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The entire design and management team of Walter E. Smithe is pleased to spotlight one of the worlds most revered furniture makers. In less then 100 years, Butler Specialty has emerged as America's No. 1 resource in accent furniture. Butler is known for its innovative pieces, incredible quality, long-standing commitment to excellence and unparalleled integrity.



It's a delight for us to bring these honored craftsmen to all our Chicagoland clients. Butler was originally launched during the Great Depression to manufacture novelty furniture items like clock shelves and radio benches, and then a successful stint producing cabinets for pinball machines at the factory. This unique history has helped Butler's team think outside-of-the-box when it comes to creating classic pieces. This can be seen in Butler's commitment to keeping the line fresh. Each piece is designed and produced to be "The Brightest Spot In Your Room,"â„¢ the company's well-known trademark.

What drives Butler today? Good question! This is an organization with a fundamental commitment to producing the very best in accent home furnishings. In 1993, Butler launched a design initiative that changed the face of the company. They introduced a series of collections that fuse innovative design, exquisite craftsmanship and exotic materials into the industry's broadest, most diverse and most value-driven lineup of accent home furnishings. Butler craftsmen now scour the globe to find the best materials, and each and every piece is lovingly built and sharply priced, providing exceptional value for North American consumers.

Butler has one of the world's most diverse accent lines with more than1,400 products featuring styles for every room in the home at virtually all middle-range price points. We encourage you to journey to one of our many Chicagoland stores. We welcome you to one of our stores in Arlington Heights, Geneva, Glendale Heights, Lincoln Park, Lincolnshire, Merrillville, Naperville, Oak Brook, Orland Park, Skokie, or Vernon Hills, where you can check out the incredible Butler Specialty items for yourself!




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Chicago Illinois Furniture Store

Walter E. Smithe Furniture + Design serves Chicago, IL and Merrillville, IN 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's corporate headquarters is located in Itasca, IL and 11 store locations are in Chicago and 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 Chicago or Merrillville today!

Interior Designers in the Chicago area:

Walter E. Smithe is proud to have some of the most well-trained, creative, and experienced interior designers in Chicago. To find a designer near you, click the link below.

Interior Designers in the Indiana area:

Walter E. Smithe Furniture + Design has a fantastic Merrillville location. Check out the link below to meet our Designers.