Transitional Rooms: Fresh mixes of the classics

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Transitional Rooms

If I had to describe my style I’d say it was transitional.  I like clean, nothing over the top, soft colors with occasional accents, and just a little twist of the eclectic. Some of these rooms might employ more of one style than another, but they all incorporate mixing styles. All these images come from one of those overprices magazines you find at the grocery register.  These are from Easy Decorating Summer 2012. 5 years old, but all of these rooms you could see in a magazine today.

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What really, really caught my eye in this entry way is the antique Oriental rug.  The colors are completely unexpected but warm up the space so much – I would never think to mix it with that curtain fabric – or a tie dye pillow.  But I love it.

transitional rooms

The desk and chair in this office are hardcore industrial – but look ho romantic the armchairs are!  Another unexpected mix that really works.

transitional rooms

This staircase takes the idea of a gallery wall all the way.  You could probably do this on the cheap too. At a flea market or used book store, find a book of illustrations that you really love, remove the illustrations, and frame them in simple frames from a place like ikea.  The uniformity of size and frames keeps the gallery clean but still full of impact.

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I would never assume this room was a bathroom were it not for a little peek we get of the vanity. The worn sofa and freestanding storage are extremely unexpected next to the modern vanity.  And that antique Oushak rug….drool.

transitional rooms

I don’t need to say much about this bedroom.  Gorgeous, gorgeous – the sweater throw, the chair, the mirror…perfection.

transitional rooms

Rustic can be transitional!  The materials in this room scream rustic – like the weathered wood paneling on the walls.  But the clean lines of the furnishings keep it clean and unfussy.

What do you think?

 

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