Transitional design is the true art of mixing the old with the new. When done well, it effortlessly blends classic with contemporary to create a unique style all your own. This hot new trend is a favorite among home interior designers, as it opens up endless possibilities to mix and match colors, textures and patterns in one cohesive design.
Got an eye for detail and want to design your own transitional look? If your plans include changing the layout of the room and using the space more efficiently, consider talking to the in-house designer at Central Construction Group to walk you through the process. All home remodeling clients receive professional design guidance at no extra charge as part of CCG’s general contracting services. See your cool ideas come to life in an actual 3D floor plan!
From kitchens and bathrooms to living rooms and basements, transitional design can work in every room of your house. Here are some of our favorite tips of the trade to pull off this design trend.
Keep Wall Colors Neutral
The neutral-colored wall tones in this living room provide a nice, sleek backdrop for this linear gas fireplace install and custom wood mantel piece. The warm wood floor with a horizontal flow blends well with the fireplace’s Sandstone Mint tile placed in a vertical pattern.
The new fireplace creates an awesome focal point for the transitional style living room, with modern furniture mixed with a retro piece, colorful throw pillows, minimal accessories and plenty of natural light.
Achieve Balance with Textures
Want a clean-looking, but stylish master bathroom? Consider going the route of this homeowner, who chose all new subway tiles for the walls, a mosaic floor tile, Carrara marble countertop, porcelain sink and navy blue vanity with modern metal hardware.
The interesting contrast of the white subway wall tiles against the navy-and-white mosaic floor tile flows seamlessly into the walk-in shower for the perfect bathroom balance.
Mix and Match Lighting
A simple or ornate chandelier, hanging pendants, recessed can lighting and under-cabinet LEDS work well together and add interest to a kitchen with warm wood floors, traditional cabinets and modern furniture and appliances.
Transitional kitchens typically combine natural, accent, task and accent lighting in one form or another, so feel free to let the light shine in your own unique way.
Lighten the Traditional Feel
A transitional design in this living room keeps the right traditional elements as a focal point paired together with a few modern pieces for a timeless, but comfortable look. It gives a nod to both old and new to find the best of both worlds.
Contact CCG today, and let our 10 years of experience help bring your transitional design ideas and dreams to life.