Transitional interior designs strike a unique balance between traditional elegance and a clean, modern aesthetic. While urban lifestyles often lend themselves to a more contemporary design style, transitional furniture can uplift any space in the city with a sophisticated twist.
Here are a few basic tenets of transitional design:
Classic. Transitional furniture demonstrates characteristics of more traditional pieces, but with more linear designs and a sophisticated edge. This might include a beautiful wingback chair with graceful curves, or a solid wood coffee table handcrafted with a lasting finish.
Our Greta Chair truly exemplifies transitional style. Its shape is based on the traditional wingback, but a broader back and seat provide a more comfortable resting place for occupants. While its silhouette pays homage to traditional design (as does the nailhead trim), simple fabrics provide a nice, neutral finish.
Comfortable. On the flip side, many traditional furniture wasn’t very comfortable to use on a daily basis. Your grandmother’s spindly-legged coffee table was beautiful to look at, but that didn’t mean it could handle anything other than a decorative doily and figurine.
The Cyrano Coffee Table is made from recycled wood and features old-world traditional wood techniques joining triangular sections of offset wood. This table can accommodate laptops, books and magazines. Plus, when no one’s looking, you might even kick your feet up for a bit.
Durable. Transitional furniture was made to be lived in. As a result, their fabrics are relatively easy to clean and the materials can handle the wear-and-tear of everyday life.
Gabby’s Benjamin Vintage Style Buffet combines the best of both worlds. Its profile is decidedly vintage, but its modern metal lattice doors are quite contemporary. Extremely durable, your family can utilize this buffet on a daily basis for dining, entryway storage or as an entertainment center. This transitional piece can stand the test of time.
Because transitional style bridges the gap between traditional and modern, you’ll notice finishes tend to be more neutral. This makes it easy to create a solid foundation for your urban interior design using accents and accessories for added highlights.
Visit Gabby online to find more transitional furniture that will uplift any studio, condo or apartment. With transitional furniture sold at Gabby, the sky’s the limit for any interior designer or witty decorator.