photo by Aimee Mazzenga

About Centered by Design:

Claire Staszak is a Chicago-based designer known for her holistic design process, which combines her well-trained eye for interiors with her passion for wellness. In addition to her interior design training, Claire draws on years of experience as a yoga and meditation instructor to gently guide her clients through the process of uncovering or refining their own unique style, tailoring the experience to their home and lifestyle. The result is a sanctuary that is timeless, not trendy—a home that is centered by design.

Claire's work has been featured by The Chicago Tribune, Modern Luxury, HGTV, Domino, Architectural Digest online and more. In 2017, the company's namesake blog, was honored with an award for Best Design Writing by the Design Bloggers Conference. She has studied interior design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and holds a Certificate of Kitchen and Bath Design from Harper College. Claire is also a certified yoga instructor with more than 500 hours of training. In 2018, Modern Luxury Interiors, noted Claire as 'One to Watch' in the interior design industry.


Comments from Clients:

"We had a fantastic experience working with Claire. Design is not our specialty, and Claire was able to help us both define our style and create a beautiful, functional space. Claire has a great eye. She is responsive, friendly and saw our project through from start to finish." - Full Service Client, Northbrook, Illinois

"Claire with Centered by Design offers a refreshing approach to the interior design process. Her attention to detail, artistic design eye and calm demeanor made for a stress-free experience. She was an advocate for our vision and shared her strong connections with the finest vendors to ensure a seamless process from beginning to end. We couldn't be happier."  - Full Service Client, Chicago, Illinois