There’s an array of design styles from vintage to minimalist that you may want for your home’s interiors. At the Gil Walsh Interiors studio we’ve mastered them all, so we can design your unique vision.
Despite the existence of multiple types of design schools, almost all of them revolve around combining two basic elements: the traditional classic and the trendy modern.
We will share several recent room designs that combine these ingredients.
Your hallway is your home’s calling card and first impressions are vital. Presenting a flavor of the architecture and decor that awaits, and revealing the first, tantalizing glimpse of your personality, the entrance hall to your home is a wonderful opportunity to at once welcome and wow your guests.
The above transitional entry in this Jupiter home has twilight blue textured grass cloth
wallpaper by Phillip Jeffries. The light fixture is a medium bell jar lantern on a chain by
Visual Comforts. The fabulous multi-colored Khotan patterned area rug is 100% wool,
Sourced from Lee Jofa. And the traditional embroidered upholstered benches are from Zimmer & Rhodes/Samuel & Sons adding a classic vibe to this light and airy hallway.
Transitional design is one of Palm Beach County’s most favorite. Its popularity is due to a feeling “of the moment” and yet it’s timeless. We should note that modern and contemporary are two styles with visible differences, often merged with traditional design to create a transitional look. Modern design, has sharp, clean lines and is often minimal, whereas the contemporary style often has curved lines and is more fluid. As noted, the charm of both styles multiply when touches of carefully curated, classic decorative elements are added. Moreover, when the design is creatively envisioned and flawlessly executed with fine attention to detail – the net effect is impressive.
A transitional style dining room is both updated and approachable but still looks slightly formal. The dining room below creates a clean, welcoming environment to gather with family and friends, while still having a lot of personality.
In the above transitional dining room there is an elegant wood table by Baker Furniture, surrounded by contemporary Adriana Hoyos chairs, and lit by a large ‘statement’ chandelier, from Wired Custom Lighting. The substantial original artwork adds a punch of color. How all the elements are integrated makes all the difference.
All of our projects dramatize the relationship between styles and color and for 2021, when we think of a stylish living room, most clients will think of neutrals and white. And it’s true that white and most neutrals are timelessly fashionable. In fact, the 2021 colors chosen by Pantone for an overall design will be ‘ultimate’ gray, warm creams and shades of light beige with aegean teal and golden yellows as accent colors. Many of the new color shades created by Pantone were hues of pastel colors. We adopted the new pastel color trend when designing this living room. Pastels have a calming, relaxed effect on people. Another important aspect of interior design is how you light any residential space.
The above chic living room in Palm Beach County has textured neutral colored carpets but we often find hardwood floors covered with a patterned or two – toned area rug or even a Persian rug in this area. Once the furniture for this room was chosen and placed, we decided on table lamps and of course the floor to ceiling glass doors stream an abundance of natural light. The coffered white ceilings were added for a classic touch.
We refer to the kitchen as the “heart of the home.” Kitchens are always about both form and function and should be designed to suit multiple functions. This recent transitional kitchen design blends traditional millwork and hardware with an overall contemporary light ivory color palette. We often suggest a pop of color—whether it’s on the furniture, in a bowl of fresh fruit, or in a vase of flowers, it ensures that the kitchen still feels warm and welcoming. It’s the natural light streaming in from the windows that gives every room added warmth. The traditional light fixture over the island also adds a classic feel. And in 2021, you mustn’t forget technology, no matter what style your kitchen is, you can cook like a chef with smart gadgets that add high tech convenience to your culinary repertoire.
The transitional bathroom is the most popular design style according to NK+BA. A great example of a transitional bathroom would be a space where the homeowner features stoically traditional fixtures like a porcelain claw-foot tub and pedestal sink with contemporary or modern furniture in the form of angular, unadorned cabinets or other storage elements. The key difference between transitional and contemporary is that transitional design incorporates traditional elements as well modern. The most important element of any bathroom is tranquility, therefore we try to use neutral colors, soft textures, a soaking tub and natural light whenever possible. Just because your bathroom is transitional doesn’t mean it shouldn’t radiate panache and glamour.
The above bathroom has a modern flair with an antique mirror, which adds a touch of classicism.
A few closing ideas to remember… the blending of classical and contemporary styles is described as “transitional design.” You can diversify any room by adding classic elements as well as modern details. The above timeless designs are all perfect for living in South Florida. For additional design tips please contact Gil Walsh Interiors, that’s where style lives.
GIL WALSH INTERIORS
5505 S Dixie Hwy, Suite #2
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
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