It took me a long time to figure out if I should even share this design project. I prefer to show the overall transformation of before and after, but due to losing pictures that I didn’t save for this project will require unique skills of being able to visualize, which will genuinely help while viewing this post. With that said, as a designer, one of the main assets that I try to pass along is to always inspire through my design. One of my obsessions, which continually fuels my passion for designing, and that is using color. To show or visualize what a lifeless room looks like before, and how when dealing with a variety of colors, the after picture will not only be inspiring but a powerful transcending tool to help motivate someone afraid of using color to jump-start their long-awaited projects.
However, for a moment, imagine a completely white room with only a sink, toilet, and a little bland, cheap square mirror that are typically in a newly built house. Moreover, nothing was exciting at all within this space, and it lacked character, interest, style, and appeal.
Design Project: Appleton Lane Residence – Modernized Powder Room
Project Goal: Incorporate the perfect color palette, but to show that modern design is even more beautiful when there is a host of colors competing for attention.
Project Outcome: Modern approach with a simple, and classic appeal.
Interior Design Studio: KCL-IDESIGN, LLC
Principal Interior Designer: Kimberly C. Lyons
Five colors are featured, but there are six. I incorporated black paint that was left over from another project. It was added to create depth and give weight to the overall color palette. During the painting process, a drip technique was used to create a textured effect. Details of white and black were used to create a subtle contrast against the colorful backdrop. Also, the decor, which was intended to be simple, can be slightly seen with the chrome magazine rack below, along with the curly decorative branches.
IMAGES: Photos taken by Edie Ellison and are the sole property of KCL-IDESIGN, LLC.