It is another beautiful day at KCL-IDESIGN, LLC (Interior Design Studio), and I must quickly add that I am all smiles as usual. So, here’s the scoop. I am currently involved with a design project that is exhausting most of my time in an extraordinarily good way. I have not had much time to 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 brings daily. The project that I am currently working on is a custom-built home, which is located at the beautiful Reserve at Lake Keowee in South Carolina. The homes throughout this community are enormous, detailed, amazingly designed, extremely beautiful and transcending.

Quick note: I was 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. 

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With my involvement with the Lake Keowee project, I have had a blast selecting different materials and finishes and preparing for the exterior, which is turning out great by the way. 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 abundance of space throughout the home as well. I look back at when I first met this fantastic client, and how we discussed many different styles as far as the exterior as well as the interior of the home.

However, through all the changes that have taken place so far, I am flattered that I have implemented what the client had a little doubt as far as envisioning but were able to express in her own words. I took hold of her words, and in doing this, her vision is starting to evolve. And I must say, it is hilariously crazy because I am still patting myself on the back because being a good listener is an essential asset for a designer because it helps to make a client(s) vision for their home to become a reality. Even though there is still a lot to accomplish, as this is a massive design project, the client and I are delighted with the outcome so far.

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The client is admiring what has been accomplished since breaking-ground so far. I promised her that I would not capture her in the photo, but I could not resist. My client is beyond adorable.

I must say that there is nothing more important than giving a client exactly what they envision for their home. It is my job as an interior designer to make it become more than a reality. Even though there is still work to be completed on the exterior before designing the interior, 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. With that said, I always say, sometimes you have to break some design rules to give the client exactly what they want. 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!

These massive stones were retrieved while digging. There is talk about creating an Eco-friendly waterfall.

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Oh, and by the way, do you see my Interior Design Studio listed on the board? Yikes. . .I am always beyond grateful when my Interior Design Studio is displayed, and by the way,  I am also the Principal Interior Designer for this project!

All images are the original property of KCL-IDESIGN, LLC. 

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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!