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Interior Designer Kara Mann Finds Beauty in the Details

On a recent winter day in Chicago, one of Kara Mann’s clients invited her up to see the raw space of the penthouse she’s working on, located in a building currently under construction.
“No windows — it was just the 80th floor, open to the environment,” Mann recalls, sitting closer to the ground inside the second floor of a gallery space in midtown. “We were all a little scared, because you go up in this little elevator and it’s shaking along the building, and then you step over — so there’s a gap for one minute between the building and the elevator. It was a moody day in Chicago, so it was pretty amazing. Those are the things that I get so geeked up about in my career. I’m always fascinated that human beings make buildings and beautiful objects, that we create all of this stuff.”
A love for creating, and beauty, is what led Mann to her current career as an interior designer. Studying fine art and working as a fashion stylist led her to realize that she was interested in creating the whole environment of a lifestyle, not just the individual components.
Mann, creative director of her eponymous design firm, moved

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