THROUGH THE EYES OF A DESIGNER: NEW ORLEANS STYLE

Okay, so I am a traveling chick reminiscing about my past. Being the global traveler that I am, I decided to take one of my typical Girls Trip to New Orleans, which was in 2015. However, it was my first time exploring this fantastic city, and I must admit that I had a super great time! With that said, whether I am traveling with my girls, business purposes or whatever the case may be, I am going to take a ton of pictures. As a designer, I understand and acknowledge that inspiration is available to me wherever I go. I not only pay attention to the beauty that normally surrounds me, but I pay attention to the not so attractive objects as well because sometime beauty can be found there as well. Also, I make sure that I capture what I cannot physically touch, such as the amazing sky. 

New Orleans, which is a Louisiana city, is known for its energetic nightlife, live-music scene, out of this world cuisine, which is from a history dealing with a variety of cultures such as French, African, and American. Oh, and I can’t leave out The Mardi Gras, street parties, along with costumed parades, and OMG, the list can go on for miles. I enjoyed the bold and colorful architecture, eye-catching court-yards, and lighting galleries, along with the unlimited intricate details that come with every inch of this extraordinary and captivating place. Moreover, I am so happy because I was able to capture some amazing pictures, and even when I look back at them now, I relive my trip all over again.

New Orleans architecture can range from Creole Cottages (1790-1850), American (1820-1850) and Creole Townhouses (1788-mid-1800s), Raised Center-Hall Cottages (1803-1870), Shotgun Houses (1850-1910), Double-Gallery Houses (1820-1850), and more. I was so flabbergasted with the American and Creole Townhouses.

Amazing lighting gallery.

Courtyards are everywhere in New Orleans.

Yes, I was relaxing on-board the Natchez, and admiring the view.

Had a blast on Bourbon Street! What happens in New Orleans, stays in New Orleans. . .

I will never be able to say enough about 'The Crescent City’ or 'The Big Easy' known as New Orleans. Oh, and by the way, I will be there again in July for The Essence Festival 2019, which is around the corner. I am incredibly excited knowing that I will be back in this unforgettable city yet again!

IMAGES: All images taken by Kimberly C. Lyons and are the sole property of KCL-IDESIGN, LLC.

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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.