April 21, 2020
Laurel & Wolf Explains: Traditional vs Transitional Design

Ever wonder what makes a traditional or transitional design? We’ve got the 411 on a few tricks for detecting the differences between the two!

Ever wonder what makes a traditional or transitional design? We’ve got the 411 on a few tricks for detecting the differences between the two!

L&W Explains: Traditional vs Transitional

TRADITIONAL

Traditional design has its roots in 18th century England and French countryside. The style is known for its warm, inviting interiors that scream comfort.

Traditional Bedroom Design | Laurel & Wolf

Bronze accents, a rich chandelier and luxe drapes gathered loosely are common in traditional interiors.

Traditional Bathroom Design | Laurel & Wolf

A wall sconce with an ivory shade and detailed millwork create a warm, inviting feeling in the bathroom.

Traditional Nursery Design | Laurel & Wolf

Traditional color schemes typically include neutral tones with warm, rich woods.

Traditional Office Design | Laurel & Wolf

This traditional office features a Persian rug, dark wood tones and coffered ceilings.

Traditional Living Room Design | Laurel & Wolf

Symmetry is important to traditional design. The furnishings are balanced to create a room that invites conversation. Accents include plump cushions, plentiful pillows and silk flowers in a gorgeous vase.

Traditional Kitchen Design | Laurel & Wolf

Traditional designs feature soft, curved edges and natural stone, such as granite countertops.

Traditional Foyer Design | Laurel & Wolf

Walnut railings are a common feature in a traditional space, and detailed millwork can be found on the staircase and the wood molding.

TRANSITIONAL

Transitional design combines the best of traditional and contemporary styles to create a timeless interior that everyone will love! Together, the perfect balance of masculine and feminine results in an elegant, classic design.

Transitional Bedroom Design | Laurel & Wolf

Transitional designs are known for their subtle, clean color palettes, which create a relaxing and uncomplicated room.

Transitional Bathroom Design | Laurel & Wolf

Accents of rich wood range in shades from white to chocolate are typically added to create a sense of warmth.

Transitional Nursery Design | Laurel & Wolf

With transitional design, soft-colored carpets (or warm wood floors) and a textured rug are generally used.

Transitional Office Design | Laurel & Wolf

Clean lines and rounded profiles keep the room feeling fresh and comfortable. The result is a room that is not too manly and not too frilly.

Transitional Living Room Design | Laurel & Wolf

A signature light fixture, minimal accents and solid-colored drapes exude a sense of simplicity and sophistication.

Transitional Kitchen Design | Laurel & Wolf

A neutral backdrop allows the exquisite traditional millwork to have a powerful impact in the space.

Transitional Foyer Design | Laurel & Wolf

Geometric tile patterns in natural tones on the floor provide a subtle contrast to the traditional settee.

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Amanda Welsh