Interior Designer Kara Smith

A lifelong passion for entertaining, a successful stint in fashion and a career interior designer, Kara Smith is making a name for herself as a leading lady in lifestyle. As President and Partner of California-based interior design firm, sfa design, Kara lends her eclectic tastes to the homes of Hollywood’s elite, the world’s most luxurious hotels and a bevy of international residences for royalty and diplomats alike.

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Kara has built her success on a decade of immersion in the world of business and design. Founding a high-end event planning company at 18, Kara honed her entertaining skills and discovered an exquisite ability for creating luxury environments and experiences. A desire to take this ability to the realm of interiors led Kara to sfa design. Never resting on her laurels, Kara continued to expand her creative repertoire launching a high-end women’s fashion line, Karanina, while simultaneously leading sfa to new heights. The unforeseen swiftness of her label’s growth led to a showroom in New York, appearances at New York Fashion week and extensive celebrity and media exposure.

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Kara’s continued enthusiasm for the latest trends in all things fashion and entertaining make her a triple threat in the world of lifestyle. A constant search for innovative design concepts leads her to exotic countries, local artisans, and vintage boutiques, but in the end Kara always looks first to her clients for inspiration. Incorporating a silhouette from the runway in a custom piece of furniture or throwing a color palette together based on a beautiful floral arrangement, Kara’s passions continuously collide in for the form of beautifully
avant-garde spaces, perfectly unique to her clientele.