A mutual friend introduced us to Lauren France & Jess MacDonald, a few months ago, and we have been very blessed to get to know these girls at the start of their journey. Their newly-launched lifestyle brand and business, The Refinery Co., is "dedicated to championing what it means to create."

Refinery Co., Chicago Lifestyle, Events, Interiors, Furniture Refinishing


In addition to furniture restoration and interior styling, the Refinery Co. website is a source of "inspiration covering everything from home design to spiritual encouragement."  

Lauren & Jess are particularly passionate about championing small creative businesses, and host a blog series featuring artists and creatives. We were very honored when they asked us to be part of their series!

You can read the full interview here about how we got our start (almost 3 years ago now!) and some of the behind the scenes of our business.

You can also sign up for updates from the Refinery Co. newsletter here and follow along with their Instagram.  

Thanks so much, Lauren & Jess, for having us!


{Photos courtesy of The Refinery Co.}

AuthorLaura Irion