If you're looking for a perfect marriage of traditional and contemporary designs, then a transitional interior may be for you. In a transitional interior, furniture lines are sophisticated, simple and often feature either straight or rounded profiles. To keep the focus on the simplicity and sophistication of the room, designers will keep color palettes neutral and decor to an absolute minimum. Image courtesy of Decorating Den Interiors
Frosted glass French doors open to the soft gray-green walls of this quiet transitional nursery. A cream and brown wooden crib matches the tall dresser complete with open shelving and drawers. The crib is layered with a sold brown, solid ribbed green, and jungle patterned blue cushions. A neutral shag rug provides some color over the wood floor.
For part of the final challenge on HGTV Design Star season seven, contestant Britany gave this once functionless dining room an eye-catching makeover. The wallpaper and wainscoting create a high-end look that nods to Britany's trademark graphic style.
This bright white kitchen feels inviting with a custom built-in bench around the simple neutral dining table. Custom blue and white suzani print Roman shades add a vibrant accent, while matching hanging glass pendant lights above the kitchen island enhance the height of room.
Updating your kitchen island can be as simple as clearing it off and re-accessorizing. This chunky cutting board topped with an aqua pitcher and mugs brings the color of the dining area rug into the kitchen. The pop of green from the apples ties in the green from the rug as well, creating a visual flow.
Slim-fitting slipcovers on a chair and bench complement the trim, transitional lines in this living room. Neutral walls, hand-painted floors and well-balanced accessories achieve a polished yet unfussy look.
The Caroline collection from Havertys is a statement of subtle luxury. A straight back silhouette with rolled Lawson arms offers a dynamic look. Two teal corner chairs give the room a trendy finished style. Mandara tables and black and white prints flank the Caroline sofa on both sides to bring symmetry and sophistication to the room.
The rich neutral tones and texture of the upholstered window cornice accent the beautiful view outside this transitional dining room. The glass table base and top reflects natural light, maintains openness in the room and provides maximum visibility of the lovely dining chairs and exquisite heirloom rug.
This transitional family room relies on warm, neutral hues, making the space feel cozy and inviting. The stone fireplace, wood coffered ceiling and chic white sofas keep this living room classy and stylish.