F5: Cara Woodhouse Reveals Her Secret Hobby

Cara Woodhouse headshot

Design is clearly Cara Woodhouse’s passion, luckily it’s also her job. Cara Woodhouse Interiors is a full-service design firm based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She strives to find the perfect balance within every space, getting great satisfaction from collaboration with designs to make their dreams a reality. Cara’s design services include architecture consulting, contract management, spatial planning, material and finish selections, custom furniture and millwork and antiquing. She’s worked on projects in Miami, New York City, the Hamptons, Boston, Nantucket, Westchester, Los Angeles, London and beyond. Amongst others, Cara’s current projects include a Central Park West apartment, the Playboy offices in Beverly Hills, a Brooklyn townhouse, a West Village townhouse and a mid-century modern home in West Hollywood. She’s also become a brand ambassador for several home furnishing companies as well as a world-renowned social media influencer.

Today Cara joins us for Friday Five!

Amalfi Coast

Photo courtesy Vogue

1. Amalfi Coast
When it comes to Italy, my heart skips a beat! The Amalfi Coast is by far one of my most favorite places in the world to visit. From the architecture, culture, food and everything in between, it always inspires me. The majority of my travels have also inspired my own work and designs.

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Larose Guyon

2. Amazing Lighting
Lighting for interior designers is like the ultimate accessory and jewelry for an interior space. There are so many incredible lighting designers out there with the most beautiful and creative designs. I truly think that it is such a key factor in interior spaces – it is worth the investment!


Joseph Dirand Architecture

3. Inspiring Architects + Designers
I am always so inspired by other designers and architects and their incredible work. There is so much room in this creative space to feed off of one another and celebrate the individual work and talents of one another. This specific space from Joseph Dirand Architecture is one of my favorites.


4. 19th Century US Stamps
Okay, I am letting everyone in on a big secret! I’m an avid 19th Century stamp collector. My mother had given me my grandfather’s stamp collection when I was younger and I became obsessed with these gorgeous stamps. They are filled with so much history and beauty. They are like little pieces of art!

woman and sons

5. My Boys
My children are my life. They are little extensions of my husband and me and they are the most gorgeous little souls. I am in awe of them on the daily. They make our lives so complete in every way and I love spending time with them – I thank my lucky stars for my boys and my husband!

Work by Cara Woodhouse Interiors:

hallway and bathroom



Kelly Beall is Director of Branded Content at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based writer and designer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, from Fashion Plates to MoMA and far beyond. When not searching out the visual arts, she's likely sharing her favorite finds with others. Kelly can also be found tracking down new music, teaching herself to play the ukulele, or on the couch with her three pets – Bebe, Rainey, and Remy. Find her @designcrush on social.