Claire // Centered by Design


Claire is the blogger behind Centered by Design.

Describe your blog:

Taking the time to re-center ourselves and find a personal sanctuary is more important than ever in today’s fragmented and fast-paced world. I believe that sanctuary is much closer to home (literally!) than you think. My blog features DIY projects, interior design inspiration, business insight and meditation/yoga instruction. It’s the out growth of my creative energy as an emerging interior designer and passionate yoga teacher.

What is your favorite post you’ve written or your favorite series/type of post?

I enjoy writing the series #womenwhomake where I profile creative women who inspire me with their talents for making artful products and running a small business to boot. I also love writing about DIY projects that I experiment with myself first, so much fun!

What is something you wish you knew how to do related to blogging?

Just about everything! I’m a total novice. Um…SEO, best way to tag photos, how to get more people to read it!

Why did you start blogging?

I was a journalism major! I’ve always loved to write. I had my first blog when I lived in New Zealand, and as a new interior designer it’s a great way to show your work.

What is your favorite social platform?

Instagram – total and consistent beauty every time you take a peek- what’s not to like? I meet so many amazing people through Instagram, it’s a cool community.

What are a few of your favorite Chicago blogs?

One Part Plant

The CHICago Life Blog

ChiCity Fashion


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