Mood Board Monday #61: Transitional Tranquility

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Designing bathrooms can be a daunting task, especially if you find yourself torn between two different styles. You love the durability and aesthetics of a porcelain sink, but you don’t want to give up your architectural sink with sleek lines and a Polished Chrome faucet. They can’t possibly go together… or can they?

The transitional style is a trend that popped up on the kitchen and bath scene in 2012. It combines the best of both worlds, giving you a blend of traditional and contemporary designs. The best part about this style is that there’s no right or wrong choice you can make. Everything is personal preference from the sink to the shower, the floor to the faucet.

The base image featured in this week’s mood board did a fantastic job of combining the top trends from each style to create a cohesive bathroom. The key to a transitional design is sticking with neutrals. In the featured bathroom, the designer chose a soft white and incorporated some warmer colors into the stone slab countertop and dark wood vanity.

By mixing and matching fixture styles, you are utilizing an extremely effective way to construct a transitional design. In this space, the porcelain sink provides a traditional feel and is paired with a Polished Chrome faucet for a pop of contemporary.

The essence of this room, as in all designs, is in the details. The Polished Chrome decorative knob complements the contemporary aspect of the bathroom while the natural light plays more to the traditional side. These elements are so successful in enhancing the design that they go unnoticed, but without them the room would feel unfinished.

The clean lines in this bathroom give it a sleek, sharp feel. The natural lighting is the perfect contrast to the sharp edges and accentuates the white palette to create an open and welcoming space. With the back and forth between sleek and soft, traditional and contemporary, this bathroom is the ideal example of a beautiful transitional bathroom.

To learn more about the ins and outs of transitional style, check out our article “Transitional Style – Do’s and Don’ts.”

Get the look with Whitehaus:

  • WHKN1059 Isabella square vitreous china wall mount basin with overflow, single faucet hole and rear center drain in White
  • WHSL3-9722 Vintage III single hole/single lever lavatory faucet with traditional spout and pop-up waste in Polished Chrome
  • WHOSA29-8 Showerhaus watering can showerhead with 141 spray holes – solid brass construction with adjustable ball joint in Polished Chrome
  • WH20 Unique Oblong Shaped Knob Cabinetry Hardware in Polished Chrome

The base image’s source was created by Toronto, ON, CA based design firm Catherine + Davis and found through here.


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