Fabulous Room Friday 09.23.11

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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 thoughts on “Fabulous Room Friday 09.23.11

  1. 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.

  2. 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!!

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