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With its earthy, grounded attitude and relaxed glamour, Kara Mann’s signature design style strikes a balance of edgy and attainable. Unexpected details and meticulously chosen materials, fabrics and finishes make her collection for Milling Road distinctive, unique and timeless. Purposeful and refined, the pieces complement and elevate both traditional and modern styles, resulting in rooms that are both of-the-moment and enduring.
Based in New York and Chicago, interior designer Kara Mann has merged her background in fashion, art and design to create distinct interiors that reimagine the possibilities of mixing modern and traditional styles. Since opening Kara Mann Design in 2005, she has collaborated with clients nationally and internationally on both residential and commercial projects, achieving a balance of edgy yet attainable design and producing interiors that are both enduring and current.
A recognized stylemaker, Kara was called an “of-the-moment” designer by InStyle, and Vogue has appointed her a member of “The Vogue 100,” a group of influential decision makers and opinion leaders known for their distinctive taste in fashion and culture.
Mann’s work has appeared in Architectural Digest, The New York Times, Traditional Home, and House Beautiful, among others. She has served on several esteemed design panels, including the Details magazine panel at La Cienega Design Quarter and the Interiors magazine West Week Panel, both in 2010. In spring of 2015, Mann collaborated with Gwyneth Paltrow on a Goop pop-up shop in Chicago that showed off her playful, relaxed, yet sophisticated sensibility.
Mann’s first collection for Milling Road updates traditional materials with details that add a sense of edginess while still reflecting luxury via clean lines and timeless designs. Her pieces are architectural, purposeful, quietly impactful and refined, and reflect her love of simplicity and dedication to fine craftsmanship.