Design Questionnaire With Kimberly Coombs, Founder of KBCO Design

In this edition of Love Happens’ Proust-style Design Questionnaire, join us for a peek inside the creative and inspiring mind of Kimberly Coombs, founder and president of KBCO Design. Since 2002, the company and its team have demonstrated admirable expertise in their craft, bestowing attention and detail to every project. Above all, KBCO Design is committed to fully realizing the desires of its clientele, while still honoring the inventive and intuitive spirit of the company.

Kim stands at the core of it all, embodying the drive and passion that propels KBCO Design. She is renowned for her ability to visualize, organize, and deliver on any concept. This artistry led her to David and Jackie Siegel, and their dream of finishing their glamorous Versailles estate in Orlando, FL. Kim oversaw the design process for this major project, installing designer wallpaper, gilded details, and a British-style antique pub to create a paradisal interior for the Siegel family’s new home. Kim’s collaboration with the Siegel’s is featured in the recent television series, Queen of Versailles Reigns Again, which documents the blossoming of the largest estate in the U.S.

Meet Kimberly Coombs, founder of KBCO Design in the Lh Design Questionnaire

Kimberly Coombs, founder of KBCO Design
Kimberly Coombs, founder of KBCO Design

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Spending time with my family in laughter.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

My daughter.

What profession does your alter ego have?

A naturopath, or allied professional that focuses on creating the best version of yourself through healthy living.

The project you will never forget.

Versailles. It’s a 90,000-square-foot residence in Orlando, Florida that’s the subject of a new TV show, The Queen of Versailles Reigns Again.

Versailles Dining Room, Design & Rendering by KBCO Design

Your favorite business tool or resource.

My smartphone – I always have it on me, and it has enabled me to do my job much more efficiently. It’s fast and easy to answer questions quickly, review responses, without having to take time out for meetings – it’s truly an efficient device.

The most timeless design.

Mid-Century Modern. I love how it combines modern, clean lines with warm, natural materials and palettes.

Virginia Residence Project by KBCO Design
Virginia Residence Project by KBCO Design

The biggest design faux pas.

Hanging artwork too high.

Your design motto.

Details matter.

Our publisher KOKET makes statement décor, if you were to design a room around one KOKET piece, which would it be, and why?

This was a hard choice because of the breadth and depth of beautiful choices! The Nymph Chandelier truly stood out to me for its combination of luxurious gold finish, metal as the material but whimsical butterflies as the subject. It’s delicate but made of metal and that juxtaposition could truly inspire a fantastic room!

nymph butterfly gold filigree chandelier by koket luxury lighting

Love happens when….

We finish a job, and the client is happy. Oh, you mean for me? When the timing is right 🙂

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Feature Image: Mandara Spa Interior Renovation Project by KBCO Design
Words by Natalie Junio-Thompson

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