A DESIGNER'S STYLE: ART INSPIRED HALLWAY

INTERIOR DESIGNER: Kimberly C. Lyons

ENHANCED AREA: Hallway/Foyer

DESIGN PHILOSOPHY: My home's style says a lot about who I am, and therefore, the design is always an honest, authentic, and authentic reflection of who occupies the space.


I often find myself reminiscing on my childhood because not only was it a fantastic part of my life, but it is a part of my life where my love for color, drawing, and painting began. At that time, my brain was bursting with extreme creativeness. Even though I was a youngster, I had a good idea as to what I was going to contribute to this gigantic world. It may not have been stable enough at that time because I was only a child, but I could see my vision clearly, and I knew that without a shadow of a doubt that it would deal with transforming and extreme color. So, with that said, there is no question as to why I make sure both are a dominant factor daily.

Sometimes I feel as if color follows me, it is my shadow; it is my visual road map, which resonates and affects me emotionally – it is my DNA – Kimberly C. Lyons.

Years ago, once again, I questioned myself – interior designer or canvas artist, who shall I indeed become? Both deal with extraordinary color palettes, statement-making, can transform people and their surroundings, and become an ultimate masterpiece once completed. It was a relatively easy decision for me because I chose both, and with that said – I have never looked back or regretted incorporating two specific elements that define significant portions of my character and who I am as an individual with a gifted and creative soul. So, when using color to inspire through my artwork, my passion is surpassable.

However, the short story above, which was the beginning of my life-long foundation, truly helped me to solidify my art inspired hallway. I am beyond obsessed with artwork that screams extreme boldness, contrast, daring, drama, and a wow factor! Art –  it is a must-have throughout my surroundings. Moreover, everyone and that includes clients are not always into such extreme details. Trust me, I get that people are different, but how can one ignore an element that is extraordinary and compelling such as color? It will be impossible for me ever to understand.

Art brings beauty to my eyes and soul – Kimberly C. Lyons

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Notation: The original artists are listed below. Canvas painting for me is an artistic and creative avenue. It is never for sale, or to take away from the original artist. It is about my passion for extraordinary and compelling artwork, along with my obsession with painting on canvas. The paintings in the photos above are by Kimberly C. Lyons, who is a canvas artist.

Laurie Cooper - Growing Passion

Phyllis Stephens - Center Stage and Jammin’

Henri Matisse - Blue Nude I

*Lady with Butterfly - artist unknown

IMAGES: Images taken by Apollos Bow Photography and are the sole property of KCL-IDESIGN, LLC.

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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.

HALLWAY DESIGN: AT THE END, THERE SHOULD BE WHAT?

As an interior designer, I get asked specific questions a lot, and I must say that I enjoy responding to help clients with anything that might have been a challenge before I arrived. When I see the relief on their faces, it is beyond priceless! However, one question that continually comes up often when dealing with a dead-end is when there is a wall instead of a door at the end of a hallway, how can it become statement-making? Before anything, there must be a focal point incorporated. Moreover, to blend the space in with the rest of the home, again – add a focal point. It will create an immediate statement as well as add the right amount of wow factor.

The following can easily be incorporated:

• A unique and stylish accent chair

• Bold abstract art or a selection of grouped art (always include unique lighting to enhance the artwork)

• Pedestal(s) with a beautiful vase or urn, which can display a flower arrangement

• A large mirror or grouped mirrors in different colors, shapes, and sizes

 • Over-sized statue (depending on the size, it can stand-alone, on a table or shelf as a base)

Also, if there is a window at the end of a hallway, display a console table and add a plant which will get ample sunlight. Placing decorative objects, or a piece of furniture at the end of a hallway will distract from the overall length. When getting creative, the possibilities are endless. Check out some design solutions below and let this design dilemma become a thing of the past.

Safety Tip: Always make sure ample lighting is throughout any hall or hallway.

My favorite photos are 3 and 8. A waterfall paired with fire is a powerful statement. Also, using the exterior view to create a dramatic focal point is a definite 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.