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Monday, April 30

design class: transitional style


Welcome to All in the Detail... I am so glad you are here!

I hope you are having fun in my Design Style class that offers a few details for each individual design styles. We only have a couple more to go.

There is so much talk about style in home decor… do you think you could pinpoint your style if asked? Remember, there are no set rules when it comes to design or style, it really just boils down to personal likes and dislikes. To review the Design Styles that we have covered so far, click here. 

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Today, let’s talk about Transitional Style. Transitional style is a marriage of traditional and contemporary furniture, finishes, materials and fabrics equating to a classic, timeless design. Furniture lines are simple yet sophisticated, featuring either straight lines or rounded profiles. Fabric is as diverse as graphic patterns on overstuffed sofas and textured chenille on sleek wood frames.

Colors: The transitional palette relies on a lack of color to evoke a clean, serene atmosphere. Dark brown can add depth to a neutral balance of taupe, tan and vanilla.


Accessories: A minimalist approach is taken with carefully selected accessories — a potted orchid gracefully arching in front of a window, white mats that set off photographs in simple black and silver frames, an oval wooden tray that provides a resting spot for similarly shaped silver candleholders. This kind of grouping provides a counterpoint to the furniture.


Fabrics: The lack of color makes room for interesting textures, such as the olive-colored corduroy found on the pictured sofa and smooth, creamy white cotton used on two of the side chairs. Other good choices for a transitional space are soft ultrasuedes, pliable leathers and nubby chenille.


Furniture: Curves combine with straight lines in a transitional style interior. The look balances both masculine and feminine attributes for a comfortably contemporary design. The scale of the pieces is ample but not intimidating. A lack of ornamentation and decoration keeps the focus on the simplicity and sophistication of the design. via

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