- Blends the best of traditional and contemporary design
- Softens the sharper edges of contemporary decor; mixes in a few turned legs or a plaid
- Furniture profiles are simple but sophisticated with gentle curves
- Using fabrics like chenille, corduroy, ultrasuede or microsuede, leather and even smooth cottons
- Usually transitional decor is marked by a restrained palette enhanced by pattern and texture
- Use of woods like maple, birch, mahogany in natural finishes; liberal use of glass and metals
- Like contemporary decor, transitional frequently uses minimal accessories
This Transitional room designed by Velvet Hammerschmidt, showcases both traditional and contemporary elements. Simple dining chair profiles paired with a rich wood table and light wood floors speak to contemporary design but then the chandelier, mirror and chair in the entry hall have much more traditional leanings. Even looking into the living room I see a traditional accent chair but modern glass and metal stacking side tables.