Claire

Claire Rose Staszak is the owner, designer, and yoga instructor behind Centered By Design.

We Are Hiring!

We Are Hiring!

This is an exciting role for a leader in the interior design industry to join an A-List Chicago design firm that curates timeless, bespoke interiors with a team culture that values collaboration and the client experience. We are seeking a well-trained design professional with leadership experience, who has worked in the high-end residential sector for more […]

These Are the 7 Top Interior Design Trends You’ll See Everywhere in 2022

These Are the 7 Top Interior Design Trends You’ll See Everywhere in 2022

January is an exciting time to look ahead to all the possibilities for interior design trends and home renovation projects this year. From open-concept design on its way out to a rising neutral, soft shapes and antique everything, these are the 2022 interior design trends we’re most looking forward to. It’s fun to see how […]

Project Reveal: Cali Girl Blue Renovation in Lakeview

Project Reveal: Cali Girl Blue Renovation in Lakeview

A California modern home… in the heart of Chicago? This is a project we’ve been working hard on lately for a sweet couple that hails from San Diego, and we’re thrilled to make the big reveal today. Make no mistake: We love sharing details of our projects with you on Instagram. Yet there’s so much […]

Our Holiday Home Goods Drive with Schlep and Humble Design

Our Holiday Home Goods Drive with Schlep and Humble Design

With the end of the year fast approaching, we’ve been thinking about a meaningful way for us, as a business, to give back to our community. This past spring, our team had the opportunity to do a volunteer day at Humble Design, an incredible nonprofit that changes lives and communities by furnishing the homes of […]

WE ARE HIRING – Design Director & Office Manager Roles

WE ARE HIRING – Design Director & Office Manager Roles

Hello there! We have two exciting interior design job openings in Chicago for the right candidates. Please read the detailed descriptions below. Email info@centeredbydesign.com with a resume, portfolio and a link to a Pinterest board that you’ve curated to show us how your style will fit into the Centered by Design aesthetic. JOB OPENING #1 […]

5 Stunning Fireplace Design Ideas to Cozy Up Your Home

5 Stunning Fireplace Design Ideas to Cozy Up Your Home

Sipping on a warm drink while curled up with family around the fireplace is extra cozy, especially around the holidays. If you are looking to install a fireplace or redo an existing fireplace design, there are a few things to consider before aesthetics. First, you’ll need to determine what type of fireplace will work best […]

Top Spots to Buy Wallpaper Online, According to Interior Designers

Top Spots to Buy Wallpaper Online, According to Interior Designers Where to Buy Wallpaper

They say everything old is new again. That cliché holds true when it comes to a trend being revived from the depths of history: wallpaper. According to Vogue, wallpaper is back—and hotter than ever. Way back in the 16th century, wallpaper was used to decorate small rooms and the insides of cupboards in merchants’ homes. […]

A Guide to the Best Vintage Home Goods Stores in Chicago and Beyond

A Guide to the Best Vintage Home Goods Stores in Chicago and Beyond

Vintage home décor and furniture add so much depth and character to a home. Rather than filling up a space with all brand-new pieces, I love sourcing one-of-a-kind items from local and online vintage shops to balance out new pieces in our client projects. One amazing resource for vintage shopping that’s developed over the last […]

Nursery Glider Makeover with Calico Reupholstery

Nursery Glider Makeover with Calico Reupholstery Nursery Glider Makeover

Our lives have changed immensely since my last blog post! Luke, Willa and I are now a family of four, having welcomed our sweet son Jude into the world on July 19. We are tired but so filled with love. He’s an easy baby so far, sleeping well and eliciting lots of cooing over his […]

The Warwick Reno – A Classic Black & White Bathroom with Flair

The Warwick Reno – A Classic Black & White Bathroom with Flair black and white bathroom

This summer, I decided it was time to finally renovate the bathroom on the main floor of our Chicago bungalow — the only room in the house we hadn’t yet touched — while I was nine months pregnant. (After all, there’s nothing like an imminent birth to help you stay on schedule with renovation plans, right?) My […]