Again, it is another eventful day at KCL-IDESIGN, LLC, and as I usually say, you can’t go wrong when applying the most fantastic decorative coating in the world. So, for all the incredible people who know me, it will only take about a half of a second to scream the answer to what I am referring to, which is PAINT! However, when I apply color, I prefer to create a drastic representation of a before and after. If a color is a close resemblance to the already existing finish, this will display very little difference. 

While working on a design project for a client, during the initial consultation, she made it clear that color did not intimidate her. One of the main reasons that I accepted the project is because being able to enhance her home through newly designed interior walls would have a significant impact within the space. Moreover, being beyond obsessed with such a unique decorative coating makes my job so much more fun and exciting! I go insane when I know that I am going to be hanging out at my favorite paint stores. OMG, shuffling through newly stocked swatches, talking to vendors about the latest trends and eagerly contemplating on what colors I will combine is crazy fun!

Typically, when I work with color, at times, I will give the client at least three different palettes to choose from, and again, this can depend on the client and the overall design project. I have learned that having too many selections can become a bit confusing, and not having enough to explore within the desired preference can potentially become a problem as well. With that said, the client was not afraid of using anything extreme and was delighted with the final selection. So please, do not get it twisted, color is not for everyone, but OMG - it sure is beyond transcending!

Interior Design Studio: KCL-IDESIGN, LLC

Principal Interior Designer: Kimberly C. Lyons

Design Project: Corgi Drive Residence – Dining Room

Project Goal: Select a color that would ultimately change the look and feel of the client's existing dining room and enhance the objects within the space.

Project Outcome: The bold walls add character, as well as give way to an open and inviting atmosphere. By the way, the client was pleased with her newly designed dining room.

Before Image: Dining Room

Before Image: Dining Room

After Image: Dining Room

Inspirational Nudge: If you have never had a desire to use dramatic or dominant paint, give it a try because it will change the entire atmosphere and vibe within the space – Promise!

IMAGES: Photos taken by Apollo’s Bow and Kimberly C. Lyons are the sole property of KCL-IDESIGN, LLC.


Kimberly C. Lyons

Kimberly C. Lyons is the founding owner of KCL-IDESIGN, LLC (Interior Design Studio), and the Principal Designer. She has been slaying interiors since forever and refuses to partake of what is known as the norm when transforming spaces. With an intense passion for incorporating a wow factor to anything ordinary, Kimberly acknowledges, that she is recognized as a rare breed while splashing her signature touch when designing, which is considered extremely fun and exciting! However, besides being incredibly obsessed with extreme bold colors, captivating art, unique decorative objects, modern architecture, and the motivating phrase – “I dare you,” this overcharged and crazed interior designer lives for going outside the box and is not afraid to break irrelevant design rules. Her extraordinary obsessed passion for interior design comes from a deeply rooted philosophy, which is designing from within; from the soul, and it is always about living, breathing, and loving interior design!

Kimberly is addicted to chocolate, obsessed shopaholic, laughs hysterically just because, global traveler, football-crazed chick, head-over-heels in love with modernism, and is always inspired by the not so beautiful objects.

Lives accordingly by her motto: I live – breathe – love interior design.