I have a deep passion for all design related areas and I am happiest when you are thrilled with your space!
As a certified Interior Designer with over 30 years experience in residential and commercial design, I am used to helping people with their projects or finding them that special piece that makes their space fabulous! And I would love to help you!
My clients invariably say to me "wow, we have the same taste!" My secret is that I appreciate all design styles, and once I'm in your home and see how you live, I can read your style, even if you don't know what it is. I enjoy the creative process, seeing the results and joy new furnishings bring to my clients so much that this really isn't a job, it's been more than 20 years of living my passion. It is so great working at Walter E. Smithe because as a designer here we have access to endless possibilities from hundreds of the worlds best manufacturers. We can make your home look like the one in the magazine that you really wish was yours. Let's get started now, so your home can beautifully reflect uniquely YOU!
As I celebrate my 10th year at Walter E. Smithe I am grateful for meeting so many wonderful friends and clients, and the trust they put in me to decorate their home.
My design philosophy is to ask, listen, learn, and collaborate with you to come up with the best home furnishing plan that will meet your personal style and budget.
Over the years I have learned that you must both be flexible and have fun for each design situation is as unique and different as the clients I help.
The greatest joy I get from this career is that it allows me the opportunity to make people happy. Within this creative environment, I like coming to work and helping clients with a variety of projects and design styles. I enjoy the challenge of researching and finding the right piece for a room. Nothing makes me happier than to hear my client say, “Thank you, I love my new room, I could have never done this without you!”
As a Senior Designer & General Manager with Walter E. Smithe for over 14 years, I’ve had the opportunity to work on many projects throughout the Chicago area and beyond. Whether it’s one piece of furniture or an entire home, my goal is to help you create a comfortable environment that reflects your personal style and interests, while taking into consideration the needs of you and your family. I love what I do and have been very fortunate to cultivate long lasting friendships with many of my clients. As a result, I've been able to work on multiple projects and homes for many of these clients over the years and have also enjoyed the privilege of offering my design assistance to their friends and families. For this, I'm sincerely grateful! I would love to get to know you and help make your next project fun, fabulous and stress free!
I look forward to meeting you! Have you been thinking about a project but you’re not sure where to begin? As a Smithe Senior Designer, I specialize in enhancing your space to capture your personality while adhering to your family’s lifestyle. Whether replacing a piece of furniture or redesigning an entire room, I can help! I work with your budget, style and time frame to pull together your space using color, texture, furniture or accessories. Are you ready for a mini makeover? It’s all about you! “You Dream It, We Build It!” I can save you time, money and frustration by doing what I love to do! Give me a call today!
As a Senior Designer with Smithe for nine years, I have been able to realize my passion for interior design.
I have had the privilege of working on such a wide variety of projects, which has honed my ability as a designer and evolved into many wonderful long term clients (many whom I consider friends!). I embrace selecting single pieces to finish a room and designing a complete home with equal fervor. My goal is to make the design process fun, stress free, and to make my client’s vision for their home come to life!
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Walter E. Smithe serves Chicago and features a large selection of quality living room furniture, bedroom furniture, dining room furniture, home office furniture, and entertainment furniture as well as mattresses, home decor and accessories. Walter E. Smithe has a corporate office in Itasca and store locations in Indiana. Walter E. Smithe serves Chicago and the surrounding areas of Arlington Heights, Geneva, Glendale Heights, Chicago, Lincolnshire, Merrillville, Naperville, Oak Brook, Skokie, Orland Park, and Vernon Hills. If you're looking for the perfect furniture in the Chicago area to suit your needs as well as your lifestyle, stop by Walter E. Smithe in Itasca, Illinois today!
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