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Carrie Harkensee


1775 West Rand Road at Route 53, Arlington Heights, IL 60004




About Me...

I have worked in decorating for 15 years. Previously I worked with paint, wallpaper and window fashions, but for the last 7 years I have been a designer for Walter E Smithe Furniture. I have had the priviledge of working with many wonderful people. Whether we are starting from scratch, refreshing, or just adding a few pieces - I am here to help guide you. Utilizing my degree in business finance, I will be mindful of your budget and together we will interpret your ideas and create rooms that feel like they are welcoming everyone home. 

My Design Inspiration...

I find design inspirations daily - when I'm shopping, dining at a restaurant, staying in a hotel, watching a tv show or movie, even commercials have sets that are always peeking my interest. As is true with many of you, I am an avid fan of HGTV design shows and decorating magazines. I feel it is important to stay current with style and color trends so that I am able to share them with you.

One of the greatest compliments I received from my client was when she told me that she felt that: " I had taken every previous design choice that they had made in building their home that they felt were mistakes and transformed it to a place that felt like it was all supposed to be."

Designing a new floor plan from a visit to your home, or measurements or blueprints that you bring in to the store is just the first step in the process. Helping you to create a new look to your space is very exciting to me and I particularly enjoy working in all the different styles. Whether your style preference is traditional, transitionsal or contemporary, timeless elegance, trendy, world travelor or an eclectic mix - contact me and together we will transform your room or home.