Our Team

Operating in Ontario, Canada the team at Harmonized Simplicity promises to work in partnership with our clients to demonstrate the benefits of property organization and design, in order to make the most of their homes, their lives and their futures.

Karen Bickerton

Owner and Manager, Certified Professional Property Stager (PPS), Designer

Karen has worked as a professional property stager, interior designer/decorator and professional organizer for over eight years. Owning her own business and working it as the sole proprietor, it is her love of people and the home design industry that has fueled her passion for this profession. She has worked with many different types of clients over the years, helping them organize their homes, colour their lives and move them on to their new future.

On the personal side, Karen is married to her husband of 24 years and has two wonderful sons.


Sharon Ann Bender

Certified Professional Property Stager (PPS) and Designer

Sharon Ann has maturity, wisdom, an eye for detail and an understanding of what clients need.
Her combined enthusiasm, creative sense, artistic nature and organizational skills have helped people change their homes into a comfortable, enjoyable living environments.

Sharon Ann was raised on a farm in a rural community outside of Ottawa. She worked for 22 years in administration for the Ottawa Carleton District School Board before retirement. Over the years Sharon Ann has helped many with decorating ideas, furniture selections and interpretations of homes. So for her the transition to a career in Home Design was very natural.

In the past five years Sharon Ann has assisted in transforming homes into houses that sell. The end result being a property that will leave that lasting “Wow” impression in a busy buyer’s market.

A proud mother of 2 and grandmother of 3, Sharon Ann enjoys living in a 120 year old home in Kemptville, where her personal art work is displayed.


Sandra O’Brien Urschatz

Certified Professional Property Stager (PPS) and Designer

Sandy grew up in Ireland and as a teenager always loved painting and interior decorating. She often found herself organizing and changing things around at both her parents and friends homes. She is a genius at turning any house into a home that is efficient, inviting and cozy. Her talents go beyond interior design as she instantly gets hold of a project and can transition a space from chaos to harmony in a matter of days.

Sandy has a contagious laugh and along with her Irish accent, she is a pleasure to sit and chat with. You will quickly gain insight and ideas around organizing, de-cluttering, designing and making the most of your space. With Sandy’s help, you will not only embrace the challenge of making a change to your space, but will look forward to Sandy’s visits as she restores peace and functionality to your home.


Sharon Kavanagh

Office Administrator

Sharon is an energetic, passionate woman with an unshakable enthusiasm for helping people get things done! She wakes up everyday saying “I can hardly wait to get started” and ends each day with “I can hardly wait for tomorrow”.

Described as a contagious optimist, Sharon feels each day should start and end with gratitude, and be filled with passion and compassion. As a graduate from Algonquin College School Of Business, with a major in Accounting and a minor in Business Management, she has the qualifications to address all the administrative and accounting requirements in the office.

She enjoys her quiet country living with her husband of 27 years and has raised two grown children (twins).