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 main goal is transforming your home into a house that sells. The end result being a home that will leave that lasting WOW impression in a busy buyers’ market.

Sharon Ann was raised on a farm in a rural community outside of Ottawa. Working in administration for the Ottawa Carleton District School Board, her people and organizational skills provided for a successful 22 year career before retirement.

Sharon Ann’s enthusiasm combined with her creative sense and artistic nature have been reflected in her family homes. The ideas she had were realized in designing and overseeing the building of these homes, with her personal paintings often gracing the walls.

During this period of time she and her husband raised 2 children who have in turn made her a proud grandmother of 3 grand-children.

Over the years Sharon Ann has helped many with decorating ideas, furniture selections and interpretation of homes clients wished to establish. So for her the transition to a career in Home Staging was very natural.


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).