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Design School: Studio LIFE.STYLE.

Welcome to the launch of DESIGN SCHOOL. This monthly interview series is chance to get inside the minds of our favorite…

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Color and Pattern for a Family Home

July 27, 2017 Interior Design 0 Comments

Excited to share a recent project that involved a lot of my favorite – color and pattern! I get extra excited…

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The Warwick Reno: Master Bathroom Planning

Last month I shared our plans for the new bathroom upstairs, including some before photos and the fabulous rendering Deckor helped…

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10 Best Apps for Your Interior Design Business

Everyone has a different path to walk when opening their interior design business and beginning the journey of entrepreneurship. We all…

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Lake Forest Showhouse 2017: Before and After

A big heartfelt THANK YOU to all those who came out to visit The Lake Forest Showhouse 2017. It was an…

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10K Giveaway – Join the Instagram Party

It was a milestone moment for CBD this month when we reached 10 thousand followers on Instagram !! If you follow along…

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Outfit to Room: May Edition

It’s always fun to see what our resident stylist, Alyssa of Cochic Styling, comes up with when she creates “the outfit” to match…

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Spring Home Tours Week Five: Meredith Rodday

Today I’m excited to introduce you to Meredith Rodday of View From My Heels. Meredith’s home is just outside Boston and…

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Women Who MAKE: Zoe Pawlak

Centered By Design: Women Who MAKE Interview – Artist Zoë Pawlak This month, I’m thrilled to introduce you to Canadian artist…

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The Warwick Reno: Spring Home Tour – FULL REVEAL!

It’s week four of the #SpringIntoHome series – and the home tour of our Chicago bungalow renovation is up this week!…

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Spring Home Tours Week Three: Farmer’s Daughter Interiors

Alrighty! By now you know the drill, it’s Friday and that means it’s #SpringIntoHome home tour time. This week it’s my…

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Outfit to Room: April Edition

With wedding season in the Midwest quickly approaching I thought that this month’s Outfit to Room post could stand to go…

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CBD Interviewed on our first PODCAST!

Hello there friends, Excited to have made it through my very first podcast interview!! I was recently interviewed by LuAnn Nigara…

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Spring Home Tours Week Two: Bria Hammel Interiors

April 13, 2017 Interior Design 0 Comments

It’s week two of #SpringIntoHome and this week’s home tour is courtesy of Bria Hammel Interiors. Bria and I were first…

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The Warwick Reno Featured in The Chicago Tribune

It was an exciting week at the Staszak household. Our little renovation story made it into the Chicago Tribune, and on…

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Spring Home Tour Week One: Doreen Corrigan

Today is the first of the Friday home tours this spring! It’s always thought provoking and inspiring to see how someone…

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Spring Home Tours Announcement

April 4, 2017 Interior Design 0 Comments

To welcome springtime this year and share our love of interior design, I’ve collaborated with fellow blogger gal pals (many of…

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Women Who MAKE: Angela Chrusciaki Blehm

The wide world of Instagram led me to the work and home of artist Angela Chrusciaki Blehm. Her profile read, “Obsessed…

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Outfit to Room: March Edition

Spring has officially sprung! At least at Chicago’s Garfield Park Conservatory it has. I took a visit there yesterday and it…

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Highlights from the Design Bloggers Conference

Thank you, thank you, thank you! You guys I cannot believe it, but this little blog WON BIG at the Design…

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The Mood Board: How to Create A Feeling

For some, creating a mood board comes naturally. You save bits and pieces of your life; a card from a friend,…

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MyDomaine Features New Work

I am very excited to share some new work with you today! A project that began last July and finished just…

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Outfit to Room: February Edition

It’s time for a monthly does of fashion with guest contributor, Alyssa Doorhy, of CoChic Styling. Alyssa and I both love…

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Design Blogger Conference Awards 2017

January 28, 2017 Interior Design 0 Comments

Hi friends and readers! I need your help and votes : ) I’m super stoked to be nominated in two categories…

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The Warwick Reno: KITCHEN REVEAL

Woohoo!! The big moment has finally arrived. It’s our classic black and white kitchen reveal! Remember the before photos and the DESIGN…

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Fashion and Interiors with CoChic Styling

Hey there, I’m excited to share a new monthly post concept and my latest collaborator! Alyssa Doorhy is a Chicago-based stylist…

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Save the Date: Lake Forest Show House 2017

I’m thrilled to be participating in the Lake Forest Show House 2017, along side Relativity Textiles! We are co-designing the back…

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Before & After: Family Room Remodel + White Washed Fireplace

This dated family room got a big update! I’m excited to show you the before and after. I think there are…

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2016 Review: Popular Posts, Inspiration & What’s Your Mantra?

Happy New Year friends! I’m not one for resolutions per say, but my yearly tradition seems to center around the notion…

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New Work: Portfolio Update

Holy moly, it’s almost the end of the year!! Web site updates usually take a back seat around here, as just…

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The Warwick Reno: Living Room Reveal

December 6, 2016 Interior Design, Warwick 0 Comments

Sit back, relax and get ready for a long post folks! We are going back to the beginning at The Warwick…

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Living Room Sneak Peek & Black Friday SALE

November 23, 2016 Interior Design, Warwick 0 Comments

One of the best parts of being a designer is sharing the “reveal” photos. There is so much creative energy, planning,…

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The Warwick Reno: Kitchen Sneak Peek

November 18, 2016 Interior Design, Warwick 0 Comments

Ahh! I am so excited to share a few little peeks at our black and white kitchen renovation with you. Carolina…

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One Room Challenge, Weeks Five and Six: The Big Reveal

I finished my first One Room Challenge (and only a day late!). I jumped on this train very last minute, so…

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Shopping Vintage like a Pro

I’m excited to be featured on my friend Erin’s blog today! Erin is DIY maven behind Francois et Moi, and it’s…

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Women Who MAKE: Hapi Art and Pattern

Today, I’m so excited to bring you into the bold and colorful world of Kristi Kohut of Hapi Art and Pattern….

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The Warwick Reno: Entryway Reveal

With the One Room Challenge in full swing, I’ve gotten a little distracted with my other posts. I realized I never…

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One Room Challenge: Week Two, Painting & The Plan

October 12, 2016 Interior Design, Warwick 0 Comments

Hiya! If you’re following along with The Warwick Reno, you know my husband Luke and I are slowly renovating our 1932-built…

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Women Who MAKE: Rehabitat Interiors

Have you ever had a design crush? For me, it’s a situation where I look at the work of said designer/s…

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One Room Challenge: Week One, Home Office Makeover

I’m ten seasons late, but I’m joining in the One Room Challenge for the first time! Have you heard of this…

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The Warwick Reno: Blue Bedroom Reveal

The very first room in the new house #thewarwickreno is DONE! I’m so happy to report that it’s the blue bedroom…

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The Warwick Reno: Mudroom Planning

I am loving how recently it seems mudrooms and laundry rooms are taking on a design life of their own. They…

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Before and After: A Charming Bedroom Makeover

Hiya! Quick post today with a great before and after WOW factor. I was thrilled when the stylish and sweet Maya…

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The Warwick Reno: A Chic Entryway

One of my favorite spots to decorate in a home is the entryway. This often overlooked space has tons of potential,…

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Blue Bedroom Design Dreams

Blue is most definitely my favorite color. But I’ve been slightly distressed, because as I solidified designs for the main rooms…

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Easy Bathroom Updates

July 20, 2016 Interior Design 0 Comments

We are currently living with some super vintage bathrooms (yet to be seen here on the blog), and I’ve been thinking…

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Looking For the Perfect Settee

My middle name as been settee this week! I’ve been looking for a streamlined settee or bench for my own living…

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Design Advice for a Kitchen Renovation

It’s been everything KITCHEN these past two weeks as we gear up for demolition! Luke and I have had a lot…

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Behind the Photo Shoot with Unison Home

Hello friends, sorry for the delay in posting! Summer has really picked up with client projects, the house renovations are underway,…

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The Warwick Renovation: Modern Romantic Design in the Living Room

I’m most definitely a romantic. Actually, I think there is almost nothing I like better than LOVE, but when it comes…

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The Warwick Renovation: Wallpaper Panels in the Dining Room

I’m crazy about wallpaper! But wall-to-wall wallpapering can be a long-time style commitment (not to mention financial commitment). Often you will…

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The Warwick Renovation: Picking Greige Paint & Planning

It’s been almost two months since move-in day, and for the most part the house looks totally the same. I keep…

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The Warwick Renovation: Hollywood Regency Style Dining Room

Let’s start from the beginning. If you’re new to the blog or this series, welcome (if you’re not, thanks for reading…

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Favorite Thrift & Vintage Shops in Minneapolis and Chicago

You guys! I’m excited about this post for so many reasons, but primarily because it means summer road trip season is…

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CBD on Style Me Pretty Living: Gray Living Room Decor

It’s always exciting to see your designs shared online, and my favorite part is reading the article titles and headlines the…

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Our Home Tour: BEFORE PHOTOS

Hello Friends! For those of you who have been following along on Instagram or sign-up for the monthly newsletter, you might…

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Rue Magazine Feature with Relativity Textiles

You may remember textile artist and wallpaper designer, Erin Chlaghmo, from my Women Who MAKE interview series, when I featured her…

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Damn Good Design Articles: Edition 3

It’s a holiday weekend, and hopefully you’ve got a little extra time with friends, family or to check up on your…

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Design*Sponge Interiors Feature: Project Coach House

It is always a thrill to have your work shown on the web, and I’m very honored that one of my…

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Shopping for Vintage with South Loop Loft

Alright friends, if there is one topic I geek out over it’s vintage clothing and furniture. A few of you may…

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Creating A Home Office You’ll Love

*This post first appeared as a guest post on Wandeleur.com where I occasionally write interiors focused articles for their Nest column. When…

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Damn Good Design Articles: Edition 2

Two articles for price the price of one today friends! For this second edition of Damn Good Design Articles, I’ve paired…

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Damn Good Design Articles: Edition 1

Today I’m starting a new kind of post, my first “round-up” of sorts! I’m always scouring the web for all things…

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DIY Wall Art Projects with Wallpaper

There is no denying that wallpaper is back in vogue big time. This month on #WomenWhoMake, I featured artisan textile and…

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Women Who MAKE: Relativity Textiles

I’m really excited for you all to meet Erin. This woman is making it HAPPEN with her own two hands! She’s juggling…

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A Quick Look Back on 2015

It’s been quite the eventful year and my top nine posts on Instagram sums it up pretty well – design, design,…

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Window Treatments: Roman Shades & Drapery Panels

The world of window treatments is wide, and designers love their lingo – pleated, puddled, smocked, skirted, etc. Most of the…

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Decorating Inspiration: A Bohemian Hideaway

Hi Friends! It’s been over a week since my last post, so sorry! I’ve been busy with a few projects, and…

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Bohemian Style Studio Makeover

I’m excited to share a project with you today that has been in the works for several months. I teamed up…

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Create a Personal Sanctuary that Keeps your Travel Memories Alive

Using the written word to tell a compelling story is a definite art. Gifted writers seem to always find eloquent words…

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Affordable Nursery Design with Target and buybuy Baby

Alrighty! Today I’ve got a short and sweet post all about decorating an affordable nursery. I find that lots of people…

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The Ross House is featured on Design Sponge!

Today I’m really excited to share that a project I was a large part of, The Ross House, has been featured…

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Apartment Therapy Feature

Last week our apartment tour went live on Apartment Therapy! I was really impressed with how well our AT editor seemed…

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High-End Design on a Budget

July 15, 2015 Interior Design 0 Comments

This post first appeared on Wandeleur.com. A lovely and inspiring lifestyle site based in Chicago, where I occasionally contribute design focused…

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The Art of Layering Rugs

Layering rugs isn’t exactly a new trend, but with the recent explosion of bohemian decorating options for the masses, my pinterest…

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Centered By Design is featured in Germany!

I was pleasantly surprised to get an email from German design blogger Maria Spassov a few weeks ago. Through the wonders…

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Flea Market Fabulous

Summer flea market season officially opens this weekend! Here in Chicago, it’s marked by the Randolph Street Market taking their festivities…

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My Favorite Art Resources

There comes a moment in most 20 or 30 somethings lives when you realize that you need art, you need art…

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Photoshop Tutorial: Create Your Own Color Palette

I’ve been slowing building my Photoshop skills. Digital design skills are very important for interior design work today and there are…

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Bedroom Design: Splurge or Steal?

April 13, 2015 Interior Design 0 Comments

I am always a fan when fashion magazines do the splurge vs. steal page layout for an outfit. It’s not always…

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Colorful Exteriors & Wanderlust

Lately I’ve been dreaming about two things, 1. My client’s homes (there are many days I wake up debating paint colors)…

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Wallpaper Resources and Trends

Wallpaper is making a huge comeback, and I mean HUGE! You can’t look at any interiors focused site today without an…

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Tips & Resources: Great Interior Design Books

I am definitely a book lover. These days with my Kindle, Iphone and Amazon it’s rare that I actually get to…

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Design Ideas for a Stylish Entryway

The entryway to our homes can often get overlooked. Like a sturdy handshake or friendly smile upon meeting someone, your entry…

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Centered By Design is featured on The Everygirl

For those of you who may not be familiar with The Everygirl, here’s a little introduction. The site is run by…

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Best of Houzz 2015 Award

January 22, 2015 Interior Design 0 Comments

I’m excited to share that Centered By Design received a Best of Houzz 2015 badge in the SERVICE category for our…

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Colorful & Modern Kitchen Decor Update

January 10, 2015 Interior Design 0 Comments

I’m working with a client who has recently moved into their first single family home and it’s three times the size…

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Bar Styling Inspiration

Hey, hey, hey! Just in time for New Year’s Eve I’ve got a little inspiration for your home bar. The 20-something…

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Perfect Palette: Color Inspiration

Hello there, I hope everyone had a lovely holiday celebration, and got a special gift you love! I have been inspired…

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Oak Park Living Room Transformation

Woohoo! I have my first before and after project to share, and this room was a dream to decorate. This living…

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How to Refurbish a Vintage Clock

DIY Project – Repurposing a George Nelson inspired clock in six easy steps. I originally wrote this post for KRRB.com  they are…

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