INTERIOR INSPIRATION: STYLISH TABLE LAMPS

When I think of specific objects within a room that can sometimes be simple or often overlooked, but can make the biggest impression and enhancement, the first object that comes to my mind is a table lamp. As a designer, I never downplay lighting because of the significant impact that it can have within a space. There is nothing like showing off a stylish interior that is well-lit.

With that said, when dealing with lighting, I prefer to start from the ceiling down because if there is an over-sized chandelier, which more than likely will become dominant and the center of attention, this is when accent lighting will come into play. It will not only add character, considered a stylish element, but can also serve to complement when combined with other light sources.

However, while table lamps can play a glaring role other than being stylish, they are a safety guide, define functional zones within a room, hi-light intricate details, help with eye-strain while reading, immediate wow factor, accentuate, and so much more. Moreover, the most fun part is that there is so many to choose from, and the overall goal is to make sure that when searching for unique table lamps, they should be a way of self-expression, as well as defining a space.

Design Tip: It is essential to keep in mind the size of a room when trying to achieve the correct scale and height for the perfect table lamps and the diameter of the lamps shade.

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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.

CHANDELIER STYLE: TWO IS BETTER THAN ONE

Regardless of the different types of lighting on the market, and I must add that there is a lot, I find myself in trouble when it comes to chandeliers. They are indeed one of my weaknesses. It is as if I fall into a deep fixation when I enter a room because I always expect to see more than one, especially if there is ample ceiling space. However, this post is about two, so the use of two is only appropriate if space allows. Moreover, if there is enough space, and there is just one, then I start to question myself mentally, why am I not seeing another magnificent piece of jewelry hanging?

Whether I am traveling national or international, my hunt for the display of these beauties in a room is an obsession. I will say that with my travels outside of the United States, I have learned, as well as understand why when designing most luxurious spaces, the choice is to incorporate pairing, and why it tends to be a crucial element. Often-times countries such as South Africa and Italy expand to greater lengths when it comes to style. So, I tend to get fantastic inspiration when I travel to another country.

Listed below: Simple styling ideas when pairing chandeliers.

• Two chandeliers can create symmetry.

• With the correct placement, two lights can define a room from above and balance out the entire space.

• It makes for great design, and the overall design scheme more simplified, especially when trying to combine different types of lighting.

The upside is that chandeliers are considered dominant lighting, which is unlimited as far as style, size, color, shape, texture, and finish. They can add character, interest, and appeal to any room. The downside is that the perception of two chandeliers is not for everyone.

Design Tip: It can be challenging to stray from a standard comfort zone when trying something new. With that said, become creatively challenged. Work a different look because you may never know for sure if the style that you currently have is indeed your true authentic style.

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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.