INTERIOR DESIGNER: Kimberly C. Lyons
ENHANCED AREA: Stairway
DESIGN PHILOSOPHY: My home's style says a lot about who I am, and therefore, the design is always an honest and accurate reflection of who occupies the space.
When it comes to using subtle, intricate details to make a dominant statement, OMG – I am all game! I mean, I am a chick who appreciates and admires an aesthetically pleasing interior, and not to mention standing afar to catch a view of my well-designed rooms. With that said, it does not matter if it is my kitchen, living room, dining room, bedroom, hallway, office, or whatever area of my home that I am walking towards, a beautiful view is always transcending. However, I must tell one of my many secrets. Sometimes on the weekend, if I decide to stay cuddled in bed a tad bit longer than usual, I get to enjoy the fantastic view of my stairway, which is directly in front of my bedroom. Yikes – I find myself realizing the smile on my face is crazy big!
Moreover, when I stress that a home should have objects that bring happiness, this is a perfect example of why I wake up and smile because the view of my unique Buddha heads leading down my stairway makes me extremely happy!
When we decided to have our house built, I knew without a shadow of a doubt that there was going to be a stairway because I am obsessed with stairs. I have always been fascinated with structures that feature architectural details. Furthermore, I knew that when I decided to design the space – it had to reflect who I am and objects that define my style. Also, when it came to the interior wall, which is tall as far as height, I knew that I was going to do something over-the-top and time-consuming. So, I decided to incorporate three different paint colors. I made sure that some of the paint continually dripped and dried in place. I call it my very own drip technique. I enjoyed seeing the decorative coating intertwine and create something unique. I must say that it turned out amazingly beautiful!
When designing this small area in my home, it did not require a lot. I needed to make sure there was enough character, and it had to become a significant part of my overall house. When I take my stroll either up, down or standing at the top or bottom to see the different elements that make this area calm and serene, I see a reflection of a designer's style.
Photo 1: Wall features a decorative coating, which consists of 3 colors. The handrail has the same texture as the wall. The over-sized Buddha heads are in place to create drama with extra detail beneath from simple circular decorative object.
Photo 3: The banister has a beautiful texture done with plaster and bright white paint.
IMAGES: Images taken by Apollos Bow Photography and are the sole property of KCL-IDESIGN, LLC.