1 March 2018

Interior designer Kara Mann is known for her work in both residential and commercial spaces, reimagining environments in cutting edge ways that draw from her background in fashion, art and design. She takes into account the unique vernacular of each project, internalizing the architecture to imbue every interior with intimacy and specificity.

As the designer of the 1000M residences and amenity spaces, Kara hosted a presentation and mimosas at the 1000M Sales Gallery in February. Filling the room with awe and wonder, Mann discussed her design inspiration for the 74-story tower and notable interiors trends for 2018. To everybody’s delight, she offered gift bags stocked with a few of her favorite things, which we share with you here!  


Kara Mann's Favorite Things

1. Le Labo Santal 26 Home Fragrance

This sophisticated, subtle spray with notes of amber, spices and sandalwood is a cult favorite among interior geeks! Given its beautiful packaging and hand labeling, it’s obvious why. We love it so much, which explains why the Sales Gallery has these exquisite candles throughout the space’s intimate nooks.


2. Moleskine Mini Notebook 

To jot down all your new favorite places in the neighborhood, like the Goodman Theatre, Columbia Yacht Club and the Art Institute! This small, sleek notebook fits into any pocket and is an easy grab for any occasion.


3. Chill Chicago Gift Card

Kara Mann is all about wellness, as you can tell by her inspired amenities. But since her decadent Spa at 1000M has yet to be built, Chill Chicago’s yoga, meditation and sauna offerings provide the same beautiful tranquility to hold you over in the meantime.


4. Muji Black 0.5mm Pen

Take notes with one of Japan’s most recognizable design-focused lifestyle brands. These Muji pens are ideal for interior design sketches, handwritten letters or signing your contract at 1000M.


5. La Marca Prosecco 

Arriving straight from the Prosecco region of Italy, with notes of citrus, white flowers and minerals, La Marca is the real deal. Pop one of these premium bottles to celebrate your new condominium residence with Forever Views as your forever backdrop!