I look forward to meeting you! My 10 plus years at Walter E. Smithe is a tribute to my passion for interior design. I am a Senior Designer and General Manager at our Glendale Heights Outlet and Custom showroom, and my dual roles involve me in every phase of a project from consultation, to follow-up and beyond. Whether your tastes are contemporary, traditional, or individual, I will bring 20 years of experience in both commercial and residential spaces, and you will love the results. Call or email me to schedule an appointment.
I have been an interior designer for over 25 years and have had the opportunity to work with wonderful people to create inviting spaces. My design range includes commercial, residential, vacation homes and even yachts! Every project I have worked on has the same basic quandary… How can I make this space welcoming, functional and joyful? It is not just s house, but a place where you and your loved ones come to celebrate your lives! Interior design is not just a career for me, it is my life.
Live, work, and entertain in a comfort and style tailored to meet your needs and inspire your dreams. I specialize in tasteful, insightful design, combined with an artistic flair. I began my career as an art consultant for homeowners, businesses and their interior designers. Now, as a Walter E. Smithe designer I have the resources needed to work on the big picture and help you design a comfortable, useful, and gracious space.
Director of Training and Development, Senior Designer since 2003.
Hi, my name is Coleen Nelson, and I am thrilled to be a Senior Designer at Walter E Smithe. My passion for coordinating colors, fabrics and design elements is equaled only by my love for helping people make their dreams become a reality. Our Glendale Heights showroom provides the ideal backdrop for me to create the consummate living space for any style on any budget. Because of its unique approach to design and decorating, Walter E Smithe is the perfect home for me. I look forward meeting you, getting to know you, and help in making your home perfect for you!!
As a General Manager and Senior Designer with Walter E. Smithe, I have been helping my clients transform their homes since 2003. Whether it is putting together entire rooms or finding that all important last creative touch for clients, I love using my creativity and energy on your behalf. And, working at the Smithe Outlet Store in Glendale Heights, I can combine great deals with custom ordered pieces that work within any budget to give you the beauty and the style that works exclusively for you.
As a Certified Smithe Business Designer, I can help you re-imagine not only your home, but your business as well.
E-mail me and schedule an appointment today!!
Senior Designer and Presidents Circle winner; I joined the Smithe Team in the spring of 2007. My job is to ensure the process of furnishing your home is a fun, creative and enjoyable experience. I’m here to provide you with as much or as little design assistance as you may need. I would be honored to assist you in designing your complete room or simply providing you with the information on how or where a specific item is made.
Design is my passion! Whether it's designing a whole room or picking out a perfect piece to finish a room, I can help! My goal is to design spaces that reflect your likes and lifestyle. On my in-home consultations, my focus and attention is on making your space as unique as your personality. I work in the Glendale Heights showroom, which is the ideal place to meet your style and budget for any design project. I look forward to working with you and meeting your design needs.
Senior Sales Trainer since 1991.
Creating beautiful and functional spaces is my passion! I believe your home should be comfortable, aesthetically pleasing, and functional. But most importantly, it has to be a reflection of YOU and your personal style!
I understand the design process can be overwhelming- whether you are renovating your entire home or picking out a new accent chair, and that is where I come in! I am here to make it an easy, fast, and fun project for you and your family. I will help you create a warm and inviting home that will compliment YOUR living style and personality. Let us start creating a space that will be functional for you, and that your friends and family won’t stop talking about!!
With a degree in Design and over ten years of experience while living in Denver, my passion is to help people make their house a home. Whether it is one unique piece or a whole room, it would be my pleasure to work with you and make your experience an enjoyable one. The possibilities are endless at Walter E. Smithe, so contact me today and we’ll get started!
I enjoy sharing my life experiences with my clients to help make their house their home. My time in the Alaskan range offers simple beauty and true functionality, Florida adds warm colors and a little playfulness and growing up in Chicago adds an urban twist to my design attitude. I stay current on the new trends in fashion and design but always remember the styles that have remained timeless. I always try to bring your personality into your design. I’ll work with you to build your dream.
Imagine. Inspire. Innovate!
As a designer, I recognize that each project is an expression of my clients’ unique personality. My approach to design is focused on the use of a space and improving how each room supports the practical needs of those who use it. My degrees in Interior Architecture Design & Graphic Design have set the foundation for innate color sense and meticulous attention to detail. Your home should be a bold statement of YOUR style! Lets work together to make your design ideas become a living reality!
I believe your home should be a reflection of your unique personality and style. My goal as a Smithe designer is to help you design your dream space. Whether it’s a whole room or a single piece, each project presents a new and exciting challenge. It would be my pleasure to work with you and make that dream come true!
Love where you live! As a Senior Designer at Walter E. Smithe, my passion is to create spaces that people are proud to call home. Making changes to your home is a process of knowing what you like and finding perfect pieces that fit your style, function, budget and space. Whether adding a chair or designing an entirely new room, my expertise will bring exciting results!
Every week at Glendale Heights we receive unique pieces at discount prices. This gives me an advantage in finding pieces that fit your style and budget. Contact me to create a home you love!
Training & Development, Senior Designer since 2002.
As a Senior Designer for Smithe since 2006, I have had the opportunity to work with so many amazing clients. Whether working on an entire house, individual room or single piece, I can assist you in finding exactly what you want. I am here to help select the right pieces for you, suited to your style, time frames, family – all within your budget. I’d love to show you what I can do for you on your next project!
As a General Manger and Senior Designer at Walter E Smithe in Glendale Heights, I have been designing rooms since 2003. I love working in a showroom with beautiful furniture, fabrics and accessories each day. At our Glendale Heights showroom we receive new clearance products daily. I love the challenge of mixing a fabulous clearance sectional with custom accents to really make your space come together. Whether you like more traditional, contemporary or eclectic I think your home should represent you! I love to design rooms that are classic and livable! Our in home consultation is a great way to see the space, create a floor plan, and achieve the look and style you desire. Call or email to schedule your appointment!
Dream, Desire, Design!
As a Senior Designer/Assistant Manager my priority is that every project, every room and every home is exactly what the client asks for. Not just where they feel good but where they feel their best. A designed room shouldn’t just look beautiful; it should feel like a sanctuary. It is my responsibility to inspire creativity in any style you choose; be it Casual, Contemporary, Traditional, Transitional, French Country. Your home should reflect your personality and style. As your personal Designer have confidence that I take to heart “You Dream it, We Build it”; because to me it is all about you, the client and your home.
With 20 years of award winning design I will listen to your unique needs; discover your ideas and views and create the room you so greatly deserve.
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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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