Kara Cox is a people person by nature and an interior designer by trade. Passionate about connecting with others and learning about her clients desires and lifestyles, Kara strives to create lasting relationships that enable her to design beautiful spaces that are fresh, tailored and timeless. She expertly pairs homes like her own 1954 mid century modern with softer, traditional interiors and infuses more classic homes with a fresh dose of color, modern art and tailored simplicity.
Growing up in the heart of the furniture industry in central North Carolina, Kara learned to appreciate quality craftsmanship, the tradition of furniture making and importance of supporting our local artisans. Studying abroad in Italy while studying at UNC Chapel Hill and living in New York City exposed her to the fashion industry which helps her marry tailored details in her design process like dressmaker skirts, subtle trims and unexpected color combinations. A love of travel abroad, good food and the arts has led Kara to a life of constant exploration. Whether searching out new artists, sources or tradespeople, she is always striving to bring the best collection of goods to her clients.
After returning to her native state of North Carolina, she served as editor for a home furnishings magazine covering national and international trade shows, trend forecasting and gathering an extensive base of product knowledge. Building upon her expertise, Kara followed her passion for design by obtaining her interior design degree. Kara trained under Lindsay Henderson Interiors, one of North Carolina's premiere residential designers before establishing her namesake design firm in 2010.
Kara’s work has been featured nationally in magazines like Traditional Home and HGTV Magazine. Her client projects have graced the cover of publications like Triangle Home and Design and O. Henry. She’s been regularly featured by design bloggers and partnered with industry insiders from Alden Parkes to Uttermost and Thompson Traders. She was recently named a Style Spotter for High Point Furniture Market for 2019.
As a true lover of the arts, Kara is a board member of Greenhill N.C, the center for North Carolina art, and regularly travels to galleries and art museums searching out inspiration. When not browsing auctions or vintage stores, Kara can be found on the back of a Harley with her husband, Stephen, running her two kids to various activities or entertaining her friends with vintage china, her grandmother’s silver and a good Vidalia onion dip from the local deli.
Meet Our Team
Kate, Assistant Designer
Kate joined KCI in 2017 as a design assistant and project manager. A Greensboro native, Kate has a degree in interior design and brings her expert eye as a former photography stylist to our team. Kate is an avid cat lover and our holistic beauty expert.
Mary, Office Manager
Mary joined KCI in 2018 as our office manager. She ensures that everything runs smoothly behind the scenes for our team and our clients. Her attention to detail and organizational skills keep us on track, but it is her willingness to pitch in which allows our work to shine. Mary is a mom to two girls and loves to travel in her free time with her husband, Rick.