Mary Jo Peters-Madick


1501 16th St, Oak Brook, IL 60523




Remodeling and Home Design

My Design Consultation Services

I enjoy making the most of a space and making it personal to my client’s needs and tastes.  Starting at our Oak Brook showroom, at your home or at your business, I observe, ask questions and listen.  I do my best work when my clients give me an opportunity to view the space.  During that visit, I document dimensions, colors, and learn which existing pieces stay and which go and why.  I also like to view related rooms to understand the continuum of traffic, scale, color, quality of light, and views to the exterior.  I gather information about preferences and inspiration. From that come floor plans illustrating placement options for best traffic flows, ease of conversation, logical work areas, fun play spaces, useful storage and accents for new or existing focal points.  Then I build a presentation with recommendations that meet my client’s objectives for comfort, durability, budget and time frame.  We can work on entire projects at once or in multiple phases.  Call or e-mail me to schedule your consultation!


Why I love Walter E. Smithe

I am pleased to have helped many clients over the years with multiple large and small projects. Working as a Walter E. Smithe designer means that I can use my skills to help clients find everything  necessary to put together unique, personalized dream homes and work spaces: upholstery, bedding, wood pieces of all sorts, rugs and runners, custom original art work, window treatments, lighting, reupholstery, restoration and refinishing services, and even paint finishes.  In addition, I feel good about offering my clients valuable promotions, competitive prices, top-rated delivery and all the related services available at Walter E. Smithe. 



“…Mary Jo P is a wonderful designer. I have been working with her the last couple of years. She has helped us to redecorate our living room, family room, and foyer. My husband and I feel we now have a “showcase home” and love everything about it!  I rarely do recommendations like this, but MJ is so exceptional. What we love most about Mary Jo is not just her style, but her respect for our needs and budget. She is very low key and is a great listener and observer. She finds ways to incorporate what we already have to blend with our new purchases. We kept a few sentimental pieces from the past and she was brilliant on how to integrate them into the new design.

She will give you a home like no other..!”   - Lilly E., Palatine, IL


“… I cannot say enough wonderful things about Mary Jo at your Oak Brook location.  My husband and I are hopeless with decorating, and she has been a godsend.  She is brilliant, patient, and an incredibly hard worker.  We really don’t know what we would have done without her assistance.” – Mary K., Itasca, IL

“…We all love our living room!!! It's almost done. I am going to take a few pictures and send them your way, so you can see how it all came together.  Thank you for your help and inspiration with that room! I could have never done it without you, MJ!!! – Terri Q, Arlington Heights, IL


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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.