INTERIOR INSPIRATION: POWDER ROOM NECESSITIES

Anyone who knows me understands that when it comes to dealing with color, more is always better. So, with that said, I frequently see a lot of small rooms, such as a powder room neglected and inadequately designed with no color - period! However, last week I posted on how I turned my small powder room into a definite wow factor. Regardless, if it is a small area, I always feel that it still should be styled to become part of the home. Powder rooms have been around forever and are generally used by guests, which I do keep in mind when they are part of a design project. Moreover, there are four main factors that I like to see within this type of space, and this does not include the toilet because that is a must – but a great backdrop, lighting, mirror, and sink. I do not mean just any backdrop, lighting, mirror or sink, but something beyond extraordinarily transcending.

Even though modernism will always be at the center of my heart, and I have seen some of the most fantastically designed modern powder rooms, I tend to seek out to see how other styles can incorporate over-the-top intricate detailing. I must say, from all the guests that have been in and out of my bold and dominant powder room, especially during Holidays, it is always the talk of many conversations during those times. One of the main reasons why I decided to incorporate a variety of different colors is because when I get ready to revamp, which is coming soon, I will not have to spend much time searching out a varied color palette.

Design Tip: When working with a powder room, before designing, make sure that there is a solid backdrop (interior walls, flooring, and ceiling) in place. In doing this, when it is time for a revamp, the foundation for the design will be in place, and it will only require switching out the decorative objects.

Different styles can fall under these four categories: Classic, Contemporary, Eclectic, or Modern. Also, even though minimal, global, glam, preppy, coastal, and farmhouse is not in the images below, they can easily be incorporated for a beautifully designed powder room.

  1. Victorian

  2. Modern

  3. Mediterranean

  4. Contemporary

  5. Southwestern

  6. Mid-century

  7. Eclectic

  8. Rustic

  9. Transitional

  10. Scandinavian

  11. Traditional

  12. Beach Style

  13. Asian

  14. Industrial

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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: 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.