KITCHEN DESIGN: STUNNING CEILINGS

Why is a ceiling often under-appreciated as part of a home? One reason is that having a white and flat ceiling is often-times considered the norm. Ceiling design can vary from room to room, but whatever design is incorporated throughout the rest of the home, consider the kitchen the heart of the home and make the ceiling stand out. Make it a powerful statement that transcends a harmonized vibe throughout the rest of the rooms that reside in the home. A beautifully decorated ceiling will not only change the atmosphere in a kitchen, but it will transform the entire space. It doesn’t take much to create a wow-factor ceiling because a simple coat of paint can make a drastic change and complement each element that sits below. 

The possibilities for creating a decorative ceiling is endless. From structural as exposed beams, decorative plaster, tile, glass, wood, the addition of a fake ceiling, and not to mention a variety of the other decorative aspects such as a tray ceiling, cove ceiling, or a drop ceiling that can easily transform an under-appreciated ceiling. As already stated, the possibilities are beyond endless. However, remember when addressing a ceiling, it can add big personality to any home. Even if you’re just looking to incorporate color to open the kitchen area up, the main point to always keep in mind is that it’s about making use of your ceiling, which is brilliant, yet it is becoming a major part of your overall living space.

Looking for some inspiration to take your interior to a new height? Well, check out these powerful ceilings that are a definite focal point in each of these interiors.

Credits: Habachy Designs, WHAT_architecture, Garden Architects LLC, Peter Hassler Oceanside Glasstile, CATO creative Ltd, Birdeye Design, Rockefeller Partners Architects, Ward-Young Architecture & Painting, and Houzz.

Kimberly C. Lyons

Principal Interior Designer and founding owner of KCL-IDESIGN, LLC (Interior Design Company), Kimberly has been slaying interiors since forever. She refuses to partake of what is known as ordinary when it comes to designing interior or exterior spaces. Kimberly already acknowledges that she is considered a rare breed when it comes to splashing her signature touch within a space. She loves designing fabulous interiors & exteriors. She is obsessed with super bold color, the phrase I dare you, and lives for going outside the box when creating a unique and powerful wow factor. Kimberly is definitely not afraid to break some major design rules! 

DESIGN PHILOSOPHY: BOOKS MAKE A HOME

The individuals who truly know me will verify that I am a nerd at heart. So, when it comes to books, if I am not reading one, they can be seen displayed beautifully around my home. Books will always have a special place in my life. I understand the power behind books and that some can hold the key to profound knowledge. So, therefore, I make sure that they are around me because I adore their presence. In this modern time, digital has taken over. And I strongly believe that regardless of me owning anything digital that stores books, it will never take the place of me holding a book, turning the pages, reading so deeply that I become an actual character, or just reading to gain more knowledge.

So, books are forever and that is why I make sure to incorporate then throughout interiors. And even if it is not a lot of books, I strongly encourage for at least a few to be displayed. The possibilities of the colors, decorated spines, covers that are endless as far as style and creativeness of design, texture, fabric, etc., it is impossible to cover all the different details and looks that books possess. The style of books is ever-changing. And when they are incorporated throughout interiors, they add character, color, texture, can become a piece of art (especially when displayed vertically), as well as become a focal point. Do I need to say more on why books need to be displayed throughout an interior?

While checking out some interiors below that are designed beautifully with books, keep in mind, above all, good design can be achieved when designing with books. Besides, books themselves are considered art.

Credits: Lizette Marie Interior Design, Sroka Design Inc, Stephane Chamard, Uncommon Projects Ltd, Accoutergroup, Christopher Burns Interiors, Works Photography Inc, Platform 5 Architects, MJ Lanphier, Norris Furniture & Interiors, and Houzz.

Kimberly C. Lyons

Principal Interior Designer and founding owner of KCL-IDESIGN, LLC (Interior Design Company), Kimberly has been slaying interiors since forever. She refuses to partake of what is known as ordinary when it comes to designing interior or exterior spaces. Kimberly already acknowledges that she is considered a rare breed when it comes to splashing her signature touch within a space. She loves designing fabulous interiors & exteriors. She is obsessed with super bold color, the phrase I dare you, and lives for going outside the box when creating a unique and powerful wow factor. Kimberly is definitely not afraid to break some major design rules! 

INFOGRAPHIC: HIGH-PRESSURE LAMINATES

Looking for durability in a laminate when dealing with commercial design? Look no further because featured below is an INFOGRAPHIC focused on High-Pressure Laminates which will assist in giving a variety of choices to consider. The possibilities are endless such as wood grains, stone & concrete, unique patterns, Uni metallic, metal, different hues, and worktop surfaces & synchronized surfaces, along with surface finishes in different variations and styles. 

HPL is one of the most durable decorative surface materials on the market. Also, HPL is made with special performance properties including chemical, fire, and wear resistance (HPL is directly made from the descendent of the original plastic).

Sit back, relax, and enjoy how versatile HPL can be as well as how to incorporate throughout a commercial building.

Kudos & Happy Monday!

Kimberly C. Lyons

Principal Interior Designer and founding owner of KCL-IDESIGN, LLC (Interior Design Company), Kimberly has been slaying interiors since forever. She refuses to partake of what is known as ordinary when it comes to designing interior or exterior spaces. Kimberly already acknowledges that she is considered a rare breed when it comes to splashing her signature touch within a space. She loves designing fabulous interiors & exteriors. She is obsessed with super bold color, the phrase I dare you, and lives for going outside the box when creating a unique and powerful wow factor. Kimberly is definitely not afraid to break some major design rules!