Kara is one of Chicago's most visible design names. The now-defunct Domino magazine listed her in their Top 10 Decorators on the Verge in 2007, the same year she founded her Chicago showroom.
More recently, she designed part of Met Home's Showtime Showhouse and was one of the cultural phenoms included in 'The Vogue 100.' Recent design projects range from high-end Chicago condos to desert retreats. She works with clients on residential and commercial interiors, and she also carries several product lines in her showroom, including BDDW, Blackman Cruz, Ochre, and Timorous Beasties.