Smiths Curated is the realization of Laura Yeager Smith’s lifelong dream to create a home furnishings boutique storefront in a quaint downtown. The dream turned in to a reality in 2013 when she rebranded her interior design business and launched Laura Yeager Smith Home & Design. Laura renovated the historic Carriage House at 44 Clinton Street in Hudson and established her first brick and mortar design studio with a small boutique storefront inside. In the following years, Laura built her team of talented professionals including designers and specialized support staff. The firm has continued to grow while collaborating with homeowners, builders and architects to earn a reputation for providing outstanding full service interior design nationwide. With this continued growth, it was becoming evident that the firm needed more space for the design team, studio and the boutique.
Laura’s vision expanded with the desire to design and construct a free standing retail storefront and showroom. While the design firm is project based, including new construction, renovation and furnishings projects, Laura wanted to expand her brand to help those who may not fit the full-service approach of Laura Yeager Smith Home & Design. Homeowners in search of the perfect chair, piece of art, lamp or simply a special hostess gift or holiday ornament can appreciate and utilize the inspiring destination shop now open to the public. Laura purchased the land adjacent to the design firm and expanded her campus to include SMITHS CURATED, a unique retail storefront that doubles as a showroom for her clients.
Laura has curated a unique and authentic assortment of home furnishings from hundreds of sources. She designs vignettes that are furnished like a room within a home, top to bottom, with varied aesthetics that inspire both clients and homeowners to develop their own style while offering a cash and carry instant gratification. Larger items can be delivered in a week or two and special orders are welcome through a Curated for You program.
In over a five year journey between project inception and implementation, Laura, with the partnership of her husband Todd, built SMITHS CURATED. Laura envisioned a humble and classic structure embodying the principals of Western Reserve architecture juxtaposed with striking modern elements of a black exterior, v-groove siding, bay window bump out, a draped covered terrace and a stark high volume interior to showcase furnishings.
Laura enlisted architect Jeff Gibbon of Gibbon Architecture and builder Jeff Gliebe of Krill Construction to collaborate on the project.