Did you know that you might have a preference when it comes to the style of furniture you choose and not realize it? Often times, people choose furniture that they feel speaks to his or her style, personality, or taste. At Danziger Design, we will work with you to determine what style will not only fit your home, but also fit you and your family. Recognizing differences in style is a great place to start when determining what furniture you want in your home.
Two furniture styles that are popular in the Washington Metropolitan area are contemporary and transitional. What is the difference between these two styles? Let’s take a look!
Typically, contemporary designs feature minimal to no accessories compared to other designs that emphasize decoration and style. With contemporary furniture, patterns are subtle and smooth profiles are expected. “Simple and sleek” is a great way to describe this style. However, the designs may be simple, but the statement made with contemporary furniture is bold.
When it comes to color choices, choose tone-on-tone color palettes. Tan, beige, cream, black, and white are very common color choices when considering a contemporary style. You can add a pop of color with wall art, rugs, and other simple accessories.
Recently, Danziger Design repurposed a vintage rocker to complement a client’s contemporary style. In the photo you will notice the straight lines, neutral colors, and sleek design that fit the contemporary style description. With contemporary furniture, the goal is to incorporate neutral elements with straight lines and smooth features.
If you love the contemporary design and traditional design, consider combining the two. Traditional style emphasizes classic elements and craftsmanship through decor and furniture. Compared to contemporary, traditional is often considered warmer and less sleek. Marrying these styles will give you an interesting design: transitional.
Transitional style is a blend of the sleek, modern, contemporary design with the warm, well-crafted, timeless traditional design. By balancing the two styles, Danziger Design can create a beautiful, edgy if desired, transitional design in your home.
To achieve a transitional design, little to no bold colors will invoke a tranquil and clean atmosphere. The lack of color will allow you to include bolder patterns in fabric that ties in the traditional design with the contemporary design.
Using the straight lined Palecek chair in the bleached finish that was mentioned above, Danziger Design allowed the contemporary style to shine and surprise alongside other furniture. The traditional style was represented through the repurposed classic rocking chair. Combining the two styles made for a perfect, transitional style in this client’s home.
No matter what your preferences are when it comes to style, Danziger Design can help you achieve your dream design. Take a moment to view our portfolio to see some of our design work. Danziger Design serves Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia. If you are interested in our interior design services, please contact us, today!