We are a full-service residential interior design studio, known for soulful restorations of historical homes and our expertise in crafting sophisticated and timeless kitchens.
Claire's love of older homes, well-trained eye for interiors, and passion for personal wellness all inspire her design philosophy and mission of restoring historical spaces with soul. This is rooted in the belief that good design is thoughtful design intended to evolve over time. Publications including HGTV, House Beautiful, Architectural Digest, The Chicago Tribune, Domino Magazine, and LUXE have featured her timeless interiors. Read more about Claire and her work on Centered by Design's award-winning blog.
Is there anything more lovely than Paris in autumn? The City of Light is hard to beat in this glorious season, and last month, we got the opportunity to travel to France to visit both Paris and Bordeaux. It wasn’t a purely leisure trip (though how can Paris ever feel like work?) — our main intent […]
If you’ve been following Centered by Design for a while, you know how much we enjoy exploring Round Top Antiques Fair. Last year, Claire and Meghan shopped the expansive antiques experience covering miles and miles of land surrounding the remote town of Round Top, Texas, and came home with treasures galore. We talked about our […]
We love a good before and after, and this Northshore craftsman kitchen renovation is a project we are so excited to share with you! For this kitchen renovation, we had our work cut out for us. It was a 1920s-era craftsman-style home that had been previously renovated and stripped of a lot of the original […]
Gorgeous and highly functional kitchens are our speciality. We obsess over every detail to create our in-house line of custom cabinetry, which will create a lasting impression in your home. Made of the highest quality materials, we work with an experienced mill shop in Western IL, to ensure a seamless design and installation process from start to finish. Let us help you create your ideal kitchen, customized to your home and lifestyle.