AT THE END OF THE HALLWAY. . .THERE SHOULD BE WHAT???

I get asked the following question a lot. At the end of the hallway, there should be what??? When the end of the hallway has a wall instead of a door there must be a focal point incorporated. As an interior designer, I love responding to small challenges such as a dead-end hallway. At the end of the hallway, there should be what??? "A focal point that will make a powerful statement as well as create the right amount of wow factor that blends the long hallway in with the rest of the home." 

The following can easily be incorporated; a unique & stylish accent chair, bold abstract art or a selection of grouped art, pedestal(s) with a beautiful vase or urn which can display a flower arrangement, large mirror or grouped mirrors in different shapes and sizes. Also, if there is a window at the end of the hallway, display a console table and add a plant which will get ample sunlight. However, the main goal of placing decorative objects or a piece of furniture at the end of the hallway is to distract from the overall length. When using creativity to solve the problem of a long hallway, the possibilities can be endless. Check out some creative solutions below and let that much-needed hallway dilemma become a thing of the past.

As an interior designer, I make sure that I go outside the box when designing. So, my favorite images are 3 and 8. A waterfall paired with fire is a powerful statement (Image 3). Using the exterior view to create a dramatic focal point for the hallway is a definite wow factor (Image 8).

Credits: Morgante Wilson Architects, Ziger/Snead Architects, Interiors by Steven G, Powell/Kleinschmidt, Inc., John Sutton Photography, Jennifer Bevan Interiors, Oliver Burns, and Carnie Nicholson, RBB, BIC, HL1 Director.

Kimberly C. Lyons

Principal Interior Designer and founding owner of KCL-IDESIGN, LLC (Interior Design Company), Kimberly has been slaying interiors since forever. She refuses to partake of what is known as ordinary when it comes to designing interior or exterior spaces. Kimberly already acknowledges that she is considered a rare breed when it comes to splashing her signature touch within a space. She loves designing fabulous interiors & exteriors. She is obsessed with super bold color, the phrase I dare you, and lives for going outside the box when creating a unique and powerful wow factor. Kimberly is definitely not afraid to break some major design rules! 

SATURDAY LOVE: DON'T WORRY...I'VE GOT YOUR BACK!!!

For all the amazing individuals who are already a part of my life and the amazing individuals that I continue to encounter daily, DON'T WORRY...I'VE GOT YOUR BACK!!!

Credit: WickedCool

Kimberly C. Lyons

Principal Interior Designer and founding owner of KCL-IDESIGN, LLC (Interior Design Company), Kimberly has been slaying interiors since forever. She refuses to partake of what is known as ordinary when it comes to designing interior or exterior spaces. Kimberly already acknowledges that she is considered a rare breed when it comes to splashing her signature touch within a space. She loves designing fabulous interiors & exteriors. She is obsessed with super bold color, the phrase I dare you, and lives for going outside the box when creating a unique and powerful wow factor. Kimberly is definitely not afraid to break some major design rules! 

DINING ROOM INSPIRATION: CHAIR TALK

I get so excited when I am presented with a dining room project. It’s one of my favorite spaces to design and add drama to as well as do some major switching. And the first thing that I like to switch out is those matchy-matchy dining chairs. Yelp. . .   . . .keeping the dining table along with the matching chairs are a definite no-no! This is oh so boring! Why not make a dramatic statement with dining chairs that give way to powerful color and drama? In giving my professional opinion, switching out the original dining chairs, the dining room will not only become a statement maker but become a relevant part of the home. Trust me. . .   . . .when a dining room is functional and aesthetically pleasing to the eye, it's used more for the intended purpose. Bold colors such a vibrant yellow and electric red will be an ultimate head turner.

Also, create a contrast with off white or cream dining chairs paired with a dark dining table.

The most important factor to remember about color is that it can turn any space into something extraordinary and beyond amazing!

Check out some very stylish dining rooms featuring dining chairs that are taking center-stage.

Credits: Peterssen/Keller Architecture, Elad Gowen, Willey Design LLC, Atmosphere Interior Design, Inc., Tara Seawright Interior Design, Jamie Bush & Co., Artistic Designs for Living-Tineke Triggs, Snell David LTD, and Houzz.

Kimberly C. Lyons

Principal Interior Designer and founding owner of KCL-IDESIGN, LLC (Interior Design Company), Kimberly has been slaying interiors since forever. She refuses to partake of what is known as ordinary when it comes to designing interior or exterior spaces. Kimberly already acknowledges that she is considered a rare breed when it comes to splashing her signature touch within a space. She loves designing fabulous interiors & exteriors. She is obsessed with super bold color, the phrase I dare you, and lives for going outside the box when creating a unique and powerful wow factor. Kimberly is definitely not afraid to break some major design rules!