She's an educated follower of fashion, but background disciplines in art and design have also converged to ascend Kara Mann to well-deserved recognition amongst the interior design elite. Hailing from Evanston, Illinois, Kara has since founded a Chicago-based showroom, KARA MANN, LTD., an offshoot of her Kara Mann Design (KMD) firm which launched in 2005. But distinction cannot only be found in the merits of her media celebration (features in The New York Times, InStyle and Vogue, to name but a few of the publications to hold this stylemaker du jour in high regard,) but in her unique creative vision, also.
Striking the balance between modern and classical design, her bespoke interiors excercise complete design auteurism, featuring the seamless integration of approaches from the darkly decadent to breezy, thalassic infusions. To attain this uniqueness, Kara works with a range of collections from artists and design studios, spanning handmade contemporary Americana from BDDW, to 'surreal and provocative' textiles from studio Timorous Beasties, to the punk regalia of Brit-based duo Jimmie Martin. And this knack for collective esotericism is why this one-time 'Rising Star Award'-winner has gone stellar.
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