BATHROOM DESIGN: THE ULTIMATE BATHTUB

Is it me or are bathtubs sexier than ever? Every time I see a unique one that hits the market, I want to switch out. Even as a youngster until now, I prefer a good soak before my bath, which consists of super-hot water loaded with a combination of gigantic bubbles, sea salt, and my favorite Victoria’s Secret body wash, Red Plum & Freesia. My relaxation tool is my Gold Solo Beats Headphones, and when I turn them on, the first song that I will listen to is probably Trey Songz – Chi Chi (feat. Chris Brown). So, I inhale – exhale and block the world entirely out.

With that said, I know for me, after a long day, which can include an agenda that never ends, my bathroom becomes my place of serenity. It is my get-a-way retreat that helps me to regroup. So, combining a stylish look and the possibilities of having a personal in-home spa with the ultimate bathtub is well within reach. Moreover, I make sure that clients understand their options, along with specific therapeutic necessities that will benefit more on a personal level.

Designer Tip: If you prefer a warm and soothing bath with Micro-bubbles, which detoxifies the overall body, or a powerful deep-penetrating massage of combined air and water, there are unlimited options on the market.

Whether fiberglass, porcelain on steel, acrylic, cast iron, solid-surface materials, cultured marble, ceramic, stone and wood, the choice to find the ultimate bathtub should be easy breezy!

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.

BEDROOM DESIGN: STYLISH STATEMENT WALLS

Okay, first, let me start by saying that I am an overly obsessed chick when it comes to a statement wall. Regardless of where it is displayed, it can create the perfect backdrop. However, when it comes to a bedroom, not just any statement wall will do. For me, the bedroom is considered the 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, photo-shoots or chasing after my two spoiled brats Stitch and Ace (Boston Terriers), whatever the case may be, it is all dropped and left on the outside. 

Moreover, once the door closes behind me, I breathe, relax and become at ease. I also tend to smile because this is what great design will do. Especially, when there is an immediate attention grabber such as a statement wall. Bedrooms should be a serene get-a-way space, and they should capture the exact style of the occupants. Incorporating a unique statement wall that will accent and complement the other elements within the room, as well as bring the overall design scheme together cohesively will give way to a well-designed interior.  

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

As an interior designer, and hypothetically asking, 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?

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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.

BATHROOM DESIGN: DESIGNING WITH CIRCULAR MIRRORS

Currently, I am going hysterically crazy over circular mirrors in bathrooms. Don't get it twisted, I will never take anything away from other shapes, but for right now, I’m loving the full roundness because it is simple, and not the typical four corners, which is considered the norm in bathrooms. When I see a circular mirror, there is a different vibe transcending throughout the space. It is as if they give way to stylish drama with a new and profound aspect. Also, without having the pointed edges, there is more wall space shown, and if decorative wallpaper or bold color is the backdrop, this is a definite bonus.

In my bathroom suite, I removed the over-sized triangular mirror that took up much of the wall, and I am in the process of replacing it with a variety of mirrors. Yes, a range of circular mirrors in different sizes, which I know is going to be beyond gorgeous! However, I am marinating for a couple of days on what direction I will go as far as the overall layout. I am also waiting for my creative juices to give me the perfect aesthetically pleasing vibe that I want to feature throughout my bathroom suite. Moreover, in the meantime, I came across several powder/bathrooms that are featuring circular mirrors while packing a powerful punch!

So, how gorgeous are these bathrooms? My opinion, they are all beyond impressive. From circular theme details, a perfect backdrop featuring blue, furniture-like cabinets, unique flooring dressed in materials such as travertine tile and concrete, and the use of vibrant hues screaming electric red and psychedelic orange. Regardless, each of these well-designed rooms displays character and a unique wow factor!

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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.