Our design studio is known for storied interiors and our expertise in crafting timeless spaces. From new-builds to restorations, we reinvent and preserve, ushering homes into a modern age, thoughtfully linked to the past.

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About Claire

owner, principal designer

Claire Staszak is a Chicago-based interior designer known for her holistic design process and expertise in designing and restoring homes, infusing them with soul. She has a special affinity for crafting timeless and functional kitchens. Centered by Design was born out of her love of historical architecture, her well-trained eye for interiors, and her passion for personal wellness. 

Claire studied interior design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and holds a Certificate of Kitchen and Bath Design from Harper College. Her work has been featured by Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Domino, Chicago Tribune, HGTV, LUXE and others.

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renovations for modern living

Our custom cabinetry, kitchens and millwork, crafted from the highest quality materials, guarantees a lasting impression.

Let us tailor your dream home to your lifestyle.

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