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The Design Behind The Studio at K|D

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The driving force behind The Studio at K|D is founder and owner, Julia Kirkendall of Kirkendall Design. Since design is the backbone of our company, it was an exciting endeavor for Julia and the K|D design team to transform our commercial building into a high-end, versatile event space. Follow along as we take you behind the scenes of the transformation and design choices that brought The Studio at K|D to life.

Lighting Design

One of the design goals was to transition the space, with its functional 8’ fluorescent commercial lights, to a more warm, inviting atmosphere. Julia drew inspiration from her travels, particularly boutique hotels that used lighting in unique ways. We added lighting in unexpected ways and places, such as above windows and flanking office walls. Many of the selections act as a showroom for the lighting Kirkendall Design uses in clients’ spaces.

Our favorite feature, however, is the reclaimed pendant lighting sourced from a church that was being remodeled. This lighting, with its cathedral-like grandeur, subtly nods to Kirkendall Design’s core values while also illuminating the high ceilings of The Studio.