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Rustic Meets Modern: Transitional Design Style

May 26, 2017

Contemporary architectural styles are on the rise, but for those that don’t want to lose that traditional feel, consider a rustic design complemented by modern touches. In the design world, this style is called transitional. The experts at Fresh Home define transitional design as the blending of modern and traditional elements; the result is a cohesive design.

Transitional design can be applied in many different ways in most every room in the house as well as outdoors. Case and point below.

This kitchen embodies all the charm of a rustic space with its large, weathered beams grounded by wide wooden plank flooring. However, the sleek stainless steel appliances, industrial lighting, and brightly colored bar stools and give this room a more modern touch. The addition of the CableRail stair and loft railing opens up the space, making the interior more dramatic.

Here’s another great example of a transitional design that incorporates a more natural, rustic feel but is balanced with contemporary components. This home was featured on the FOX television show HOME FREE. Feeney’s CableRail was utilized as an alternative to traditional wood railing to create a sleek look complemented by the nature-inspired color palette. In addition, the patterned plywood accent wall with cylindrical concrete sconces adds depth to the space, resulting in a bucolic, simple design.

Rustic Meets Modern: Transitional Design Style

When it comes to exterior spaces, Feeney’s CableRail and DesignRail® systems are just one of the many ways to transform a rustic-style design into a more contemporary one. A cable rail infill paired with a wooden railing offers a warm yet sleek look. The railing allows the homeowners enjoy what is certainly a lush wooded view from their Adirondack chairs. The outdoor area also incorporates a beautiful natural stone accent wall giving it a cabin-like appearance, and the additional exterior walls have a dark tone to them providing a more modern feel. While each of the design elements has a distinct style, the “mix and match” approach and blends cohesively and beautifully with the environment.

Company: Feeney, Inc



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