Friday, 14 July 2017

A Transitional Home in California

Image via Thomas Towne Reavy

As a design blogger I am exposed to many styles and without a doubt I am drawn to interiors with a more transitional look. Today's house tour has some Spanish influence and organic touches, described by its interior designers as 'transitional' in style.

I often use the word "organic", but what does this mean? To me organic, is a mix of natural materials such as timber, natural foliage and the use of a variety of textures drawn from nature. This style works against a background of white which makes everything feel fresh and the nature aspects pop. It is an uncluttered way of living, relaxed and easy going and when you combine it with transitional pieces you can achieve a beautiful home.

Photos and interior design by Thomas Towne Reavy.

Above: Every organic interior needs a Fiddle leaf plant :) but they are quite a large indoor plant so you do need plenty of space

Above: Mix up materials, sisal, wood, horn and exposed brick work harmoniously in this living space. Layering rugs is a nice way to introduce pattern and texture

Above: A white kitchen is a must with this style of living. This kitchen leans towards modern but not minimalist

Above: A Turkish runner adds pattern and colour bringing warmth to the white kitchen. Often all that is needed to warm up a white kitchen is a textured or patterned rug

Above: Organic interiors need to have a mix of textures. Here patterned tiles, wood and sisal work together

Above: Transitional and organic interiors need a balance of painted and natural wood. Keeping the wooden doors natural adds warmth to a predominantly white, painted space. Soft greys look great with white and wood and help create a relaxed bedroom

Above: A home office nook keeps things simple. Different textures work harmoniously together

Above: This chunky table definitely adds an organic feel. White upholstered chairs give this space an air of formality, yet at the same time because of design of the table and surrounding materials it still looks relaxed

Above: The exterior of the home appears to have Spanish influence, typical of some older Californian homes. Drought resistant lavender and other plants requiring minimal watering in a hot, dry climate

Looking at the interior images of this home makes me feel like changing my style a little, the woes of a design blogger constantly seeing new ideas. In saying this, if you have a neutral palette in your home, it makes it easier to make little changes that will keep a home fresh and interesting.

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