We at Centered By Design work closely and collaboratively with you to align your personal taste with the style and era of your home's architecture to create a truly timeless …
We at Centered By Design work closely and collaboratively with you to align your personal taste with the style and era of your home's architecture to create a truly timeless design. By gently guiding you through our design process, our team tailors the design experience to your lifestyle and needs. The final result is a beautiful and personalized space that is a reflection of you and your family—a home that is centered by design.
Claire Staszak is a Chicago-based interior designer known for her holistic design process and expertise in designing and restoring older 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.
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.
Here’s what our clients say:
"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." - Libby G., 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." - Lesley S., Full Service Client, Chicago, Illinois