MY CHANDELIER OBSESSION: TWO IS BETTER THAN ONE

Regardless of the different types of lighting on the market, and there is a lot, I find myself in trouble when it comes to chandeliers because they are one of my weaknesses. It is as if I fall into a deep fixation when I enter a room because I always expect to see more than one. However, this post is about two, so the use of two is only appropriate if space allows. Moreover, if there is ample space, and there is just one, then I start to question myself mentally, why am I not seeing another spectacular piece of jewelry hanging? Whether I am traveling national or international, my hunt for the display of these beauties in a room is an obsession. I will say that with my travels outside of the United States, I have learned and now understand why when designing most luxurious spaces, the choice is to incorporate pairing, and why it tends to be a crucial element. I often find some unique styling ideas when pairing chandeliers.

  • Two chandeliers can create symmetry.

  • With correct placement, two chandeliers can define a room from above and balance out the entire space.

  • It makes for great design, and the overall design scheme more simplified, especially when trying to combine different types of lighting.

The upside is that these beauties are unlimited as far as style, size, color, shape, texture, and finish. They can add character to any room. The downside is that the perception of two chandeliers is not for everyone. Moreover, if space allows, I promise if the time is taken to change from one and opt for two, you will thank me - Promise!

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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! 

BEDROOM DESIGN: STATEMENT WALLS

Okay, first, let me start by addressing the fact that I am a crazed and deranged chick when it comes to statement walls. Regardless of what room a statement wall is displayed, they are so needed. In my case, the bedroom especially. However, when it comes to my bedroom, not just any statement wall will do. I need a dominant backdrop that will bring the entire space cohesively together. For me, the bedroom is considered my ultimate sanctuary. Once I open the door, everything that has weighed me down throughout the day such as hectic meetings, long day with clients, finishing up never-ending paperwork, or chasing after my two spoiled brats Stitch and Ace (Boston Terriers), whatever the case may be, it is all dropped and left outside.

Once I close my bedroom door behind me and breathe, I relax and become at ease. My bedroom is my serene get-a-way space. When people say, the kitchen is the heart of the home; I cannot relate because for me, my bedroom is the heart of my home. Also, for all the people who know me, they will agree because cooking is not my passion. So yes, I am laughing hysterically right about now. He-he. . .

Check out the statement walls below. In asking hypothetically, if today is the day to make a change and add a statement wall in your bedroom, what would you incorporate to bring your space together cohesively? 

Also, remember a statement wall can be whatever your heart desire. So, get crazy creative with it!

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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! 

KITCHEN DESIGN: STATEMENT CEILINGS

Why are ceilings often under-appreciated as part of a home? One reason is that having a flat white ceiling are often-times considered the norm. Ceiling design can vary from room to room, but remember, the kitchen is the heart of the home, and therefore every inch of the space should stand out. The statement should create a harmonized vibe within the kitchen that transcends throughout the rest of the rooms that reside within the home. A beautifully detailed ceiling will not only change the atmosphere in a kitchen, but it will transform the entire space. It does not take much to create a focal point because a coat of paint can make a drastic change, which will complement each element below.

The possibilities for creating a statement ceiling are endless. From structural as exposed beams, ornamental plaster, tile, glass, wood, the addition of a false ceiling, and not to mention a variety of the other decorative aspects such as a tray, cove, or a drop ceiling that can quickly transform an under-appreciated and bland ceiling. As I have already mentioned, the possibilities are truly endless. However, remember when addressing any wall, which is what a ceiling is, it can add significant personality to any home. Even if looking to incorporate color to open a kitchen area up, the main point to always keep in mind is that it is about making use of the ceiling, which is brilliant, yet it is becoming a part of the overall living space.

Looking for some inspiration to take your kitchen to a new height? Well, check out these statement ceilings!

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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!