Meet Donna Murray

Donna MurrayThe Walter E. Smithe of Designers welcomed Donna Murray in 2014. An experienced designer working in the industry since 2000, Donna’s designs are featured in both the Boston and Chicago areas.  Just a glimpse at her portfolio, and you’ll see her talent for design and eye for style!

Donna came to Smithe because of our vast array of quality product lines.  “WES is a one stop shop! We carry furniture from over 200 vendors, making it easy to find just the right piece for your room.”  Donna uses those products to create spaces that make her clients feel comfortable and happy in their home–and loves mixing in sentimental family pieces into the room to give it a personal touch.


Donna’s creativity is front and center in her designs.  She loves great fabric a pop of color, interesting texture & design.  Check out Donna’s Bio page on the site for more information!



Meet Ann Schref – Interior Designer


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Ann Schref, Interior Designer, Walter E. Smithe Furniture Chicago - NapervilleWalter E. Smithe has the best Interior Designers in the business! At all of our Chicago locations, you can find experienced, professionally trained designers ready to help you put together a curated look that will match your style and budget!

Meet Ann Schref:
“My favorite design trend is the movement toward eclectic style.  Fresh, straight lined upholstery covered in crisper textural fabrics, and soft graphic patterns used for pillows and simple window treatments also appeal to me. I love color, but also enjoy using neutrals with many textures for interest. A surprise element in every room—an accent piece of upholstery , beautiful mirror or accessory, great wall color, or interesting chest—makes a room unexpected and special.”Ann Schref, Interior Designer, Naperville, Chicago - Walter E. Smithe Furniture + Design

To see some more of Ann’s incredible designs, or find contact information, check out her bio page on



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