It is a beautiful day at KCL-IDESIGN, LLC as usual. So, here’s the scoop. I am currently the principal interior designer over an extremely significant design project, which exhausts most of my time. Sometimes I can’t post, which gives me a sad face. However, my face quickly turns into a gigantic smile every time I realize the enjoyment and excitement this design project has brought to me.
Quick note: Introduced to the client at a trade show, hired on the spot, and the rest is history. Also, the images below were taken during the breaking ground phase.
The project is a custom-built home, which is located at the beautiful Reserve at Lake Keowee in South Carolina. The houses throughout this community are enormous, detailed, amazingly designed, extremely beautiful and transcending. With my involvement with the project, I have had a blast selecting different materials, finishes and preparing for the exterior, which is turning out fantastic by the way. However, I am a little anxious though because I cannot wait until Phase 1 is complete to see the stunning outcome. Moreover, I am eagerly waiting to dive in and splash my signature touch on the interior. I look back on when I first met the client, and how we discussed many different styles as far as the exterior and interior of the house.
With that said, through all the challenges and changes that have taken place so far, I am flattered to have implemented what the client doubted in the beginning. She had the vision but was not able to express in words. I listened, took hold of her words, and in doing this, her idea is starting to evolve. It is hilariously crazy because I still pat myself on the back because being an excellent listener is an essential asset for a designer because it helps to make a client’s vision for their home a reality. Even though there is still a lot to accomplish, as this is a massive project, the client and I are delighted with the outcome so far.
The client is admiring the completed work since breaking ground. I promised her that I would not capture her in any photos, but I could not resist. She is beyond adorable!
There is nothing more important than giving a client exactly what they envision. It does not matter if it is a room revamp, custom-built home, or designing every room in a house; it is my job as a designer to make it become a reality. So far, I have enjoyed seeing the growth of the project through the ups and downs that can come with any design project, as well as with the different transformations that can take place to get to another phase. There has been a lot going on during the first design phase, but the positives have outweighed the negatives. So, as I always say, sometimes you must break some design rules to give the client exactly what they want.
These massive stones were retrieved while digging. There is talk about creating an Eco-friendly fountain.
For me, breaking design rules is not only about being creative, but it is also about going beyond the call of design duty. It requires thinking outside of the box, which in my book makes for great design!
IMAGES: All images taken by Kimberly C. Lyons and are the sole property of KCL-IDESIGN, LLC.