At McCready Interiors / Norwalk The Furniture Idea it is our desire and goal to allow our customers to create the furniture and room of their dreams. We offer hundreds of styles and thousands of fabrics and leathers to choose from so that our clients can create the upholstered furniture that is “just right” for their home. Additionally, we provide quality, affordable casegood pieces, tables, rugs, lamps, artwork and accessories to complete the room.

Our design team is qualified to complete any aspect of residential projects from new build to remodeling of existing environments. We are also capable of assisting in commercial projects and specialize in dental and medical facilities.


McCready Interiors Designers

Back row: Holly Darsee, Kathleen Shaughency, Julie McCready Front: Audrey Lunsford, Laurie Beech

McCready Interiors Norwalk
The Furniture Idea Deliver Team

From left to right:
Pete Strohminger
Tom Smollen (front)
Kyle McCombs



Laurie has been a senior designer with McCready’s / Norwalk for 15 years. She has an extensive background in the apparel industry, having spent 20 years with several organizations before joining our team. Her background allows her to be an expert at color and pattern in fabrics. Laurie has won several National Awards for sales achievement over the last 15 years.


Audrey has also been a senior designer with McCready’s / Norwalk for 15 years. Audrey spent many years in customer service for the insurance industry prior to joining our team and brings a thorough understanding of listening to a customer’s needs.  Audrey thoroughly enjoys putting the finishing touches in a room to give it that "WOW" factor.  Audrey has won several National Awards for sales achievement over the last 15 years.


Julie, along with husband Tom McCready own and operate McCready Interiors / Norwalk The Furniture Idea. Julie has spent over 17 years in the furniture industry managing and training her design staff as well as providing corporate training for other furniture stores as well. Julie specializes in commercial design work of medical and dental facilities as well as assisting her clients with residential projects nationally and internationally.


Senior Designer, Kathleen, has spent the vast majority of the last 17 years as part of our team. She briefly left the area to extend her design talents to Las Vegas and Florida and returned 10 years ago to continue her high level of customer service to her client base. Kathleen offers extremely detailed, well-designed rooms for her customers. Kathleen has also won a variety of National Awards for sales achievement as well.



Having studied Art & Design in California, Holly has worked in residential and commercial design since 1985. "Making the world a more beautiful place - one room at a time" is her mantra.