These empty nesters were ready for a more functional floor plan that spoke to thier personal style. 

Before- Arts and Crafts style with dated colors 

Before- Arts and Crafts style with dated colors 

Now! Beautiful progress towards a functional  gorgeous living space. 

Now! Beautiful progress towards a functional  gorgeous living space. 

Transitional Style is also known as "updated classic" or "classic with a contemporary twist". This is a modern way of using classic elements of design refers to a contemporary blend of traditional and modern styles. This new transitional look lands midway between old world traditional and contemporary. It makes a statement by incorporating lines that are less ornate than traditional designs, but not as severely basic as contemporary lines. In transitional design, the lines of the pieces are classic, timeless, and clean. 

New farmhouse sink with dark cabinets and brushed nickel hardware. 

New farmhouse sink with dark cabinets and brushed nickel hardware. 

Curves combine with straight lines in a transitional style.  In this new interior design style there is a balance between curve and straight lines. The style lends towards  a comfortable and relaxing, uncomplicated feel. A lack of ornamentation and decoration with minimal accessories keeps the focus on the simplicity and sophistication of the design. Just as in the new farmhouse industrial style, color palettes are typically neutral. The pallets is subtle and may be monochromatic, with color in art and decorative accents, not in colored furnishings and not in colored floors.

Before- Traditional architectural elements like columns.  

Before- Traditional architectural elements like columns.  

Now the traditional columns are gone and the space is clean and open.  

Now the traditional columns are gone and the space is clean and open.  

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Unlike somewhat colder feeling contemporary furniture, transitional style focuses on comfort. The pieces are select d for thier simplicity and practicality. Lifestyles of transitional homeowners tend to be very active. Fuss and frills get in the way of keeping life rolling at an enjoyable pace. To meet the lifestyle of an active household, the design needs to be liveable and comfortable. The scales of furniture pieces still tend toward the larger scale, but not overwhelming. Goose feather and down fill is typically used for upholstered furniture, wood species (maple, mahogany, walnut, etc.) and wood finishing is typically warm tones but can range from a natural finish to a high sheen. 

We look forward to sharing the finished space soon! Stay tuned!  

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