Transitional Design – Bedrooms

Corsica Model at Ironwood Crossing 028If you love contemporary design but still want a bedroom that is as warm and inviting as a traditional one, consider a transitional look. This combines the clean lines and colors of modern taste along with some traditional elements to maintain a warmer feel throughout your home. Let’s take a look at this transitional bedroom, from the Fulton Homes Corsica model at Ironwood Crossing.

First, the cool colors in the bedding reflect a contemporary sensibility. Black, grey and purple combine to make a bed that challenges standard color choices. Notice the rich selection of textures to add interest, with the velvet square pillows, wool bed headboard and cotton twill bedspread.

The shape of the headboard emulates traditional wing chair corners, but squared off to modernize the look. This headboard with its padding also makes the bed into a comfy spot for reading.

Matching lamps and nightstands demonstrates a classic traditional look, but the sleek lamp design and pure cylindrical shades provide the modern perspective.  The art is minimal and contemporary in flavor, but still follows the traditional symmetrical approach experienced with the nightstands and lamps.

With minimal accessories and simple window treatments in a contemporary fabric, this bedroom combines the best of traditional and modern to create a transitional space that is clean and still inviting.

Does the transitional style appeal to you? Then you may want to visit our Corsica model to see more ideas for designing and decorating the home of your dreams.

Transitional Design – Kitchen

Corsica Model at Ironwood Crossing 012Transitional design combines the sleek feel of contemporary style with some more traditional elements to maintain warmth in the space. If you’re torn between a traditional look and one that reflects your modern taste, a transitional kitchen may be your perfect choice.

This kitchen, from Fulton Home’s Corsica model at Ironwood Crossing, offers the best of both worlds. Traditional dark cabinet tones in a sleeker look set the pace. The shaker style doors and clean nickel pulls contrast with the moderate but present crown molding. One glass-fronted cabinet corners the kitchen, giving the opportunity to break the cabinet sequence and add an additional design element.

The island is strictly contemporary, with a clean solid surface countertop also running down the sides, coordinating with the bar-height grey chairs in a modern shape and style. Notice the large rectangular tiles on the front of the island. These carry the modern feel to the next step.

Rectangular grey subway tiles – broken in this backsplash with an inviting grey and cream listelle that creates stripes – complement the island and help the kitchen feel integrated. Stainless appliances and brushed nickel finishes on the faucet and fixtures continue the transitional approach.

Finally, notice the pendant lights over the island. The modern nickel finish coordinates with the more traditional shade shape to complete the transitional look. And don’t be fooled by the hardwood on that floor – that’s tile shaped and toned to appear like hardwood flooring. You can have the warmth of a wood look along with the low maintenance of tile.

Are you drawn to a transitional kitchen? Then why not wander over to Ironwood Crossing to see this latest model from Fulton Homes? It’s filled with great design and decorating ideas!