When it comes to addressing the interior of a home, sometimes the most important aspects can be thrown by the waste side and forgotten. I always take notice of pre-existing details, such as interior doors. They are considered an essential asset for me. The word dominant itself means – most important, powerful, or influential. Besides, when designing, it is my job to make sure that certain features become visible within or around existing spaces.

However, with interior doors being a vital element to a structure, why not make them become an intricate detail? In doing this, they will be more than just part of the interior but will add ample character, along with timeless appeal throughout the interior. A bonus, if chosen correctly they can impact a home’s overall style. Moreover, I prefer my interior doors to reflect the overall design within proximity to them because it creates an aesthetically pleasing, and harmonious flow.

With that said, the possibilities are endless when dealing with style, texture, size, materials, or finish. Also, regardless of where an interior door leads within a home, their presence alone can add ample personality and style. The bottom line, whether building, remodeling or looking to change up the look of a room, remember, interior doors are more than just part of a house, they are the ultimate enhancement to any well-designed home.

Design Tip: So, whether going with a sliding, pocket, folding, flush, barn, panel, French, Dutch or a blind door, regardless, the goal is to make sure that it becomes a part of the overall interior in which it resides.


Kimberly C. Lyons

Kimberly C. Lyons is the founder and principal interior designer of KCL-IDESIGN, LLC (Interior Design Studio). She has been slaying interiors since forever and refuses to be known as the norm when transforming spaces. With an intense passion for incorporating a wow factor to anything ordinary, Kimberly acknowledges that she is a rare breed, and enjoys splashing her signature touch throughout when designing.

However, she is incredibly obsessed with extremely bold colors, captivating art, unique decorative objects, modern architecture, and lives for going outside the box and breaking outdated design rules. The motivating words – I dare you – keeps her motivated and overcharged. Her 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!

Besides being a crazed football chick who is also addicted to chocolate, Kimberly is a global traveler who adores modernism and is always inspired by the not so beautiful objects.

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