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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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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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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Save the Date: Art Fair Fundraiser

SAVE THE DATE!! – FRIDAY, MARCH 24th, 6pm – 9pm Very excited to announce a fundraising shopping event to benefit Loom…

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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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One Part Plant Book Release & Prop Styling Secrets

You guys!! I have a friend who is now a published cookbook author and I’m making her recipes in my kitchen….

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Centered City Guide: Minneapolis, MN

Last weekend, I had the good fortune to be invited on weekend trip to Minneapolis, MN with some inspiring creatives and…

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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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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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CBD Featured: Domino Mag Online

It’s a pretty exciting day when one of your favorite shelter magazines not only features your work, but asks you to…

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A New Home for the Holidays

We haven’t been religious about sending a yearly holiday card, but I sent one the year we got married, and this…

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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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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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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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DIY Paper Marbling with Clementine Studio

By now you’ve probably noticed the marbling craze. Wallpaper, gift wrap, even fabric – I’m seeing it everywhere and that’s cool…

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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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Top Ten Moving Tips with Organizer Sadie Road

April 19, 2016 Tips + Resources 2 Comments

Top Ten Moving Tips. We just moved and bought our first home! It’s a little fixer upper on the northwest side…

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Baking with Dinah of Spinning J Bakery and Soda Fountain – Almond Biscotti Recipe

We are lucky to have the talented Dinah of Spinning J Chicago share a delicious recipe with us today. Her light…

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Women Who MAKE: Spinning J Bakery and Soda Fountain

I’m really excited about this month’s WWM feature friends. Mostly because it involves ice cream, pie and cookies!!! Okay, while that…

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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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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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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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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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Holiday Shopping Throwdown

December 9, 2015 Tips + Resources 0 Comments

Holiday shopping. Some people love it and some people hate it. When shopping for other people is part of your job,…

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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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Women Who MAKE: Sophia Reyes Designs

September 30, 2015 Interviews, Tips + Resources 2 Comments

Today, I’m thrilled to bring you a behind the scenes look into the studio of womenswear clothing designer, Sophia Reyes David….

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Women Who MAKE: Five Month Round Up

This month, I wanted to take a quick pause and recap the amazing ladies featured on Women Who MAKE thus far….

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Shopping Modern & Vintage: Back to School Chicago Style

We’ve all heard the old saying, “A place for everything, and everything in its place.” I’ve always been a little nerdy when…

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Styling Lesson: Designer Tips for Decorating with Books

Wouldn’t it be lovely to have fabulous built-in bookcases (how about this entryway) or miles of wall space to install custom…

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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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Women Who MAKE: Convivial Production, Inc.

Hey beautiful people! Thanks for following along with the Women Who MAKE series. This marks month number five of the series,…

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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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Women Who MAKE: The Nate Berkus Studio Team

Hello world! I’m super smoking excited to bring you this month’s Women Who MAKE interview x3! As some of you may…

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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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Women Who MAKE: MegMade

There is so much good stuff happening with this month’s Women Who Make! #1 – My interview with Meg Piercy was…

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Speaking Engagement at WeWork

I’m honored to have the opportunity to share more about my career journey with Quarterlette and WeWork next Wednesday evening. YOU…

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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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Shibori Dyeing Tutorial

Shibori fabric has hit the mainstream design market big time this spring. You will see designer dresses, pillows, bedding and scarves…

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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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Navigating a Career Change with Compassion

Many of us leave college with a degree, but not with a direction. In my eight years since college graduation I…

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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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Branding Your Small Business

December 1, 2014 Tips + Resources 1 Comment

Hello, I’m so excited to welcome you to the Centered By Design blog! I’ve spent the past six months developing my…

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