to ignite powerful moments
KOSMA (n.) FROM THE ANCIENT GREEK KOSMAS, MEANING UNIVERSE
“Kosma” refers to the systems of the universe in all their sublime complexity and infinite totality. Studio Kosma was founded on the belief that together, a meaningful narrative and masterfully crafted space have an impact greater than the sum of their parts – greater than a single discipline or vision.
Studio Kosma is a multifaceted, full service, hospitality and residential interior design studio based in Los Angeles. We’re situated at the junction of architecture, interiors, brand development, and custom furniture design. Guided by a belief in the alchemy of collaboration and the power of a compelling narrative, we are passionate about shaping meaningful experiences through design.
Kara takes a relational approach to projects, making sure you feel heard and secure through the process. She invests time in understanding who you are, what you love, and what inspires you -- to design interiors that make an impact, elicit emotion, and are uniquely one of a kind.
After a career as a Registered Nurse, Kara changed course and earned a Master's Degree in Interior Architecture from UCLA. She spent years honing her craft designing custom homes and experiential commercial spaces for an architectural design firm in Los Angeles. Later, as Creative Director at ROY Hospitality Design in San Francisco, she mastered her skills in conceptual branded design while overseeing boutique restaurant projects from San Francisco to New York. In 2021, Kara founded Studio Kosma to create a truly client-focused interior design firm founded on the principles of holistic design, collaboration, and storytelling.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING
"We hired Kara for our master suite, to-the-studs remodel project. Kara managed the whole project, from the mood board to the finishing touches. She worked closely with the contractor and subs to ensure nothing was missed. Kara is fun to work with, responsive and professional. I can’t recommend her enough!"
Kristen, Noe Valley Renovation
We believe that inspiration stems from curiosity and exploration.
We take a comprehensive approach, considering the entire space. No detail is too small and no starting point is too broad. The narrative for each project is crafted anew. We design holistic interiors that are an extension of you, an authentic reflection of your story and your vision.