Traditional and Modern Come Together In Living Room

See how transitional style is used to incorporate both traditional and contemporary design elements.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionThe challenge in designing this room is the blending of two distinct styles.
Designer Angelo Surmelis chose transitional style because it marries both the traditional and modern elements. Transitional style is all about clean lines, warm lighting, minimal accessories and a lot of neutral colors in the background to make things in the foreground pop. The palette relies on a lack of color to evoke a clean, serene atmosphere. The paler of the two wall colors is also painted on the ceiling to make the room feel larger. The already-existing crown molding over the fireplace is continued around the room to create balance throughout the space.

ICI paint colors used:

Limestone (lighter color) and Stone Brown (darker color)

Products from Ikea:

coffee table, Liatorp
rug, Fanby

Products from Target:

chair, Felicia

Products from West Elm:

floor lamp

Products from Z Gallerie:

vases and bowls