transitional tones

transitional kitchen
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transitional kitchen
transitional kitchen island

Some hallmarks of transitional style include a warm or neutral color palette, use of texture, natural materials, symmetry and clean lines. “We wanted to bring warmth and coziness into the kitchen of this home that has a modern open floor plan,” says David Ballengee, interior decorator for Hakes Brothers, “so we opted for a transitional design.” Maple cabinets with a gray-brown stain topped with cashmere cream granite bring a richness while maintaining clean, crisp lines. The herringbone backsplash is on-trend while pulling in another warm tone and some much-needed texture. The pendant lights are reminiscent of the contemporary farmhouse look with bent wood framework around exposed Edison-style bulbs. A walk-in pantry hides behind a dark, space-saving barn door next to the refrigerator, and oil rubbed bronze cabinet pulls and faucet contrast the stainless-steel appliances. “This kitchen is really transitional-meets-Albuquerque style,” says Ballengee.
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