DESIGN PROJECT: CORGI DRIVE RESIDENCE

Again, it is another eventful day at KCL-IDESIGN, LLC, and as I usually say, you can’t go wrong when applying the most fantastic decorative coating in the world. So, for all the incredible people who know me, it will only take about a half of a second to scream the answer to what I am referring to, which is PAINT! However, when I apply color, I prefer to create a drastic representation of a before and after. If a color is a close resemblance to the already existing finish, this will display very little difference. 

While working on a design project for a client, during the initial consultation, she made it clear that color did not intimidate her. One of the main reasons that I accepted the project is because being able to enhance her home through newly designed interior walls would have a significant impact within the space. Moreover, being beyond obsessed with such a unique decorative coating makes my job so much more fun and exciting! I go insane when I know that I am going to be hanging out at my favorite paint stores. OMG, shuffling through newly stocked swatches, talking to vendors about the latest trends and eagerly contemplating on what colors I will combine is crazy fun!

Typically, when I work with color, at times, I will give the client at least three different palettes to choose from, and again, this can depend on the client and the overall design project. I have learned that having too many selections can become a bit confusing, and not having enough to explore within the desired preference can potentially become a problem as well. With that said, the client was not afraid of using anything extreme and was delighted with the final selection. So please, do not get it twisted, color is not for everyone, but OMG - it sure is beyond transcending!


Interior Design Studio: KCL-IDESIGN, LLC

Principal Interior Designer: Kimberly C. Lyons

Design Project: Corgi Drive Residence – Dining Room

Project Goal: Select a color that would ultimately change the look and feel of the client's existing dining room and enhance the objects within the space.

Project Outcome: The bold walls add character, as well as give way to an open and inviting atmosphere. By the way, the client was pleased with her newly designed dining room.

Before Image: Dining Room

Before Image: Dining Room

After Image: Dining Room

Inspirational Nudge: If you have never had a desire to use dramatic or dominant paint, give it a try because it will change the entire atmosphere and vibe within the space – Promise!

IMAGES: Photos taken by Apollo’s Bow and Kimberly C. Lyons 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.

MUST HAVE FURNITURE: CONSOLE TABLES

Okay, I am in LOL mode because it is beyond crazy how I am fascinated with furniture design. Also, if you are wondering why I am laughing out loud, it is because I tend to get overly excited when I read how specific pieces originated and continue to change throughout the years from their original era. It is incredible to see that even though there is change, the meaning behind the unique design is still there. So even as a designer, I am excited! However, while getting my Bachelor of Science – Interior Design, it was evident that I became even more fascinated with furniture design.

Moreover, two classes kept me inspired from start to finish, which was History of Architecture Interiors & Furniture I and History of Architecture Interiors & Furniture II. Both courses received my undivided attention. I was intrigued by the smallest detail. I expanded my knowledge and dug deeper into where different pieces originated from, as well as the individual behind the creative designs. Even though I had ample materials provided within the class, I did some research and found the Third Edition, Dictionary of Furniture by Charles Boyce (foreword by Joseph T. Butler).

This book is extraordinarily amazing! It has expanded my knowledge of furniture, which is why I now see how specific pieces stand out more within a room. With that said, console tables are the first on my must-have list. I have several of these beauties throughout my home, which is where I display some of my favorite decorative objects from my travels, such as South Africa, Italy, and Jamaica. A console table can add character, interest, appeal, as well as enhance beautifully displayed décor.

Design Tip: Use books to add variations of height, and place décor atop, combine a variety of colors to create a contrast, texture is a must, and don’t forget to add some stylish table lamps because there is nothing more exciting than showing off a well-dressed console table.

Knowledgeable Notation: The purpose of a console table was designed to be fixed to a wall and supported only by front legs. It was developed in the late 17th century and became very popular throughout the 18th century.

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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.