Transitional Style

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By Emily Kallick

Sales and Marketing Manager, IDS Sales Specialist

Read Time : 2 Minutes

Flipping through the latest glossy issues and the infinite well of online scrolling - you’ll find as many definitions of a transitional space as there are stylish homes.  

To us, a perfect transitional piece is hard to pin down, but easy to place. Below, I examine three ways to achieve a balanced transitional look by customizing and styling our highly versatile Knotting Hill sofa.

Relaxed Modern

Furniture from left to right: Walnut table (Vermont), Knotting Hill sofa, Nestology collection (Ohio), Stripe knit throw (New Hampshire). More customization options available.

Furniture from left to right: Walnut table (Vermont), Knotting Hill sofa, Nestology collection (Ohio), Stripe knit throw (New Hampshire). More customization options available.

Taking transitional at its purest form, we’ve applied a bright neutral Revolution fabric on the sofa and soft teal cut-velvet pillows. If your style lilts in a different direction, a quick change in accent pillows does the trick.

The easy-living (and easy-cleaning) performance fabric stands the test of evolving style and a livable family space.  

Urban Rustic

Furniture from left to right: Read oak side table (Indiana), Knotting Hill sofa, Nestology collection (Ohio), Cream knit throw (New Hampshire). More customization options available.

Furniture from left to right: Read oak side table (Indiana), Knotting Hill sofa, Nestology collection (Ohio), Cream knit throw (New Hampshire). More customization options available.

Though in many applications of the transitional style it is suggested to use light neutrals, here in this modern maximalist application we have a dark jewel tone playing as the neutral. Pairs well with rich wood tones and crisp modern wallpaper.

The dark, color-as-neutral choice is a fashionable way to keep a tidy appearance with little messy fingers or dirty paws around.

Preppy Classic

Furniture from left to right: Hand forged side table (North Carolina), Knotting Hill sofa, Nestology collection (Ohio), Basketweave throw (New Hampshire), Oval storage ottoman, Nestology collection (Ohio), More customization options available.  Potted plants by  Wild Interiors . (Ohio)

Furniture from left to right: Hand forged side table (North Carolina), Knotting Hill sofa, Nestology collection (Ohio), Basketweave throw (New Hampshire), Oval storage ottoman, Nestology collection (Ohio), More customization options available.

Potted plants by Wild Interiors. (Ohio)

A classic stripe on the sofa can be paired with metal and glass occasional furniture and cozy, layered accessories for a preppy hygge look.

The coordinating storage ottoman keeps the space cohesive and is perfect for stashing away toys or hobby items before guests arrive and the extra seating is needed.

Instead of keeping track of the never ending dos and don’ts, visualize the room as a balancing of scales. Add modern art, add a classic side table. Take away color, add texture with textiles. In the end, the space will gracefully reflect your personal, and perhaps ever evolving, style for years to come.

-Emily K.

 

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