About Us

I founded Greer because I wanted to create a place whose purpose was steadfastly positive, a place devoted to good design, good feelings, intelligent thought and the celebration of beauty.

A previous career in advertising honed my appreciation of creativity and design and cemented an interest in the power of communication. An upbringing marked by plenty of report card mentions that "Chandra is such a polite child" hard-wired a lifelong commitment to promoting appreciation, respect and doing the right thing, my definition of civility.

We're excited to bring you an ever-evolving collection that makes your world, and that of those important to you, a lovelier, happier place, from an array of designers dedicated to doing the same.

Deborah Cilino is the business. Literally, the business. As Greer's manager, Deborah has her hand in just about everything we do from design to operations to display to customer service. And she does it all with a smile on her face, a heart full of grace and a glide in her stride, the latter being more pronounced when an 'N Snyc song is involved. Deborah has a BFA from the Savannah College of Art & Design.

Thom Siemsen gratefully assists with the operations of Greer Chicago twice a week, and would live here if he could. He loves stationery and thoughtful gifts with artistic finesse, and is appreciative to spend his days at Greer internalizing our store’s messages of gratitude, happiness, and creativity. He is also our guest DJ, and looks up to Mary J. Blige spiritually.