The word “Transitional” has been popping up more and more when it comes to the interior design of spaces. A lot of clients ask what is the exact meaning of Transitional. In short, it’s a simple blend of both modern design with traditional elements. Transitional design is the balance of old and new with a mix of clean lines, neutral fabrics, and warm colors.
The Transitional style is the perfect alternative to the harsh, rough, and often times boring look modern design brings and the big over the top carved wood feel that traditional design usually brings. When you expertly blend the two styles together the result is an elegant feel that is both comfortable and classic. You know great Transitional design when your guests are nostalgic of everything they love from the past but are also more impressed by how elegant and updated the home looks and feels.
A mix of streamlined and “clean” furniture with neutral color schemes and warm lighting yields a quintessential Transitional design. Natural elements such as wood, stone & granite perfectly complement Transitional spaces as these types of media are common in both modern and traditional design. It is also important to keep the paint colors and fabrics in similar color tones to make your home flow more seamlessly. Floor to ceiling grommet ring, non patterned or sheer drapery panels on the windows or a clean lined, neutral roman shade finish off the design perfectly.
If done correctly, Transitional interior design is a conservative and almost fool proof way to ensure that your house has that impressive look and welcoming feel without risk of it being too cold or even worse too dated or “old school”. We at Rebecca Rollins Interiors love taking Transitional interiors to the edge and making it something you and your family can’t wait to get home to and show off to your guests; something that is “Perfectly Yours”!