Since 1946, Chez-Del Home Furnishings & Interior Design has sought to provide a beautiful design for every room. Through 72 years and 3 generations, the DelMedico family has brought hand-selected furniture, custom interior design work, and more to customers throughout Ohio.
Located in Akron, 25 minutes away from most Cleveland and Canton suburbs, Chez-Del is more than just Ohio’s destination for unique and personalized home decor. From a living room in Akron to a country club in Florida, our design professionals offer their expertise to residential and commercial customers across the country.
Chez-Del today has grown and evolved from our immigrant grandmother’s dream. What began in her small basement was taken over by her son Vince Sr., and then handed down to current co-owners and siblings Tim DelMedico, Vince DelMedico, Jr. and Jackie Paparella. Our showroom is now home to 3 floors of inspiration: your 25,000 square foot one-stop destination for all your furnishing, decor, and design needs.
Anne Gorey – Interior Designer
Anne has been an Interior Designer for Chez-Del Interiors for 25 years. As a designer, Anne’s goal is to create an environment in your home that is warm, inviting, and easy to entertain guests. By incorporating exquisite furniture, accessories, and window treatments that reflect your personal lifestyle, she can create an enduring, one-of-a-kind design for each client.
Establishing a friendly, trustworthy relationship with clients has been the key to Anne’s success in completing large scale projects. Always readily available, she assists clients every step of the way to completion. Click here to email Anne!
Becky Harrell – Interior Designer, ASID
Becky began her career many years ago dressing windows, and quickly realized her passion for staging and design. Dedicated to designing spaces that reflect the way her clients use their space, Becky creates fresh, innovative looks with just a bit of whimsy. Her design style will always leave you smiling. For one sofa or an entire home, she can offer you wonderful options and help you coordinate and complete a home you want to come home to. Click here to email Becky!
Laura S. Shannon – Interior Designer
My love of art began as a child. I have always been artistic and enjoy working with color, pattern, shapes, and especially people. I really enjoy the interaction I have with my clients and helping them make their vision into a reality. Over the years I have formed many client relationships, several of which I am still in contact with and consider to be good friends.
I hold two degrees from Kent State University. In 1994, I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art with a minor in Graphic Design and in 1998, I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design. My career as an Interior Designer began sixteen years ago at the Ohio Design Centre in Beachwood, Ohio. I’ve had extensive experience over the years in kitchen design, commercial office design, and most recently as an Interior Designer for a local high-end residential furniture store. Click here to email Laura!
Barbara Cunningham – Interior Designer
Barbara’s Art degree inspired her to work in the field of interior design. She began her career creating her own very successful commercial and residential design business. Her next career change came when she was recruited by Ethan Allen. Where she was extremely successful for over 17 years and received multiple Gold Spirit awards for her design work.
Creating 3D stylish space planning designs, using creative color combinations and designing custom window treatments is very enjoyable for Barbara. Over the years Barbara has also had the privilege of working on many vacation homes for her clients. Turning their dreams into a reality.
She believes designing for each client’s personality and lifestyle creates homes that are more beautiful than ever imagined. Click here to email Barbara!
William Getz – Interior Designer (Part-time)
William is a 1969 graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. A design professional since 1972, William joined Chez-Del Interiors in 1996. Besides being involved in all facets of residential design, he has an extensive background in contract design ranging from small private offices to multi-member firms, country clubs, and various other facilities. Though largely based in Ohio, William has also completed projects from Chicago to Florida. Click here to email William!
Karen Carpenter – Interior Designer (Part-time)
Karen began her career as an independent designer following her completion of the Interior Design program at Kent State University in 2004. Karen has established a strong client base here at Chez-Del Interiors, concentrating on residential designs from construction through final finishes, furnishings and accessory details. Karen strives to and enjoys building a good relationship with her clients, developing a deep understanding of their needs and style, and putting her skills to work to make ideas come to life. Click here to email Karen!
What Our Customers Are Saying…“Professional guidance! Timely delivery! Excellent overall experience!” –Dolores Alquist
“We are so happy with our recent experience at Chez-Del. Laura was polite, helpful & extremely knowledgeable. The pieces were delivered in great shape and very quickly! I would absolutely return for future furniture purchases.” –Kelsey DeLaney
“Quality furniture at reasonable prices. In store and delivery people were all helpful and service oriented.” –Joe Curtin
“Buying our sectional and ottoman at Chez Del has been a great experience. From start to finish, Kat was helpful and kept us up to date with the delivery timeline. We didn’t expect her to come for the installation- such a nice and personable touch. We will be back to finish furnishing our new remodel!” –Tracy Thomas
“Always exceptional service – outstanding quality for every room in your house including accessories!! I’ve been a customer for over 46 years and wouldn’t think of looking anywhere else! I’ve recommended Chez-Del to all friends and family. My sons and daughters in laws are customers now and couldn’t be happier!! I could go on and on – that’s how passionate I am about this company! All I can say is you can’t go wrong – thank you Del Medico family and staff!” –Patrice Morrison
“Expert advice, good follow up during the waiting process.” –Amy Rosen
“Staff is very attentive and great communicators. Selection of furniture and accessories is exceptional!!” –Hollie Swidarksi
“Bill has done a wonderful job picking out artwork, accessories, lighting and furniture. We love everything he has suggested.” –Bonnie Meadows
“We have always had a great experience with Chez-del. We have worked with Becky for several years — she has a creative and stylish eye and has helped us to think outside the box with our home decor! The delivery team is always courteous and professional!” –Malini Desai
“Beautiful interior designs” –Kevin Curley
“Working with Karen made furnishing our newly finished basement a pleasure. The furniture is beautiful and the delivery team did a superb job.” –Bonnie Wojno
“The designer I worked with was knowledgeable and professional.” –Josh Maximovich
“Just had to share how much I am in love with the furniture I’ve purchased from Chez Del in Akron, Ohio! Over the past two years, I’ve purchased a few fill in pieces for my bedroom, breakfast room, and even an entire living room of furniture at Chez Del’s popular summer warehouse event. I’ve always known exactly what I wanted, having an interior design background myself, and been able to make decisions easily. However, it was the purchase of my family room furniture that had me baffled for the first time. I just couldn’t narrow my ideas and decide on the right style and layout. With the help of designer Becky Harrell, my furniture was delivered this week and I am thrilled. Becky worked with me over a year and a half. She was gracious to quote multiple pieces, let me check out umpteen samples of fabric and finishes, and never made me feel as undeceive as I knew I was being. She knew I wanted quality and I wanted a great price and so steered me to take advantage of the Chez Del fall upholstery sale. Becky came to the house and measured the room to put it into their design software and show me exactly how the furniture would sit in the room. We thought through all the fabrics and finishes and ultimately decided on a look that fit me, my family and our personality. With tons of family showing up for Christmas, the Chez Del team kept a last minute delivery slot open for me, followed up with manufacturers, and made sure we had furniture for our company. The delivery guys (Keith and Joe) are top notch. I’m a little picky and they took extreme care to cover my floors and carefully placed the furniture; often making slight adjustments to my liking. At installation, Becky informed me that the manufacturer of my sofas had left off a decorative feature I had ordered. Chez Del hired their furniture upholstery person to add the decorative features and handled the issue before I even knew about it. It was done perfectly and without my having to stress about it. That is excellent customer service! Bottom line, the furniture business is a tough one these days as manufacturing has changed a great deal. It’s not unusual for the retailer to have to answer to quality issues, delays in shipping expectations, and a whole array of customer satisfaction issues. And, retailers are doing all this at lower margins and more online competitors than ever. Chez Del, their personal touch and expertise, is a gem in this fast changing marketplace. I’ll continue to support them and the personal experience!” –Ann Rye
“Good people and excellent furniture.” –Scott Carey