As an Interior Designer for Walter E. Smithe Furniture since 2004, I have never created the same room twice! And that is what I love about combining our endless supply of design options and custom furniture to meet your needs. I love taking your wish list and turning it into a beautiful new room that reflects your style and your goal.
Room design makes THE difference. Every client brings a different vision, challenge, space and goal. Your space is your sanctuary. They way you want your room(s) to feel can be achieved by a great plan and a great design! Relaxing or energizing, formal or casual, clean or intricate; good design can accomplish the look and feel that you want to create.
My passion is to create an inviting and functional space that reflects my client’s personality. Design has always been a huge part of my life. I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from a Design school in Tampa, Florida, as well as studied design internationally in London, England. It is extremely rewarding for me when I have helped my clients bring thier vision to life.
There are endless possibilities for every room in every home, but the only one that matters is the one that works for you. Whether you have an active young family or are in the midst of downsizing your living space, we can work together to make your home both beautiful and functional for your lifestyle.
When you walk in your room, do you say, “ AHHH” or “UGH”? If it’s the latter, let me help create the room of your dreams!
Every client has their own unique needs and wants that suit their lifestyle. Maybe you are doing a whole house, or just looking for that one special piece to complete your room. With over 15 years of experience, my goal is to guide you through this process as effortlessly and creatively as possible. I’m looking forward to meeting you and starting our project together.
It’s easy for me to create art. The challenge is creating art others appreciate. This is what attracted me to the design industry. I’ve always been of a creative mind, very artistic-I can draw, paint, sculpt, build almost anything, but if no one understands it or is able to utilize it I feel all efforts are wasted. I love having conversations with clients about not only their homes, but about their lives and helping them understand the role it plays in the overall design of their home. The interaction with clients is critical in designing a home specifically for them and their lives. It is my job to facilitate the process and ensure the selections chosen by the client result in an amazing look. Even if it may not be MY style, it will look FANTASTIC!
One of the most important aspects of being a great designer is to listen to your client. That's exactly what I do - listen and translate to what you have told me into a polished, pulled together space. My success is being able to quickly and effectively relate to all of my clients. I bring my energy and eye to every project no matter how big or small. Once that project is completed, I want you to walk into your room, look around and say "I LOVE THIS"!
Hello! My name is Arleen Young. I am a native New Yorker who recently relocated to Chicago to be near family. I enjoyed a successful career in Interior Design for 20 years “back home” and am looking forward to establishing myself here in Chicagoland, or wherever my clients need me.
I love working with people and find real value in helping others create environments that express their personalities, are functional and very pleasing to be in. I truly enjoy all styles from “Drop dead Gorgeous” to “Rustic Charm”, and everything in between.
Large scale projects in your home or office, or accessories to bring fresh air into a space...whatever needs to be done, I am here to help you.
I will use my design knowledge and experience to interpret your needs and desires. We will work together to make your space functional, comfortable, and beautiful. I want you to love to come home!
I am a degreed and state licensed interior designer with twenty-five years of experience in the field. I have worked in every style from formal French to modern minimalism. My own favorite style is eclectic, a carefully chosen mix of two or more styles that comfortably meld.
Being a designer at Walter E Smithe enables me to work in whatever styles my clients prefer. Because WES represents so many manufacturers, I can find perfect solutions to most design dilemmas and suggest pieces that give a home a personality unique to its owner.
The balance of function and form is my paintbrush and your home is my canvas. A successful design works if it addresses the needs, dreams and wishes of the clients living in it. Giving you my expertise in creating the best livable spaces with functional floor plans and furniture layout that uses a fun mix of furniture styles, texture, color, pattern and accessories, will transform your rooms into functional works of art.
Design to me, is not just about beautiful and functional rooms; it is also about striking an emotion, creating an experience. I want my clients to walk into their homes and have it be their sanctuary, a place they can be proud of. And so I don’t follow design trends but I’d rather get to know YOU, your likes and dislikes, to really create a timeless room that captures and reflects your personality!
My goals as an interior designer are simple-to provide you with my most innovative, stylish and functional best. I consider myself an editor of sorts, helping you pick and choose what works for your budget and lifestyle. That said, I will listen, dream and fulfill your goals in a way that is exciting and tasteful!
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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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