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Sandra Lane


177 East Army Trail Road, Glendale Heights, IL 60139




After spending over 20 years in financial services, Sandra chose a complete career change in November 2015, switching to something she's always wanted to do - Interior Design.  We are so happy she chose her career change at Walter E. Smithe!  Her passion for transforming spaces into warm, inviting rooms for her clients is apparent with each and every project.  She has a natural ability to create and transform spaces.  She also enjoys the connections she forms with her clients, assisting them with their design challenges, giving them a comfortable living space that fits their unique lifestyles.  

So why did she choose Walter E. Smithe?  "I know the quality of furniture at Walter E. Smithe and I am thrilled to be working here to assist clients with their purchases and decorating projects," she says.  "Not only am I fulfilling a need for my clients, but I am also establishing solid relationships with them. Knowing that I am trusted to assist with their design projects and exceeding their expectations is very rewarding. I truly believe that regardless of where you live, large or small, make it your castle by creating the very best space that your budget will allow.   I love the challenge of finding the very best deals to create the client’s desired look, even on a tight budget."


Sandra excels in selecting colors and pulling fabrics.  She also sees how effective paint and accessories can be to a re-design - they can totally transform a space!  Her best advice to her clients when starting a new project?  "Be open to new ideas and experiment with new colors and styles.  It is perfectly okay to do something different!"


Outside of work, her hobbies are still design based!  "I love to shop, but my new hobby is reupholstery. I have given new life to a footstool and a chair. My next project is a bench seat."