‘Books are versatile and therefore should be used as such’ – Kimberly C. Lyons

The people who know me will quickly clarify that I am a silly nerd chick who loves to read. So, when it comes to how I feel on specific design philosophy’s, especially when dealing with books, I must stand my ground because they do make a home. It is crazy because I honestly have more than enough to build a library. However, in this modern time where digital has taken over, I firmly believe that regardless of owning electronic devices or any apps that can store books, they will never replace how it feels to hold a book and turn the crisp, and detailed pages.

Moreover, electronics can never be displayed beautifully or be aesthetically pleasing, and therefore, I make sure to include books throughout my surroundings because the effect their presence has within a room is beyond amazing! Also, when I am transforming living areas for clients, I always try to incorporate objects that make a home warm and inviting. I strongly recommend at least a few of these versatile beauties to be displayed because the possibilities of the decorative attributes are unlimited as far as style.

It is impossible to include all the different details and designs that books possess. Their looks are ever-changing, and when used accordingly, they can give way to character, add interest, used as art (especially when displayed vertically), as well as become a focal point.

Design Tip: Good design is about displaying decorative accents uniquely, and this includes books.


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captivating art, unique decorative objects, modern architecture, and lives for going outside the box and breaking outdated design rules.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