So your home decor quiz said you have a penchant for transitional design…what does that even mean? More importantly, what kind of furniture should you be looking for? We’ll cut to the chase: Transitional style uses traditional elements as its foundation (think: cabriole legs, dark woods and warm jewel tones) while sprinkling contemporary accents throughout (i.e., luxe finishes, tuxedo palettes and clean, rounded shapes).
“Keep your big furniture and investment pieces traditional. That way, you won’t be sick of them in two years—and regret the money you spent on them. Then, for your accents, like throw blankets, pillows, side tables and lighting, skew more contemporary,” says Casey Hardin, Decorist designer and creator of The Karma Corner. So, in the spirit of show, don’t tell, find 10 of our favorite transitional furniture pieces for 2021.