Home Tour | Manhattan Beach House / by RAC

Not quite traditional, not quite contemporary. This may be the simplest explantation of transitional design. Transitional design can take on a wide range of sub-styles as a result of unique combinations of inspirations and influences. It is a harmonious fusion of elements - a mix of traditional and contemporary furniture, materials, and fabrics. 

Our most recent project in Manhattan Beach is a harmonious fusion of these elements. It's fresh, tailored, and timeless. 

Authentic Moroccan pendants were designed as a strong design element for the high ceilings in this large living space. A stone fireplace and linen wallpaper add natural details. 

Natural elements such as stone, metal, and wood are good choices for transitional kitchen design.

A chevron wallpaper In a natural wood texture was chosen to cover the family room walls. This provides a subtle modern flair and interest in an otherwise traditional styled room. The wood beams were stained a rich and dark espresso which contrast nicely with the white-washed ceiling planks.

When designing a transitional style home, start with a neutral color palette such as taupe, tan, and vanilla. Combining those colors with a dark brown, gray, and black add depth to a room. 

In the dining room, a dramatic chandelier in a modern style was chosen for it’s eye-catching design.  It reflects off the inlaid stone table.  Again, the chevron pattern is carried through out the home, as seen here in the wall tiles surrounding the dining room.  

The master suite was designed for elegance & soft details.  The curved headboard, light fixture and fabric patterns add minimalist accents that are soft and bring a natural effect into the room. 

Modern and clean finishes such as the marble tile & polished nickel fixtures were chosen for a spa-like atmosphere.  

The reiteration of the chevron pattern ties the spaces together. Modern light fixtures add an eye catching design element in this young girls room. 

Map wallpaper was chosen for this world traveling family.  The stately chair with natural hide interior add texture & sophistication.  Again, note the reiteration of the chevron pattern on the tiled floor. 

A cement tile was chosen in place of a traditional area rug.  Custom built-ins provide amble storage for a collection of books and worldly artifacts. 

Transitional Design embraces the combination of modern and traditional. It fuses these styles seamlessly to provide a look to fit many discerning tastes.