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You'll find Kara Mann's interior design genius everywhere from Gold Coast homes to print mags and design blogs. And very soon, she'll be extending her style footprint from here to New York, where she's prepping a soon-to-open satellite office. But before she heads east, we managed to steal a moment with one of Chicago's most prized decor gurus, in the one space that matters more than any other – her own. During our tour of Kara's envy-inducing home, we got all the super-insidery dish on hidden Chicago shopping gems, easy ways to hone your eye, and even her own plans for the future. Warm up your coffee, hang up the phone, and settle in for one of our favorite My Style stories ever.
Photography by Heather Talbert