My Design Philosophy...
I love it when I enter a finished room and it tells a story! Your
story! When I am invited into a clients home, my challenge is to get to
know how the family lives in their space, and how I can help the space
function on the level of their needs. I love creating a collected look
that is a wonderful compilation of life’s journey, and reflects your
passions and comfort. I enjoy the challenge of repurposing your
treasures and existing pieces, and adding a few new pieces, to create an
inviting updated space.
About my Design Services...
Throughout my career I have had the
opportunity to work with textiles in both drapery and upholstered
items. I love working with color and using the subtle differences a
shade can make to personalize your home. Taking things out of context
and reworking them to create something both beautiful and useful is
exceptionally fulfilling. During my career, I hosted a radio show
designed to provide on air design inspiration and answers to design
questions and problems; this experience taught me how aide my clients to
articulate their design dreams, along with teaching me how to better
visualize and verbalize design concepts. As a designer with Walter E.
Smithe I am able to utilize our vast vendor base to find the perfect
item to create your exciting space. I look forward to dreaming with you
at our Glendale Heights store!
husband and I have been working with Susan Walk since the summer of
2014. In 3 separate instances she has bent over backwards for us and
finding what we needed. Susan makes things convenient by sending us
pictures over email so we didn't need to make numerous trips to the
store. She even asked us if we wanted her to meet us at the Oakbrook
store just to see a sample of a sofa. Her service towards us has been
top notch, and her design experience/suggestions has been priceless.
Thank you Susan. We couldn't have put together our living room without
you!" Elizabeth and Chris T., Bloomingdale