More about KDL Interiors

KDL Interior Design is a creative and energetic design firm with extensive experience throughout Florida’s Gulf Coast. We are eager stewards of client satisfaction, and can effortlessly blend cutting-edge design concepts with time-tested techniques to create beautiful spaces from initial color selection, to final reveal.

We design for the moment… With an appreciation for the past… And a future full of possibility.

Kristin Lyons was born and raised in Southwest Florida, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. Even as a young girl, Kristin could be found painting and re-designing her bedroom on any given weekend. Her natural artistic talent, love of art, training, and experience of over 18 years as an interior designer, allows her to undertake projects that range from minor make-overs to comprehensive interior projects, both in the residential and commercial sector. Kristin has a gift in leading her clients through the intricate design process effortlessly, and has developed a highly skilled and trusted team to make her design concepts leap from sketches into beautiful, functional home designs for her clients.

As a KDL client, you will take away from the design experience, a feeling of satisfaction, and an interior that is fresh, timeless, beautiful, and completely you! Kristin brings to the table the following:

  • Experienced with Auto Cad, Computer Aided Drafting, including 3D drafting and modeling
  • Proficient in hand drafting and rendering floor plans, wall elevations, reflected ceiling plans and perspectives
  • Working relationships with local builders, realtors, and developers
  • Experienced with design and implementation of custom built ins, textiles, and furniture
Stage 1

Programming

The Programming Phase is like a first date, but without the butterflies. This is where we get to know you and your desires — for your new space, that is. We’ll ask you a number of relevant questions, inventory your existing furnishings, photograph your space, and discuss your project budget and timeline. If needed, we will meet with your architect, and any other consultants involved, before beginning the next phase – Design Development.

Stage 2

Design Development

We develop new space plans, furniture plans, and color palettes, as well as select your new interior finishes such as paint, wallcovering, flooring, ceiling and window treatments, moldings, cabinetry and countertops. This is also the phase when any custom-designed pieces or treatments would be sketched for your review. After we finish sourcing your job we meet with you to review the plans and finish selections and make any refinements needed. Then we finalize your design drawings and meet with you once more before starting the final detailing of your plans and ordering your furnishings, fixtures and equipment.

Stage 3

Construction & Installation

We’re engaged and we’re starting to build something new together. Designers (most) live for the Construction Phase. We get to see our ideas come to life. We stop by the job site frequently to oversee the sub-contractors and ensure work is progressing on schedule and as planned. Following construction, we coordinate the delivery and installation of your new furnishings, accessories and artwork. We also discuss the care and maintenance of all your new finishes, furnishings and equipment so you can enjoy them for many years and maintain their new appearance.