Claudia Giselle Design (CGD) is a full-service interior design studio that offers a process that unearths how you want to live. Each CGD interior is vividly original, because it’s about an authentic connection with the client. The end-product is always calming and organizing, because Claudia and her team create tailored systems for living. CGD is a certified Minority and Woman-owned Business (M/WBE).

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Inspired by the Details of Your Life

Interior Design Solutions 

Interior Design Solutions 


Claudia is happiest when her interiors help you actualize your best life and work. Her company’s services are personalized, meticulous, and orderly, which is why 95 percent of her business is word-of-mouth. A passionate educator, Claudia is an instructor at The New York School of Interior Design. A leader in her field who believes in giving back, she has participated in multiple charity showhouses and mentored emerging designers at the Housing Works Design on a Dime benefit and the Kravet Student Design Forum.

Meet our founder and  principal interior designer, an award-winning New York State Certified Interior Designer (CID) and NCIDQ Certified Interior Designer.

Claudia Tejeda was born in the Dominican Republic. Acclimating to the United States at the age of 10 made her a keen observer of the different ways people live. Her parents were self-made entrepreneurs who lifted Claudia’s family into a better life, and she credits them with instilling an intense work ethic. Claudia received a BS in Advertising and Speech Communications from Syracuse University, and a degree in interior design from the New York School of Interior Design. She started her design career in the hospitality sector, designing restaurants for celebrity chefs. Later she was recruited by a 350-employee architecture firm to formalize their interior design department, and worked on restaurants, retail environments, and real-estate developments. Claudia launched her own firm in 2011. She continued to work on commercial projects, even as she carved out a niche in designing residences. In 2012, she was elected the youngest-ever president of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA).

Claudia Tejeda

New York Certified Interior Designer

We design custom objects that help you function better.

Bespoke Design

We are an L.G.B.T.Q.-friendly business.

All Families Are Beautiful & Welcome

We deliver on time and within budget, repurpose beloved objects, and minimize waste.


We develop relationships of trust with our clients. We communicate directly and create spaces that reflect the real you, and the love and joy in your life.


It's not about labels or expense; it’s about objects made by master craftsmen that add meaning and value to your property.


Claudia has endured a lifelong struggle with allergies and migraines that informs her approach to design. She fiercely guards her clients’ wellbeing, whether that means selecting healthy materials or creating havens that facilitate sleep, relaxation and renewal.

Health & Wellbeing

Every engagement begins with a Client Lifestyle Interview so we can understand your habits, needs, and wishes. We listen with an open heart and no judgment. The details of your life spark our concepts.


What We Stand For

To see where we have been published, take a look at our Press Page.

Claudia Tejeda at 
 Westchester Home Design Awards 
with Master of Ceremonies and acclaimed interior designer, Vicente Wolf

Upper East Side Prewar Lobby Design Competition


Vision Design Competition

2013 winner

Westchester Home Design Awards

2017 winner 

Westchester Home Design Awards


Westchester Home Design Awards


Awards & Recognition

The Claudia Giselle Design team has been fortunate to work with many wonderful clients including philanthropists, pillars of their community, and industry leaders. We're honored to have been featured in various publications and have accepted generous awards for our work.


Are you searching for an expert interior designer to guide you through the design process and turn your vision into reality?

Our Interior Design Service

At Claudia Giselle Design (CGD), we believe luxury goes beyond traditional opulence. For us, it's about crafting a space that reflects your values and fosters the life you desire. We offer a range of services, from residential to commercial interior design, each meticulously tailored to your unique needs. Whether it's a complete renovation, a dream kitchen, or a spa design, we will collaborate closely with you to bring your vision to life. We handle every detail, from space planning and FF&E selection to procurement and installation, ensuring a seamless and stress-free experience.

Residential Interior Design

From full remodels and custom built-ins to dream kitchens, baths, and more, our design services handle it all. We meticulously plan, source, and manage every detail, collaborating closely with architects, artisans, tradespeople, and vendors.

Commercial Interior Design

We create more than just spaces; we craft experiences. From high-end residences to chic restaurants and serene spas, our commercial design expertise caters to diverse sectors. We prioritize a balance of luxury, functionality, and cost-effectiveness to support your business goals and elevate your brand.

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Carole P.

"Unmitigated pleasure, joy every time I put the key in the door, and a feeling of peace and harmony with the home is probably the best way I can describe how joyous it is to be here."

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