INTERIOR DESIGNER: Kimberly C. Lyons
ENHANCED AREA: Stairway
DESIGN PHILOSOPHY: My home’s style says a lot about who I am, and therefore, the design is always an honest and accurate reflection of who occupies the space.
When it comes to using subtle, intricate details to make a dominant statement, OMG – I am all game! I mean, I am a chick who appreciates and admires aesthetically pleasing interiors. So, standing afar to catch a view of my well-designed rooms is a bonus. With that said, it does not matter which living area that I am walking towards; a beautiful view is always transcending. However, I must reveal one of my favorite morning rituals before I hop out of bed. I admit, sometimes I might be a little lazy on the weekend. If I decide to stay snuggly wuggly in bed a tad bit longer than usual, I get to enjoy the fantastic view of my stairway from my bedroom. Yikes, I find myself realizing the smile on my face is crazy big!
Moreover, when I emphasize that a home should have objects that bring happiness, this is a perfect example of why I wake up and smile because the view of my unique Buddha heads leading down my stairway makes me extremely happy!
Before building our house, I knew without a shadow of a doubt that there was going to be a stairway because I am obsessed with stairs. I have always been fascinated with structures that feature architectural details. Also, I knew that when I decided to design the space – it had to reflect who I am and objects that define my style. I took into consideration that I would be up and down a lot. Therefore, when it came to the interior wall, which is tall as far as height, I knew that I was going to do something over-the-top and time-consuming. So, I decided to incorporate three different paint colors. I made sure that some of the paint continually dripped and dried in place. I call it my signature drip technique. I enjoyed seeing the decorative coatings intertwine to create something unique. I must say that it turned out amazingly beautiful!
When designing this small area, it did not require a lot. I needed to make sure there was enough character, and it had to become a significant part of my overall home. When I take my stroll either up, down, or just standing at the top or bottom, I get a chance to see the different elements that make this area calm and serene. Most of all, I see a reflection of myself, Kimberly – a designer’s style.
Photo 1: Wall features a decorative coating, which consists of 3 colors. The handrail has the same texture as the wall. The over-sized Buddha heads are in place to create drama with extra detail beneath from simple circular decorative object.
Photo 3: The banister has a beautiful texture done with plaster and bright white paint.
IMAGES: Images taken by Apollos Bow Photography and are the sole property of KCL-IDESIGN, LLC.