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About Me


Tyra Leonard started Refined when she helped a neighbor downsize in Wilmette.  Since then, Refined has grown exponentially by word-of-mouth.  A North Shore native, Tyra has always had a passion for working with people and a lifelong love of art and design. She learned from her mother, Elaine, that a creating beauty in your home provides comfort and warmth for your family.  Working one-on-one with her clients, sharing her ideas, and upcycling home furnishings is very rewarding. Tyra graduated from Bucknell University and the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned degrees in teaching and counseling.  

What my Clients are Saying


 Working with Tyra is a breeze! I'm so glad I chose to sell my items with her -- she does everything A - Z from coming over to measure, to taking photos, to listing items online & organizing them on a shared spreadsheet, to communicating with interested buyers & coordinating pick up/delivery, etc. & MORE! I'm admittedly a high maintenance client & she answers EVERY text, phone call, question with a smile on her face. Added bonus - she has a great eye for design & can also help to find you treasures through her connections! If you're looking to downsize or just get organized, Refined 60091 comes highly recommended!