Heather Hodgson Interior Designer

About Heather

Heather Hodgson is a registered Interior Designer and member of many industry associations, including I.I.D.A. (International Interior Design Association), A.R.I.D.O. (Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario), I.D.C. (Interior Designers of Canada), and an intern member of the NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association).

Heather received a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree from the School of Interior Design at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. She has worked, honing her skills, with various prominent Toronto Interior Design firms since 1998.

In 2009, Heather launched her own residential Interior Design firm, called Refined by Design. Over the years, her professional experience includes a vast array of projects.  Heather has extensive experience with kitchen, bathroom and basement renovations.   Creating bespoke interiors has become a specialty.  Her extensive portfolio includes houses, condominiums and cottages in New York, San Francisco, Muskoka, Toronto, Durham region and throughout the GTA.

Please feel free to browse our gallery to see some of our various projects.

Client testimonials

Kitchen Renovation – SE in North York, Ontario

Heather Hodgson helped us transform our kitchen into a warm and contemporary space which fits in with the rest of our home. She listened to what we wanted and asked the right questions. We have a kitchen that suits us. The cupboard space is amazing. There is a place for everything. We were renovation and decorating neophytes and could not have done this project without her help. our new bathroom! Her ideas were amazing.

Furniture and Decorating – KH in North York, Ontario

We enlisted the help of Refined by Design after interviewing several Interior Designers. Heather worked closely with us to understand our tastes, and present several options of how our space could look, while incorporating some existing furniture. Heather was professional, timely, and on top of everything. For us, she took away the worry and stress out of having to furnish and decorate our home. While we went over budget a bit, we’re pleased with the end results and happy we did. We’re now looking at renovating our second floor and Heather has been and will be a part of this process for us. 

Kitchen Renovation – WA in Pickering, Ontario 

Refined by Design made our home a place where we are excited to come home every day & show it off! Heather was a pleasure to work with. She understood exactly what we were looking for even though we were unsure ourselves. She worked with us to incorporate all our ideas to truly personalize our space. Heather really made the process far less overwhelming than we thought it was going to be. She was very respectful of our budget and the trades that she recommended did an equally great job.  Because of her professionalism, the project was quite enjoyable


Bathroom Renovation – LF in Toronto, Ontario

Heather was integral in helping me start and complete my bathroom project. She was patient, resourceful and her suggestions always considered my needs and budget. Her suppliers and contractors were top notch and she always made sure that things progressed on schedule. I would highly recommend her and look forward to working with her on my next project. 

Kitchen Renovation – MW in Toronto, Ontario

Heather from Refined by Design was up front, very focused, knowledgeable and the design options she came up with were exactly what we were looking for. I would highly recommend her design services.

Bathroom Renovation, Living & Bedroom Furniture and Decoration – DH in Don Mills, Ontario

Heather listened to our ideas and worked with us to come to a totally positive result, in design, functionality, and cost. She monitored the work of her tradesmen, diligently and continued to discuss the ongoing work with us… keeping us “in the loop”. We love our new bathroom! Her ideas were amazing.

Kitchen Renovations, Bathroom Renovations,
Interior Design & Decorating - Toronto, Canada

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Specializing in Kitchen Renovations, Bathroom Renovations & Basement Refinishing
Also serving Durham, Leaside, North Toronto, Don Mills, North York, Lawrence Park, Pickering, and Muskoka

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