Apartment Therapy has followed interior designer Kara Mann's work ever since she served on the judging panel of our Small Cool 2007 contest. Her signature palette blends earthy textures with high-gloss accents and one-of-a-kind accessories. It's a moody aesthetic that stands out from the pack.
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.
MORE KARA MANN ON APARTMENT THERAPY
• Small Cool Judges: Kara Mann
• Kara Mann Bedrooms
• Mexican Beach Retreat by Kara Mann
• Blogging Domino:04.07 - Kara Mann
• Tour of Met Home's Showtime Showhouse