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Kara Mann


New York and Chicago


Principal of KARA MANN

For a moody, almost black, deep green wall color, I mix equal parts Benjamin Moore Essex Green and Black Forest Green.

Essex Green (PM-11) and Black Forest Green (PM-12)$6.99/pint sample, benjaminmoore.com

I can’t stop watching the band on Chet Faker’s “Gold” video—it makes me want to give up my career as a designer and just roller-skate all day. “Gold” by Chet Faker

I love the way this chandelier feels like thousands of dripping candles.

Carine Roitfeld is a huge inspiration to me.

“Irreverent” by Carine Roitfeld for Rizzoli

I love its architectural structure and that it’s made of vegan leather!

Leopard anything. Always chic—like the  Charmer chair from my collaboration with Baker. Charmer chair in leopard decorative leather by Kara Mann $4,795 mr.bakerfurniture.com

The handmade quality of these plates makes them simultaneously playful and sophisticated.

Amazing hostess gifts are so hard to find, but I found the best one from two of my favorite brands, wrapped into one.

I’m currently having a serious obsession with marble in any form…even for an iPhone cover!”

Black gives the expected white sheepskin a stylish edge.