At Smithe I am able to utilize my passion for design and help clients with projects big and small! Not everyone has an eye for design so it is my job is to bring out your individual style. I specialize in home consultation; this is where I come to your home so I can get an idea of your taste and measure the space. I then put together a presentation of furniture and fabric options making the process much easier for clients.
As a General Manager and a Senior Designer with Walter E. Smithe, I’ve been transforming client’s houses into homes since 2005. Whether working on an entire room or just finding that perfect and unique stand-out piece, I enjoy helping clients achieve the designer look or personal touch they’ve always wanted. And in doing so, I always respect my client’s budget. Design is my talent and has always been my passion, and personalization is my inspiration. I find great joy in seeing my client’s desires and my visions brought to life. I truly believe that “Home is Where the Heart is”. Let’s set up a consultation so I can help you achieve your goals in your home.
As a Senior Designer with Smithe since 2008, I am proud to have been named a "Presidential Circle Award" winner, as well as part of a select group of “Certified SmitheBusiness” Designers. Whether your needs are residential or commercial, I can assist in your design projects. I create interiors that are uniquely your own, using custom-tailored design solutions for all aspects of your projects, including furniture selection, space planning, window treatment, art and accessories. The trick to good design is to have the design reflect your client. Anyone can copy furnishings out of magazine, but a good designer creates the room around the client. I make the room/project for them by bringing their personality and passion into the design.
As a Smithe designer, I have the opportunity to express my creativity and passion for design. After years of studying and then obtaining a BFA in Interior Design, it is such a pleasure to get the chance to design beautiful spaces that are one of a kind. I truly enjoy the fact that no two clients are alike and I am always able to utilize different design styles and furniture pieces. I believe that it is important to be selfless and to always listen to each individual’s needs. “I want to make everything around me beautiful. That will be my life.” -Elsie de Wolfe. Contact me to set something up. I would love the chance to make your space even more beautiful.
As a Designer for Walter E Smithe Furniture, I have found my opportunity to combine my background in Architecture from Illinois Institute of Technology with my passion to design wonderful spaces for people. My Design Philosophy stems from the need to assist the users of a space to be the most comfortable and/or efficient that they can be. A space should express the users. In a work environment, it should be just as useful for the workers as clients. In a home, the space should be a retreat and an extension of the client’s personalities. No matter the project, I’m sure I can make your vision work for your space, budget, and time frame. Let’s set up an appointment and let me show you how amazing your space can be.
I’m Roz Ashack, Senior Designer at Smithe since 1994. I enjoy working with so many clients. Some are not quite sure of what they want in the way of style or color scheme. This is where I can assist, asking questions, about lifestyle and some of their favorite colors. I can help you select the perfect look, that will work within your family and the budget. My philosophy is to help them select beautiful pieces of furniture and create a warm feeling in their home.
Tracy McGrew at your service! I was born to design. I graduated with a BFA in interior design from the International Academy of Design and Technology in the year of 2009. Once my degree was in hand, my birth duty to design had been solidified. After I joined the Walter E. Smithe design team, it was completely official. I am one of the lucky people to do what they love for a living. Designing does not feel like work, it feels like second nature to breathing. I really appreciate the clients that trust me to manifest their thoughts and dreams into a reality. I am a mirror to any ones style. From the high style contemporary to the ornate and the rolled arm traditional. I love whatever the client love’s, I make sure that each one’s personal style of design will tie in together to create a harmony that is undeniably a space to call their own.
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.
Design is all about form and function. Color, fabric, furniture, art and accessories are important elements in design. Whether you're building a new home, renovating a historic home or remodeling a single room, you want the finished space to be attractive, comfortable and functional. It needs to fit the way you live, and reflect your personal style and taste. How our environment looks and feels affects our mood and sense of well-being. As an Interior Designer for you and Walter E. Smithe, I bring my education and years of experience in commercial design and residential design to help you live the life of your dreams. Email me to schedule an appointment to transform your home today!
Design is essential to me; it came natural as a young girl and my passion to combine my inspirations and creativity has grown over time. It continues to improve and add new ideas and elements. My love for creating beauty and enhancing lifestyles for my clients is what makes my work rewarding. I hope to have the opportunity to share my knowledge and creativity in your space; always listening to what interests you, your family, and friends, to create a beautiful space unique for you and the ones share it with.
As a senior designer for Smithe’s since 2001, I have had the opportunity to work with so many amazing clients! I’m passionate about my job! Whether working on a whole room, a whole house, or just a single piece, I can help you find exactly what you want. My design philosophy is to help you create the room of your dreams. By making that first contact with me, we can get started! Together we can make it happen.
As a senior designer, manager and presidential circle member, I have had the pleasure of assisting so many wonderful people over the past several years. My philosophy is to listen to the needs of each person and find what works best for their design, floor plan and budget. This isn’t about me it’s all about the client! I enjoy working on a large project or finding an individual piece to complete a room. I love the hunt to find the perfect item that just makes a difference in the room. Give me a call and let me help you make your design ideas a reality!
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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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