All That Glitters is Not Always Gold!

We have a lot of great copper pieces to pick from here at Walter E. Smithe! Copper is HOT right now and pairs well with greys, neutrals and blues.

9857Admiral Pendant – $839

Whether its above a kitchen island, bar, or table, these industrial pendant lights add just the right amount of charm.


Zhana Metal Side Table – $479

Hand forged metal featuring an artisan copper finish and textured patina, paired with antique mirror.


Sameya Copper Accent Table – $559

With its smooth, oxidized copper finish and playful shape, this makes for the perfect accent piece!


Barnstead Light – $150

An antique copper finish adds a sleek look to this classic pendant.

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Round Hammered Copper Cocktail – $415

The perfect textured centerpiece to any family room


Sanctuary Round Copper Dining Table – $3,775

Rustic copper top and antique Hickory wood base creates a serene look for your personal sanctuary.


Copper Top Work Table – $389

This table is small yet mighty – perfect for a chairside table or laptop work space, it is beautiful and functional!

Flipping Out Premieres Today!


Jeff Lewis’ Flipping Out premieres tonight on Bravo! (10/9c)

The folks here at Walter E. Smithe Furniture are super excited to watch our friend Jeff tonight as this season kicks off!

We’d like to drop a little hint…

Stay tuned to the show this season to see Walter E Smithe Furniture and some of our employees featured on the show, especially in August!

Would you like to have a chance to have Jeff and his team design your next dream room? We have a special promotion for fans of Jeff Lewis who are planning an upcoming project in their homes – Check out our “Work with Jeff” page and tell us a bit about your project!



Meet Eliza Diederich


Eliza Diederich studied Graphic Design at Herron School of Art in Indianapolis before joining the team at Walter E Smithe Furniture + Design. Eliza believes that all design starts with the same fundamentals; color, balance and scale. The difference between graphic and interior is the personal interaction. Eliza loves traveling to client’s homes, getting to know their families and coming up with a room that suits their needs.

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Check out Eliza Diederich’s Designer Page.

Cynthia Rowley, Walter E. Smithe, Featured in Furniture World


Walter E. Smithe was recently featured in an issue of Furniture World, and industry publication. The article announced the showcase a new line of Hooker Furniture designed by fashion icon Cynthia Rowley. Rowley fans will recognize her signature bold prints, and fun and spirited aesthetic in her home décor line. Pieces will be available at all 11 Chicago area Walter E. Smithe showrooms and on

Check out the article from Furniture World.

Shop the Cynthia Rowley Collection at

Walter E. Smithe Furniture – The Next Generation

Walter E. Smithe Furniture has always been a family business. Now, the next generation of Smithe’s are continuing the legacy and guiding the evolution of the furniture industry.


Craines features Walter Smithe, and his daughters: Caitlin, Meghan, Colleen and Maureen in a recent article about how the furniture industry is changing, and how Walter E. Smithe Furniture remains at the forefront of this industry.

Check out the great story from Craines Chicago Business here.

Meet Maureen Buckley-Rogers


Maureen Buckley-Rogers has a very simple design philosophy — the belief that your home should reflect who you are.  You should feel comfortable and enjoy each and every room in your home. There should be a purpose for each room.  Maureen’s interior designs incorporate proportion, balance, contrast and color to create a room at a time or your entire home.

Maureen’s gift is her ability to design with thoughtfulness and deliberative choices with your needs in mind.

Contact Maureen today at 630-581-3974 or email:




Honor Flight Chicago

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Walter E. Smithe Furniture is proud to partner for a second year with Honor Flight Chicago! Honor Flight is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring our veterans who served our country.

The mission of Honor Flight Chicago is to fly World War II and Korean War vets to Washington DC, free of charge, to see the monuments that were built in their honor. When they embark from the plane, they are given a hero’s welcome!

You can also learn more about Honor Flight Chicago’s mission and the experience for our Veterans by going to


 Honor Flight Chicago Info Packet