jane Lockhart.
When Anne is not working on staging or design projects, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children. She also enjoys singing (soprano) and creating floral arrangements at the church she belongs to, golfing (not often enough) and spending time at the family cottage in Muskoka.
Anne loves being near the water, coastal inspired interiors, all things nautical and the colour blue!