In today’s home more and more interior designers are opting for a more “transitional” style that suits everyone’s taste. For those of you not familiar with what transitional is, it is “a marriage of traditional and contemporary” design. We love that description given by InteriorDesignPro.org, it so brilliantly describes the classic, yet clean look of transitional decor.
Where traditional design focuses more on heavier hues and antique furniture, a transitional look is very balanced and uses a more neutral color palette.
Interior designer Steven Gambrel’s work is a perfect example of transitional design. His spaces are very clean yet extremely sophisticated.
Transitional tends to be a little warmer in tones than contemporary and also less minimalistic. Where contemporary design tends to play on angles, transitional likes to mix and match furnishings from different styles.
We love how perfectly balanced Keri Russell’s kitchen was in Elle Decor. The wire chairs and pine table work so well together.
The living room so eloquently mixes styles to create a look that is timeless. And that is exactly want transitional design aims to accomplish. A classic, timeless look that will look as good in your home today as it did yesterday and as it will tomorrow.