Friday, September 23, 2011

Fabulous Room Friday 09.23.11

kara mann

I am currently loving the “masculine-with-a-glamorous-twist” aesthetic of this living/dining room designed by Kara Mann. This stunning apartment on Chicago’s iconic Michigan Avenue makes a bold impact by mixing symmetrical space planning and classic pieces with irreverent, eclectic items like the fabulous Jean de Merry Lumiere chandelier. Pairing the clean, modern lines of the sofa sumptuous textiles like the luminous velvet upholstery and the rich, chocolate colored rug give the room a glamorous vibe.kara mann2

I love the mix of elements in the dining room. The Jean de Merry chandelier looks fantastic paired with the handsome table. I love that the chairs are completely upholstered in velvet. Their shape is modern, but the upholstery selection is reminiscent of Hollywood Regency, further increasing the glamour quotient.

Thanks for your readership and comments this week. Have a wonderful weekend!

 

{Images via Kara Mann}

15 comments:

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

Very nice! I like the authenticity of this place. It's very unique and has so many interesting elements. I'm in love with the sofas.

Have a great weekend.

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

cacao said...

It kind of reminds me the appartment in Sex&The City 2 movie.

Don't you think?

Oh maybe it's just me, but it's kind the style.

Kisses,


Carla

Ann Porter said...

Very Nice. I love the dining room table.

Vanessa said...

Neutrals can really be quite stunning and inviting! I'm a big fan of Kara's!

Ana Liza said...

OMG those sofas are amaaaaaaazing! Awesome space, and like another reader posted, it is very authentic. Doesn't look staged at all. It's beautiful.

Julie Khuu said...

Those dining chairs are incredible! Love a simple structure backed by gorgeous fabric...so sumptuous!

xo-Julie
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Dylan Drake said...

I love the balance between feminie and masculine. The on going debate in my house is how to put the two together with out one becoming too overwhelminh, ie my husband doesnt want to live in a "girly" home.lol. This is why three years later all our walls are still white and we have neutral furniture.

Pablo said...

Love that room! Thanks for sharing! =)

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Gabrielle said...

Most importantly, who wouldn't kill for that view!!!

designchic said...

What a beautiful home - love the color palette and symmetry in the living area and the chandelier in the dining room...fabulous!!

Carla@DesignintheWoods said...

Yes, just what came to mind when I first saw this image. Definitely masculine. It's kind of refreshing after seeing a lot of fluff. Love that light fixture!

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i really love the chandelier in the dining room!:)

Jasmine Sinclair said...

Such a beautiful apartment! In my favorite city! I would love to have that view!!!

hickory furniture mart said...

Amazing! Your inspiring flair for detail and trend-worthiness is a breath of fresh air. We hope to see you in our showrooms sometime soon!

Diana said...

I would like to know what "this gold / metal thingy hanging on the wall" is. It's "hit and run" for you to throw it out there with no hint. Love it!!