INTERIOR INSPIRATION: GETTING GRAPHIC

When it comes to making a statement by way of interior walls, I usually enjoy splashing my favorite decorative coating, which most people already know is paint, but I am also a super-huge fan of implementing graphics as well. Graphics are a cool way to spice of any room that is considered boring, bland or just Ugh! Even though they can be custom made, which is still relatively easy to apply, or by using dominant wallpaper, either one can create a beautiful and contrasting effect.

Below, each wallpaper has essential details that leave an immediate impact within each room. With that said, I am impressed when there is a backdrop to bring objects within a space cohesively together. However, I am obsessed with the drama behind anything detailed, will enhance, and give way to an intricate, but yet a bold wow factor!

Moreover, being a chick who admires extreme colors, when using a type of decorative feature such as wallpaper, it will do the trick when a client prefers wallpaper instead of paint.

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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captivating art, unique decorative objects, modern architecture, and lives for going outside the box and breaking outdated design rules.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.

INTERIOR INSPIRATION: POWDER ROOM NECESSITIES

Anyone who knows me understands that when it comes to dealing with color, more is always better. So, with that said, I frequently see a lot of small rooms, such as a powder room neglected and inadequately designed with no color – period! However, last week, I posted on how I turned my small powder room into a definite wow factor. Regardless, if it is a small area, I always feel that it still should be styled to become part of the home. Powder rooms have been around forever and are generally used by guests, which I do keep in mind when this type of area is part of a design project. Moreover, there are four main factors that I like to see within this type of space, and this does not include the toilet because that is a must – but a great backdrop, lighting, mirror, and sink.

I do not mean just any backdrop, lighting, mirror or sink, but something beyond extraordinarily transcending. Even though modernism will always be at the center of my heart, and I have seen some of the most fantastically designed modern powder rooms, I still like to see how other styles look with over-the-top intricate detailing as well. All my guests who admire my powder room, especially during Holidays, it always seems to become the talk of many conversations. One of the main reasons why I decided to incorporate a variety of different colors is because when I get ready to revamp, which is coming soon, I will not have to spend much time searching out a varied color palette.

Design Tip: When working with a powder room, before designing, make sure that there is a solid backdrop (interior walls, specific flooring, and ceiling) in place. In doing this, when it is time for a revamp, the foundation for the design will be in place, and it will only require switching out the decorative objects.

Different styles can fall under these four categories: Classic, Contemporary, Eclectic, or Modern. Also, even though minimal, global, glam, preppy, coastal, and farmhouse is not in the images below, they can easily be incorporated to create a beautifully designed powder room.

1. Victorian

2. Modern

3. Mediterranean

4. Contemporary

5. Southwestern

6. Mid-century

7. Eclectic

8. Rustic

9. Transitional

10. Scandinavian

11. Traditional

12. Beach Style

13. Asian

14. Industrial

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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.

INTERIOR INSPIRATION: HALLWAYS AND UNIQUE STATUES

Is the weekend over already? Geesh – it seems as if it was just Friday. Regardless, I am ready to grind. For the past couple of weeks, I have been preparing for an interior photoshoot. I am indeed beyond excited because this is not just any photoshoot. Finally, I get to share what I come home to every day. I get to show the personality of each room drowning with a mixture of different styles, unique decorative objects from my travels, patterns, textures, decorative coatings done in bold colors, and a host of other intricate details and elements that define a well-designed space.

However, this past weekend, I was rearranging some furniture, and I noticed that I must have a massive crush on statues. OMG, I didn't realize that I had so many, and how over-sized they are. For some reason, I especially like floor statues in hallways. They tend to add character, timeless appeal, and they can truly define the area. Buddhas are my favorite. I have several, and I think they are overly detailed and beyond beautiful. Moreover, sculptural pieces can be in any room, but when trying to figure out where to display boldly, don't take for granted a non-used area.

Hallways are sometimes abandoned and left bland because they are known more for passageways or maneuvering through to other areas. Go above and beyond and think outside the box and make a decorative statement.

Design Tip: When designing a space, make sure to include a statue. It is an absolute must-have. Whether placing atop a console table, positioned in a corner, or incorporated uniquely within a specific area, these types of details are what makes a room come alive. It is what creates a great atmosphere and gives way to a wow factor.

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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.