From Traditional to a Transitional Haven, Renton WA

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Design Goal:

This traditional home has cream colored millwork and wainscoting, when entering it I found an awkward furniture layout and a cool and uninviting space, rather Early American in style. The bulky blue leather sofa and loveseat set did not compliment the room. The pleated draperies dulled the lighting in the room and were outdated.


The first action was to create a warm golden color palette. Paint and new furnishings in golden maize monochromatic tones made the space feel larger and inviting. A conversation piece, the glass gate coffee table does not fill up the room.  An improved seating arrangement with two club chairs allows for better conversation and the scale of the new furnishings improve traffic flow. Small accent tables hold lamps and accessories which add character to the room. The sunburst mirror is a focal point as well as the classic rows of architectural prints. The zebra chair and red bamboo child’s chair add a touch of whimsy.  A black area rug defines and anchors the space. The rich silk fabrics add accents of color in burgundy, gold and brown. The new window treatments were designed to highlight the architecture of the windows, with a high arch valance and soft swags. The dining room window has a reversed fabric pattern to add its own style. The bronze metal chandelier with curving stems and crystals add sparkle to the room.  The red dining room wall color adds depth and the oil paintings complement and add accent colors and interest to the spaces. Now this outdated living space is a Transitional style Haven.