Ellyn Anderson


1775 W. Rand Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60004




About my Services...

Welcome to Smithe Furniture! I have had the great honor of designing clients personal, vacation and professional spaces for 26 years!  Over that time I have met and developed a wonderful client and referral base that I am very proud of. I enjoy the challenge of each new space, large or small. My clients appreciate my ideas and the confidence I bring with my experience to each and every project. I have the ability to conceptualize a space on first look and execute it in a way that surpasses clients expectations all while educating them on the design concept. Whether it is a whole house from blue prints or a few accessories my goal is to always bring the client the look they want with a little extra “Wow, I never would have thought of that” and always in a professional and timely manner. I look forward to helping you achieve your design goals! References available upon request.

About Our Products...

I believe a designer achieves the best results when given access to hundreds of vendors and is able to select just the right pieces for a client's home.  At Smithe, I have the selection and quality of product needed to make sure my clients expectations are filled and I am happy in the fact that the Smithe brothers restock continuously with fresh, on-point merchandise.  Just enough classics, just enough trends.... Perfect!

My Favorite Trends...

I love furniture, I love fashion, I love Fashion in Furniture!  I like to think of myself as a forecaster in color and trending styles.  I constantly keep up with whats happening - not just here, but in Europe and Asia as well.  I love to share this knowledge with my clients and infuse a bit of high style in every room I present.  Going above and beyond client expectations makes me happy!



Ellyn has been a delight; so talented and friendly. This most recent purchase was handled ‘over the phone” with me taking pictures of the space in my family room, her choosing a chair and fabrics, and then me popping into the store to make the payment. When she found an ottoman, she sent a photo via phone, and I responded, “I love shopping by phone!” I trust her so much, and love her design style.

I have now recommended her to three other friends, who also love working with her.

-Joanne S

Since 1945

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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.

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