Ellyn Anderson


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




In the design industry / with Walter E. Smithe since: 1986


Accreditations: Harrington College of Design; President's Circle Award recipient


Inspiration to pursue a design career: I loved good Interior Design since I can remember. Especially fancy hotels we would stay at when I was young.


Favorite design tip: Do what is right for the home, architecture and surroundings.


Best advice to clients: Please be open to the process.


My personal design style is: Classic Contemporary with subtle trends.


3 words that describe me: Creative, Confident, Fun.




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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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!

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