Contemporary/Transitional

In a Holmby Hills, (L.A.) mid-century house, the view from the living room to dining room shows the Paul Frankl dining chairs, side tables, and arm chairs, which, amazingly, were all original to the house! <br />
Custom ceiling to floor curtains, detailed with a bold black stripe on the bottom, are juxtaposed with the ethereal quality created by the cherry blossom branch hand painted mural behind the bed; simply  dressed in black and white.
An array of purple hues compliments the custom designed striking lucite desk, set against a breath-taking New York City view.
A children's room is made special with a whimsical selection of toys and objects on bookshelves above two plush beds covered in dynamically colored cushions.
The open, airy atmosphere in this room is complimented by the green and brown accents that lend it warmth and comfort.
A bright,  room for a young boy is accented with modern touches.  A George Nelson light fixture and Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair are combined with custom furniture.  The punch of horizontal stripes on the window treatments creates an exciting and lively space.
The modern, rectilinear accents of the room are juxtaposed with bamboo elements, marrying contemporary and tropical themes.
This media room is intended as a retreat, a place for family and friends to relax. The sofa at the front of the room separates into three pieces, allowing the children their own place to lounge, while the custom double wide chaise lounges behind create a place for couples to relax together.  The room is wrapped with upholstered walls to create both comfortable acoustics and a sense of warmth and coziness.
White sofas contrast with elegant black furniture, a scheme reflected in the striped monochromatic curtains.
This cool and sparse dining room is composed of some of the great names from the world of furniture from decades gone by. From the chairs by Paul McCobb, to the iconic Eero Saarinen dining table, a sense of history is achieved by one or two key pieces.
A bedroom warmed by cheerful yellow walls and blue-grey bedding is made even more lively by adding the mid-century era hide-covered chair along with the zebra skin rug.
Regency furniture is juxtaposed with a Damien Hirst spot painting creating a setting that embodies the mix of  contemporary and transitional.
The natural wicker furniture and log side table compliment the striking forest backdrop.
In order to accommodate the homeowner's wonderful collection of 18th century objects, and not detract from the stunning Central Park views, a very simple envelope was created for this living room through monochromatic walls and beams and sisal rugs.
Bold complimentary colors are set against pale hued walls, with  jewel-like glass and above the sofa, hangs a work by Ryan McGinness, calligraphy triptych painting.
Plush white sofas are complimented by artfully embroidered cushions, under an almost abstract painting of a lake in earthy tones.
The rustic wood trim, a  cowhide rug, mid-century furnishings, and a  framed French vintage film poster give this room a quirky twist.
A variety of horizontal and vertical lines compliment the foreground, while the vibrant painted orange walls in the room in background, add visual impact to the colorful living spaces.
The one-of-a-kind coffee table is has been created from an antique Chinese terracotta slab, with pressed geometric patterns from the walls of a tomb. It makes for an interesting pairing with the cardboard side table designed by Frank Gehry.
A chimney breast was built in this light and airy living room to give the space a focal point. Imported from London, the 19th-century mantle blends seamlessly with the art deco details original to the building.<br />
The dynamic orange and purple color scheme draws the eye down the room with the studded leather chair and lampshade providing a luxury finish.
This grand living space in an Upper West Side, Manhattan apartment,  is filled with books, paintings, lamps, mirrors and extremely comfortable upholstered pieces and yet, through careful editing, it never feels overcrowded. It instead expresses the personality of its occupants and has a visual energy that creates a sense of comfort.
The modern white sofas and airy space are juxtaposed with old wooden beams and antique leather bound books.
In this very chic sitting room, contemporary upholstery contrasts with exotic oriental screens and over- sized lamp shades, in vivid hues and made of paper,  to create a sense of occasion
This extremely sophisticated bedroom is achieved strictly through the strong adherence to a monochromatic palette: warm and yet unburdened.<br />
The room is the embodiment of chic French design from the 1940s: The solid cast bronze chandelier, the rug, table, and chairs upholstered in white fabric, all hail from an era with enduring style.
This dramatic floral centerpiece is supported by a table and set of elegantly modern chairs.
The beige leather seats are accessorized with striped cushions and throws, set around a curved wooden table.
In this den/guest bedroom closet space was cleverly incorporated into the library thus giving it a sense of symmetry and intelligent function.
Heavy wooden furniture is placed upon a dove grey carpet against a rectilinear window that spans the entire wall.
This opulent sitting room remains current through its contemporary fabrics, pared down window treatments and unexpected decision not to lay a rug.
The clean lines of this modernist glass house in Easthampton, NY, are grounded  by the unexpected reds in the rug, as well as on the upholstered furniture.<br />
Bold black & white furniture and abstract paintings are accompanied by an interesting choice of geometric green wall paper.
An elegant master bedroom features a William Van Vliet (1584-1642) painting,  Portrait of a Lady. The color palette of soft gray-blue creates a serene atmosphere.<br />
The elegant sofa leads the eye to the lush garden beyond the French doors.
The horizontal striped carpet and the bold wooden beams of this space add a linear quality to a loft-like space.
This comfortable and relaxing room for a teenaged girl features custom furniture and a Caroline Wright painting and vivid purple accents.
Bronze, steel and linen make this New York townhouse chic and elegant. Leather softens the steel bench top with inserts added by the designer.<br />
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Bold splashes of color in the artwork and accent pieces were chosen to contrast sharply with the serene palette of this living room.<br />
The owner of this full floor of a New York City townhouse insisted on a living room that would literally glow with warmth in the evenings. This was achieved through antique mirrors, lacquered screens and lots of pools of warm incandescent light.<br />
In a Easthampton, N.Y. residence the lavender tones and plush carpeting lend a soft and serene feeling to the room, while expansive windows to the outdoors, bring nature inside.
This was designed to serve as a guest bedroom and a library, with en suite bath, featuring a chaise, game table, and custom L-shaped sofa from JM Upholstery, topped with colorful pillows covered in fabrics from AM Collections, Holly Hunt and Bergamo, converts into a bed to accommodate overnight guests. The walls are constructed of sustainable bamboo veneer.
This large rustic dining table is paired with sophisticated Alvar Aalto chairs, all beneath a whimsical chandelier by the famed lighting designer Ingo Mauer.
While the architecture of this Greenwich, Conn. family room is very traditional, the contemporary furnishings bring it squarely into the twenty-first century.<br />
This light-filled Manhattan loft, in the Chelsea neighborhood, combines sleek modern furniture with the ultimate traditional accessory – an eighteenth century portrait as well as a grand piano.<br />
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Contemporary/Transitional interior design for your home

Contemporary/transitional style is an imaginative hybrid of elements that are skillfully combined so that rooms feel welcoming and fresh. The sleek lines of modern design are replaced by rounder, softer, yet clean shapes. Often the color palette is more neutral with added bursts of color through accessories or art. The designers seen in this category are innovators, they create spaces that appear effortlessly livable. When done well, as seen here, rooms possess sophistication, personality and tons of style.

 

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