Transitional style is the perfect blend of decor styles, tones and colors to create a timeless, space that feels current. My method involves mixing textures in a neutral way to create a balanced space that feels curated or collected, but still remains very functional. When you work with me or bounce around my site, you'll find me always talking about the 5 elements that make up a perfectly styled space. These 5 elements are:
As I progress on the blog side of things, I'll write posts specifically catered to each of the 5 elements, so I can really break them down for you, but for now we are focusing on the big picture, which is Transitional style. I've also written my "Design Bible", which is really more like a seminar, that gives you a thorough breakdown of each element. If you're serious at learning how to conquer this style of design, I'd start there.
The big idea (and beauty) of Transitional style is that it's not boring. Even though it's neutral, it still has personality, character and even color! Even though it's practical, it's still beautiful because of how seamlessly everything flows together. And, most of all, even though you and your spouse (or roommate/partner/etc.) may have different tastes, these tastes and styles can be curated (or collected) in a way that absolutely works! Actually, all the layering and elements that go into Transitional design, make it feel very high-end and very "designer". And, best of all, these designs will stand the test of time and won't feel dated in a few years, giving you more bang for your buck (and efforts)!
...I want you to see the space, love it and look around at all the little curated nooks and vignettes and say, Wow, I'm picking up what you're putting down, girlfriend! ;)
If you haven't yet, take a look at my "House Tour" to see how I incorporate Transitional style into my own home. I use a variety of wood tones, monochromatic neutral colors and antique pieces to tell our story through our decor. But, to counter my love for rustic and antique pieces, I use a lot of furniture with clean lines to blend that current, modern feel into my home. I don't want to lean too far in one design direction or the other, or be labeled by my "design style", (who does anymore these days, right?) but I do want you to see the space, love it and look around at all the little curated nooks and vignettes and say, Wow, I'm picking up what you're putting down, girlfriend! ;)
The ONLY downside is that it does take some planning to execute a complete design that works perfectly, sometimes you have to do things in phases to make sure you stay on track. That's not to say that you can't DIY Transitional spaces, you will just need to plan ahead because there is a FINE LINE between a thoughtfully mixed space and downright chaos! You don't want your space to feel like you just took all of your favorite things and randomly scattered them around your house, it won't feel right, there is an art to doing it properly, and that's where I come in! I will help you create an edited spaced that feels purposeful and looks beautiful.
If you need help on something specific or have questions along the way, go ahead and contact me and I can elaborate and write a post about that concept or we can look at some Interior Styling packages that might fit your needs. I'm so looking forward to taking this design journey with all of you and sharing with you my design methods so that you too can live in a space that looks and functions beautifully with your every day life!
Talk to you soon!