When dealing with clients who are opposed to having all the interior walls within their space painted, the decision to define a dominant focal wall can be just as explosive. With this design project, the client was not comfortable with painting all the walls in her family room, but she knew that she wanted to make a statement with color. Even though I get overly excited just by the thought of painting with this exceptional finish, at the end of the day, it is always about what the client envisions for their home. With that said, as a designer, my job is to make sure that what clients envision for their home is put in place. Not only aesthetically pleasing and functional but meets all the client's needs.
Quick notation: The client was leaning towards orange and did not want it too bright or too dark. In knowing this, I made sure that I picked a little from both. The room would still be open, inviting, and warm. Regardless, whether working with a simple or a complicated color palette, I am passionate about making sure that it works more than just great in a room – it must bring the entire space together cohesively, and the atmosphere must evoke that it is a precise fit. However, after the focal wall, which is considered a backdrop for the entire space was in place, it was time to make sure that all elements fit perfectly like a puzzle.
Moreover, I am always impressed when existing furniture can be easily revamped by adding simple details. The client’s new furniture arrangement helps with easy maneuvering throughout the space. The custom bookshelves, which displays objects purchased during the client’s military travels, gave way to ample intricate details. Also, the additional splashes of color are by incorporating accent pillows, window coverings, area rug, and decorative objects that work perfectly with the newly designed space.
Design Project: Creek Shoals Residence – Defined Focal Wall
Project Goal: Incorporate a dominant wall / exclude wall with TV and fireplace
Project Outcome: Warm and Inviting Family Room
Interior Design Studio: KCL-IDESIGN, LLC
Principal Interior Designer: Kimberly C. Lyons
IMAGES: Photos taken by Inspiro 8 Studios and are the sole property of KCL-IDESIGN, LLC.