Claire

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

How the Architecture of Your Home Should Inform Your Design

How the Architecture of Your Home Should Inform Your Design

Your styles and tastes may change throughout your life, but the architecture of and era in which your home was built may greatly influence the design. Interior designers have the knowledge and experience to be able to remodel a home to feel true to its original architecture while breathing new life into the design. But […]

Today Show Features Willa’s Playroom!

Today Show Features Willa’s Playroom!

I have long LOVED the Today Show! It was a thrill to see a photo of our very own daughter’s playroom used as an example of the reemergence of wallpapers popularity. You can watch the quick segment with Hoda and Jenna linked here! Interior designer Elizabeth Mayhew shared her inspirations with Hoda and Jenna from […]

5 Common Mistakes Homeowners Make with a Bathroom Reno

5 Common Mistakes Homeowners Make with a Bathroom Reno

Thinking of doing a bathroom reno? Great idea! Not only can a bathroom reno make this essential space more functional and aesthetically pleasing, it will also add value to your home. (We renovated ours a few years ago — you can see our planning and inspiration here!) If you’re not working with an interior designer from […]

An Interior Designer’s Guide to Nursery Design, 2 Ways

An Interior Designer’s Guide to Nursery Design, 2 Ways nursery decorating

With our leader Claire expecting baby No. 2 later this year, we’re abuzz with talk about nursery decorating ideas these days. While designing a nursery can feel like an opportunity to go wild with a theme and all the furniture and baby accessories, there are a few common mistakes new parents often make when getting […]

We Are Hiring

We Are Hiring

Interior Design Assistant & Marketing – Full Time Role Email Resume, Cover Letter and Portfolio: info@centeredbydesign.com 2 years experience in the design industry preferred, looking for immediate start date: Design Support Lead Designer with furniture sourcing & material selection Assist in ideation for client projects Create client proposals in IVY (project management software) Assist in creating […]

Cabinet Hardware: Installation Tips & Tricks

Cabinet Hardware: Installation Tips & Tricks

One of the simplest, most budget-friendly ways you can update your kitchen (or any room with cabinetry) is to update your hardware. New cabinet hardware can dramatically change your space and easily be done in an hour or two — talk about a quick transformation! There are many options out there to choose from when […]

Peek Inside Our New Chicago Design Studio!

Peek Inside Our New Chicago Design Studio! new Chicago design studio

We have some exciting news: Centered by Design is moving to a new Chicago design studio! Spring has a way of making everything feel fresh again. We may still have snow on the ground and freezing temperatures in Chicago, but we’re already looking forward to starting anew in the next few weeks. I’m so thrilled […]