Thomas Joseph Furnishings was established in the fall of 1994. Our philosophy is based on signature designs that are understated yet sophisticated, straight forward, elegant and functional. We listen cafefully to our clients to create an environment that compliments and suits their lifestyles and personalities. Our store and staff are dedicated to superior personalized service, discretion and professional delivery of high quality interiors with a focus on an excellent value for your investment dollar.

With over 59 years of combined interior design experience, we have worked on a comprehensive array of projects in various style in both residential and commercial projects. Our goal is your complete satisifaction, regardless of the scale or complexity of the project.


Thomas J. Bertani, President and Owner of Thomas Joseph Furnishings has over 34 years of experience in the field of commercial and residential design. He started his career in the design field as Store Planner for Mark Shale. After a successful career he decided he wanted to go on his own. His passion to create exceptional interior spaces is the driving force behind his work. The key to a successful project is listening and communicating with each client to form a lasting relationship. Tom looks at his clients as an extension of his personal family. What sets Tom apart from other designers is his ability to work with clients who are moving into their first home to couples who are transitioning to assisted living facilities.

Tom has also worked extensively with architects and builders both in and out of state for clients who are building their dream homes. Tom’s knowledge and experience assists the client in making decisions from kitchen layout, tile design, flooring, interior and exterior lighting. His attention to detail is impeccable and his ability to communicate the desired design to the architect and builder results in homes that flow from the outside through to the interior.  This direct connection to all involved in a project creates spaces that are functional as well as inviting. Tom’s work has been featured in The Hinsdalean newspaper as well as being published in Country Home magazine.

Jyme Ross is the Director of Design at Thomas Joseph Furnishings and has been with the company since it’s inception. She is the driving force behind many of the decisions on the direction and flavor of the store’s interiors. Prior to Thomas Joseph Furnishings, Jyme worked at Mark Shale and Loomcraft. Jyme brings excellence in her interior design projects with careful analysis and assessment based on the client’s needs, wants, and wishes.  With this knowledge at hand, she is able to create beautiful homes that her clients enjoy coming home to and living in on a day to day basis.

Jyme differentiates herself from other designers by focusing on the details of the project and completing them in a timely manner. Jyme also prides herself with exceptional customer service. Her expertise and knowledge of window treaments and custom designs has graced some of the finest homes in the Chicagoland area.  She has been featured in The Doings newspaper for Women in Business.