Most recently, before coming to Chicago (for the weather), I had been a licensed Interior Designer in Los Angeles. I believe: "Design is an opportunity to express a client’s individuality through furnishings, accessories and color, building a palette throughout the home that evolves from room to room". Working for a celebrity Interior Designer provided me with an excellent basis from which to grow my talents in interior design. My comprehensive knowledge of everything from architecture and lighting, to art history and creative design, has been honed through years of solving actual design problems with clients. "I love it when clients feel free to trust me, and know that the end result will be a reflection of their taste and needs." Because Smithe is a mini Merchandise Mart, I have everything at my fingertips to create rooms that WOW and make a lasting impression.