Monday’s Masterpiece – can you say ‘design crush’?!

Wow, it has been a while since I had a design crush this bad…  Chicago-based interior designer Kara Mann blends the perfect dose of edgy with a large smattering of all natural finishes and the occasional blast of colour, to create a portfolio of absolutely exquisite interiors.

So I came across a couple of images from this Oceanfront Villa project recently and was instantly on the hunt for more.  Seriously, it is bonkers good, take a squiz for yourselves.

So starting off with a bananas bathroom chanelling a serious dose of Moroccan style – this carved wooden window screen, brass (??) mirrors and Moorish tiling are perfection itself:

As is this unusual mirror and simple console – love!

A simple yet chic bedroom – the lines of those lamps are beautiful, and I can never say no to a tree stump or two…


Some insaaaanely good outdoors spaces – in love with those upholstered armchairs in particular:

And here’s the main living area, full of quirkily-shaped armchairs, gorgeous suzani throw pillows and one helluva fantastic reclaimed wood coffee table:

Ahem, did I mention the suzani throw pillows??!!  Also totally enamoured with the fireplace surround here:

And here are a few (ahem, a few too many…) of my other faves from Kara’s portfolio.  This fireside set up is the perfect glam side of cosy – check out those gorgeous exotic chairs:

And this black lacquer bar ticks all the boxes, as does the fur covered Butterfly chair (see here for more Butterfly goodies!)

Possibly the most perfect canopy bed of all time…

And this intricately carved table alone would have me drooling, let alone its styling – loving that [Berber??] rug too!

Couple of extremely glam bedrooms:

And a slightly more industrial chic garden room – that blingy sideboard is TO DIE FOR!!!

Errr, the best splashback you have ever seen?!  Yep, I thought so.

Another cosy fireside scene – I don’t usually go for brown upholstery but am really digging this lot:

And lastly, an uber-glam Carrara marble-clad bathroom – I would not turn my nose up, that’s for sure…

{all credits: Kara Mann}

What do you lovelies think?  Are you hankering after any of these spaces?

Have a fabulous week everyone, toodles!


  1. Very beautiful. The white bedroom is my absolute favourite – it just feels so peaceful and calm and fresh

    P.S. Can you delete my previous comment, please? Somehow it got published with my email showing instead of my name – thank you in advance! x

  2. Alexis Grace says:

    OHHHH I have been obsessing over Kara Mann for awhile now—- I totally love how she mixes textures and natural elements with modern pieces….. she is my complete design crush!

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