Style Library Announces Partnership with Centered by Design as 2019 Brand Ambassador

March 21, 2019

Style Library Announces Partnership with Centered by Design in Chicago as 2019 Brand Ambassador


MARCH 2019 (New York, NY) – Style Library USA, home of six of the finest British interior design brands, is excited to announce that Centered by Design, a top Chicago-based design firm, is the company’s 2019 Midwest brand ambassador. Style Library, which includes heritage brands Zoffany, Harlequin, Sanderson, Morris & Co., Scion and Anthology, will work side-by-side with interior designer Claire Staszak and her team at Centered by Design to curate spaces and installations as well as events in close partnership to bring to life the brands represented by Style Library.

“We are thrilled to embark on this project with such a talented firm as Centered by Design,” explains Paul Colley, President of Style Library USA. “Claire and her team have been a fans of our brands, using the fabrics and wallcoverings in creative and dynamic ways for residential projects. It is exciting to partner with them in such a capacity.”

The ambassador program seemed a natural fit, as Centered by Design has been discovering the Style Library brands since the Chicago showroom opened in the Merchandise Mart a year and a half ago. Last year, Style Library and Claire Staszak partnered on a promotion of the Morris & Co fashion collection with H&M. Claire and her team showed the true influence the home products are having on fashion design.

As part of the initiatives for this year, Claire and Centered by Design will lend their talents to the Oak Park/River Forest Kitchen Walk on April 27th, renovating a kitchen using Style Library products to raise funds for New Moms, an organization that helps young mothers living in extreme poverty. The design team will also serve as one of the trend spotters for Style Library during this spring’s High Point Furniture Market and Claire plans to travel to Style Library’s archives and factories in the U.K. to view the storied patterns, molds and materials from the brands’ past that inform the present for future designs. Additionally, Claire will share her design expertise during Style Library’s D&D Spring Market panel discussion Women in Design: Past, Present and Future on May 22nd and during Design Chicago in the fall.

“My love affair with Style Library began with the Morris & Co line,” explains Claire Staszak, head of Centered by Design. “Its classic patterns feel fresh and relevant with a whimsical nod to the past, perfect for many of my clients. From there, I’ve discovered the breadth of all the brands, which allows me to fill my design needs. As a business owner and mother, I’m always in need of time savers.”

About Style Library

Style Library is the official home of six of the finest British brands, Zoffany, Harlequin, Sanderson, Morris & Co., Scion and Anthology. From the 160-year-old brand Morris & Co to the latest line Anthology that meets the needs of today’s hospitality designer, Style Library offers a vast range of fabrics and wallcoverings. With the widest and most diverse range of authentic British interior design products, designers can find everything they need for their clients in one place.

About Centered by Design

Claire Staszak, head of Centered by Design, is a Chicago-based designer known for her holistic design process, which combines her well-trained eye for interiors with her passion for wellness. Her 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 Influencers 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.

Don’t Miss the MAY 22nd event in NYC at the Design & Decoration Building – 979 3rd Ave, New York, NY

Women in Design: Past, Present and Future

Join us for an inspiring panel discussing the legacy of women in design in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Style Library archivist Keren Protheroe will share insight into the impact women made in the company over the last 150 years, while designer and Style Library ambassador Claire Staszak from Centered by Design speaks to the future of women in design. Led by writer and design historian Lynn Byrne, the discussion will kick off our celebration of the new May Morris-inspired collection and the past, present and future of women in design. To commemorate the 19th amendment, please wear your favorite white outfit. Light Refreshments will be served.



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