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Casarredo: Your Guide To Transitional Style

The term “transitional design” is often used by interior designers to reflect a room’s meshing of modern and traditional elements — essentially, combining two styles in one space, resulting in perfection.


Why should we care about transitional style? Because it’s a hot trend. We are seeing a drastic increase in the number of clients who want to toss the rules out the window and merge traditional elements with modern, clean-lined design.

This is no easy feat to pull off — but the professionals from Casarredo are here to help!

At the heart of it, transitional design is a modern mix of classic and contemporary furniture design. You can think of it as simply a younger, more punchy version of traditional design. It’s especially popular among the millennial gen as they want to venture out into a world of sophistication…

Transitional design marries curved furnishings with straight-lined, mixed metallic and lacquered finishes, resulting in a room that is equally masculine and feminine in nature. It is not a scattered, eclectic mess; rather, adorned with sculptured accessories (Less is more), a clean room with added texture and intrigue.


Some designers feel this look is all about modern furniture design and ‘neutrals’ however we feel that you can achieve this style with colour, prints and graphics if placed properly.

Let’s look a bit deeper into how to effectively marry them.

How to Create a Cohesive Transitional Style:

Creating a cohesive transitional room can be challenging. But here are a few tips:

In the dining room: Use a modern dining table and traditional shaped chairs upholstered in a “timeless” fabric – we don’t want these dating… Alternatively, use traditional furnishings and offset them with modern lighting, such as steel pendants with exposed light bulbs, mixed material wallpaper. Even our latest obsession – Statement ceilings. Place beautiful wallpaper on the ceiling.


In the bedroom: Upholster a tufted, curved headboard (take on an Art Deco design), paired with modern marble cube side tables and crafted ceiling pendants. Play, play play with bed accessories to give you the uber luxe feel. Fur throws, trim adored scatters, deco-inspired art…

In the living room: If you have traditional architectural features such as checkerboard floors and gorgeous mouldings, keep furniture and fabrics unfussy and clean cut. A great way of changing it up a bit is to omit the old way of having 3pc suites. Place a mixture of tables and ottomans in the centre to create drama and intrigue.


As you can see, transitional design can bring together a juxtaposition of styles into a cohesive room design when done properly.

If in doubt, the Casarredo team can offer you all the assistance you need!


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About the author: Tracey-Lee is the Head of Projects & Design at Casarredo and has been in the industry for 15 years, working on everything from small to large projects, locally and abroad – all with a common denominator where she adds her eclectic style and love for customization tailored to each specific client.

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