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. With that said, for the past couple of weeks, I have been preparing for an interior photo shoot scheduled for the 20th of this month. I am indeed beyond excited because this is not just any photo shoot. 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 maneuvering through to other areas or passageways. 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 powerful atmosphere and gives way to a definite 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.

INTERIOR INSPIRATION: DOMINANT INTERIOR DOORS

When it comes to addressing the interior of a home, sometimes the most important aspects can be thrown by the waste side and forgotten. I always take notice of pre-existing details, such as interior doors. They are considered a dominant feature for me. The word dominant itself means – most important, powerful, or influential. Besides, when designing, it is my job is to make sure they become visible within or around existing spaces.

However, with interior doors being an essential element to a structure, why not make them become an intricate detail? In doing this, they will be more than just part of the interior but will add ample character, along with timeless appeal throughout the interior. A bonus, if chosen correctly they can impact a home’s overall style. Moreover, I prefer my interior doors to reflect the style within proximity to them because it creates an aesthetically pleasing harmonious flow.

With that said, the possibilities are endless when dealing with style, texture, size, materials, or finish. Also, regardless of where an interior door leads within a home, their presence alone can add personality and style. The bottom line, whether building, remodeling or looking to change up the look of a room, remember, interior doors are more than just part of a house, they are the ultimate enhancement to any well-designed home.

Design Tip: So, whether going with a sliding, pocket, folding, flush, barn, panel, French, Dutch or a blind door, regardless, the goal is to make sure that it becomes a part of the overall interior.

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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: 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.