Formal, Neoclassical Home Blends Traditional With Contemporary

Designer Chango & Co. wanted to pay homage to this classically built home while also incorporating contemporary and eclectic elements that embody the homeowner's style. The end result is a fun yet formal home with a personality of its own.
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August 19, 2015

Foyer With White Wall Paneling and View of Dining Room

White wall paneling surrounds this traditional grand foyer and frames a view of the adjacent dark gray dining room.

Foyer With Spiral Wood Staircase and Large Chandelier

An oversized chandelier crowns this traditional foyer with flair to keep the formal room feeling more casual. The beautiful wood floors of this home are stained with a custom blend of walnut and dark oak stain to let the grain of the white oak shine through. The wood carries up a winding staircase, creating a cohesive space.

Tradtional Foyer With White Wood Wall Paneling

A large black console table graces this traditional entryway with a tall glass buffet lamp and an oversized sculptural mirror. White wall paneling opens up and lightens the space, while chevron ottomans give the entryway a fresh, trendy feel.

Transitional Living Room With White Wall Paneling

White paneling surrounds this room with a crisp, clean backdrop for pops of color in the furnishings. Symmetry is key in this space with streamlined furniture arranged around the focal mantel and wall-mounted television. Accent colors, chartreuse and soft lavender, are used for sophisticated pops of color in small benches, flowers and accent pillows. A whitewashed sculptural console is placed behind the sofa to smoothly transition from the foyer.

Transitional White Living Room With Wall Paneling

Surrounded by white wall paneling, symmetry was used to arrange flanking chairs and the cream sofa in this transitional living room. All furniture is covered in linen in varying shades of creams and grays, while chartreuse and soft lavender are used as accent colors. A large reclaimed-wood coffee table anchors the room, while two burlap sculptural chairs with pivoting wall sconces can be used as reading corners.

Classy Living Room Boasts Industrial-Style Coffee Table

Traditional paneling and contemporary furnishings create an elegant atmosphere in this living room. An industrial-style coffee table makes an unexpected statement, adding a touch of roughness to the clean, sophisticated room.

Neutral Transitional Eat-In Kitchen With White Cabinets

Wallpaper with a subtle pattern in lilac and white surrounds this kitchen with soft neutral color. Polished nickel light fixtures and fresh white cabinetry keep the space feeling bright and crisp. An informal dining area features a zinc tabletop and rattan klismos chairs, adding a contemporary touch to this transitional space.

Neutral Transitional Kitchen Dining Area With Chandelier

A zinc-topped round table is surrounded by wood and rattan klismos chairs, adding a contemporary touch to this transitional eat-in kitchen. A polished nickel chandelier illuminates the dining area and complements the pendant lighting over the island as well as the neutral walls and crisp white cabinetry.

Cottage Kitchen With Charming Dining Area

A small, round dining table and four wooden chairs provide this beautiful kitchen with eat-in functionality. Fresh white cabinets lend a breezy, open feel to the space, and hardwood floors lend warmth.

Transitional Gray Living Room With a Mix of Patterns

Oversized tufted ottomans in dark gray create a cozy, comfortable sitting area paired with the slipcovered white sofa. Zebra-patterned linen draperies hung on oversized rods draw the eye up, creating a sense of height. French doors and lots of windows provide plenty of natural light to keep the room feeling open and spacious.

Transitional Living Area With Gray Tufted Coffee Tables

Stylish patterns seamlessly mix thanks to a soft white and gray color palette in this transitional living room. Dark gray tufted coffee tables help anchor the space.

White Sofa With Neutral Patterned Throw Pillows

Soft, muted colors allow the patterns to take center stage in this comfortable family room. Zebra-striped drapes in gray and white complement the zebra-patterned pillow, while other accent pillows with subtle patterns add soft color and texture to the plush white sofa.

White Master Bedroom With Silver Headboard

A custom hammered silver headboard sits above the bed in this master bedroom, serving as a focal point in the space. White Sferra bedding and bench cushions provide a crisp, clean palette for lavender and gray hues in the accent pillows and draperies to add soft color to the room. White and silver cowhides cover portions of the large wool and silk blend rug for added visual interest.

Ornate Headboard Serves as Bedroom Focal Point

An intricately detailed metallic headboard takes center stage in this creamy white bedroom. Chic patterned pillows add updated style and color to the classic space.

Neutral Transitional Bedroom With Silver Wall Headboard

A vintage mercury-glass lamp sits on the dark wood dresser, which also serves as a nightstand, in this neutral transitional bedroom. The mercury lamp complements the large silver headboard attached to the wall, while Sferra bedding creates a crisp white backdrop for custom pillows to tie the room together. Matching upholstery on a bench at the end of the bed creates a cohesive, sophisticated space.

Neutral Reading Nook With Zebra-Patterned Armchair

This armchair has a zebra-patterned back and linen front, creating a stunning chair design. A custom pillow and polished nickel lamp create a cozy spot for reading in front of patterned drapes, which provide a subtle pop of purple.

Traditional Built-In Makeup Vanity

A built-in vanity is paired with an upholstered chair and a small, ornate mirror to create a space for freshening up in this traditional bathroom. Subtly patterned wallpaper adds interest and movement to the space.

Traditional Master Bathroom Vanity With Venetian Mirrors

Ornate Venetian mirrors are glued over a larger mirror to provide a continuity of reflective effect, creating depth in the master bathroom. A custom white and light-gray linen chair sits beneath two sleek white sconces and a smooth, white vanity space.

Powder Room With Patterned Wallpaper and Venetian Mirror

Patterned charcoal and cream wallpaper envelopes this small bathroom in an elegant design. A sleek white sconce illuminates a Venetian mirror, which is placed over a larger mirror, adding visual interest to the vanity area without competing with the bold wallpaper in the neutral powder room.

Neutral Transitional Home Office With Wood-Paneled Walls

A vintage American schoolhouse table from the 1920s is repurposed as the desk in this study. A black leather Eames chair, simple linen Roman shades and box-shaped lamps ensure the neutral transitional room retains a masculine feel.

Neutral Transitional Home Office With Gray Wall Paneling

A swinging wall sconce and rough iron and reclaimed wood shelving unit create an industrial design element in this transitional home office. Gray wood-paneled walls, dark metals and a brown leather sofa evoke a masculine feel in the neutral space.

Neutral Transitional Library With Wood-Paneled Walls

Dark gray paneled walls surround this transitional library, creating a cozy, comfortable space. A leather nail-head-studded sofa is flanked by two pivoting sconces and rough iron bookshelves for study necessities. A large framed art piece behind the sofa adds a pop of color to the space's neutral palette.

Contemporary Dining Room With Woodwork and Gallery Wall

Contrasting dark walls and white wainscoting set the tone in this contemporary dining room. Luxurious seating and glimmering tabletop decor soften the straight lines of the table, which is made from Canadian reclaimed wood planks and an industrial steel base. Overhead a multibulb light fixture warmly illuminates the space, while a gallery wall of framed photos adds a personal touch.

Dining Room With Industrial-Chic Table and Chandelier

A large harvest table is a bold focal point in this formal dining room. Reclaimed wood planks from Canada and an industrial steel base add strong, sharp lines to the room's soft, romantic design. An industrial-chic chandelier with Edison bulbs illuminates the lovely white hydrangea and candle centerpieces.

Dark Gray Gallery Wall With Black-Framed Photography

The dark gray wall pops against the bright white wainscoting, drawing the eye to rows of framed photos in this transitional dining room.

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