Meet the Smithes

We're a family business four generations strong - with a good head-start growing the fifth.

Our home base is Chicago. We know the people. We know the streets. We know the style. Let us get to know you too.

Walter E. Smithe Furniture & Design - making Chicago families feel at home since 1945.



Colleen Smithe, Director of Advertising

Colleen, Advertiser

  • Go Buffs A pair of kids with another on the way Believes a great song or homemade meal can solve (just about) everything
Caitie Smithe, Designer

Caitie, Designer

  • CU Boulder Can count her kids, but needs a whole hand to do it Witty wisecracker
Meghan Smithe, Director of Marketing

Meghan, Marketer

    • Denison Proud Master multi-tasking mom of 3 Baker & chocolate chip cookie maker, carrying on the tradition of Great Grandma Smithe
Maureen Smithe, Buyer

Maureen, Buyer

  • Fighting Irish Mom of a half dozen Blogger on the side Knows the secret to adding more hours in a day


Mark Smithe, Vice President & General Counsel

Mark, Vice President & General Counsel

  • Loyola School of Law by way of St Mary's Winona Proud dad to Teddy Early adopter of all things tech
Tim Smithe - Retired

Tim Smithe, Retired

  • St Mary's Winona Dad to 6 Loving retirement
Walter E. Smithe III - President

Walter III, President

  • aka Captain Fell in love at St Mary's Winona Domer MBA 16 grandkids + family get-togethers = chaos Martini maker extraordinaire
Walter E. Smithe Jr. - Patriarch

Walter Jr, Patriarch

  • Retired but just can't quit Fighting Irish Anthropolgist at heart 7 call him Dad Plays a mean banjo
Teddy Smithe

Teddy, Bulldog

  • No, he's not part Rottweiler 100% limey Perfect model in photoshoots

Since 1945

We design for you.

If you need a little help or a lot, our designers are here to help. Complimentary.


You can find it here.

Your style, your budget, over 200 brands, on trend.


It's built right for you.

We work with quality brands you can trust, so you can just relax and enjoy.


We'll stand behind it.

If it's made right, it should last. Service doesn't stop at delivery.

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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.