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Maureen Gronko


177 East Army Trail Road, Glendale Heights, IL 60139




Why I love Design

Not everyone has a visual eye for design but that is why I am here! Design is my life’s passion! Interior Design allows me to do what I love doing every day. I spend time looking through home magazines, design websites, Pinterest and Houzz (app on I-phone). I pull inspiration from anywhere! I look at all the details of design from lighting to color, textiles to paint. I love when a room comes together; from scale, color and, of course, the furniture! But most of all, I enjoy seeing the excitement on my clients face when the room is complete.  Finishing touches are also important in design; the accessories can finish the room to a "T".

About My Design Services Home

Consultations are my favorite part of my job at Walter E. Smithe. It is a great way for me to see your space and advise you on the best options. I feel when designing a space, it is about the clients’ style never the designers! When the room is complete, it should reflect your taste. In-home design consultations include; measuring the space and touring adjacent rooms for color and style flow. Then I review your style and design preferences. I will also take pictures of the space to analyze your best options. After gathering all this information, I will go back to the showroom and get ready for the presentation. In the presentation, we will cover the floor plan, furniture and fabric choices, and the finishing touches, like lamps mirror and accessories. It is as easy as 1-2-3.