Home Design Mixes Old World With Contemporary

Designer Marie Flanigan gave this Houston estate a unique personality through a creative design plan. By mixing contemporary, rustic and Old World elements together and adding in colorful artwork and accessories, the home's personality shines bright throughout.

Photo By: Julie Soefer

Photo By: Julie Soefer

Photo By: Julie Soefer

Photo By: Julie Soefer

Photo By: Julie Soefer

Photo By: Julie Soefer

Photo By: Julie Soefer

Photo By: Julie Soefer

Photo By: Julie Soefer

Photo By: Julie Soefer

Photo By: Julie Soefer

Photo By: Julie Soefer

Photo By: Julie Soefer

Photo By: Julie Soefer

Photo By: Julie Soefer

Photo By: Julie Soefer

Transitional Dining Room Features Stone Wall and Wood Ceiling

A stone wall and rough-hewn ceiling beams add and Old World sensibility to this transitional dining room. The neutral palette is dressed up with colorful artwork and plush navy-blue dining chairs. Wine storage built in to the room makes choosing the right vintage for meals a snap.

Neutral Transitional Living Room With Arched Windows

Exposed wood ceiling beams add texture to this neutral transitional living room. An oversized sectional sofa and area rug define the sitting area where a flat-screen TV is mounted above a marble fireplace. Tall arched windows fill the room with natural light.

Neutral Transitional Living Room With Marble Fireplace

An oversized sectional sofa and stylish chair and ottoman offer comfortable seating in this transitional living room. The neutral space features a high ceiling with exposed ceiling beams and a linear fireplace in the marble accent wall.

White Transitional Living Room With Oversized Sectional Sofa

A gray oversized sectional and matching ottoman anchor the seating area in this spacious transitional living room. The white palette is complemented by a marble fireplace and earth-toned accents, with large arched windows filling the space with natural light.

White Transitional Living Room With Intimate Seating Area

A comfy sofa and pair of white armchairs create an intimate seating area with an inviting ambiance in this white transitional living room. Tall arched windows fill the space with light and make the small space feel bigger than it is.

White Transitional Reading Nook With Fireplace

A pair of white chairs stand next to a tall fireplace, creating an inviting ambiance in this reading nook. The white transitional space also features exposed ceiling beams and arched windows.

Sitting Area With Arched Doorway and Colorful Artwork

A multicolored painting seen through an arched doorway adds fun color to this white transitional sitting area. A dark couch and metal-frame armchair offer welcoming spots to relax or socialize with family and friends.

Transitional Powder Room With Marble Sink

This transitional-style powder room looks larger than it is thanks to a tall mirrored backsplash. The glossy marble floor is complemented by the striking marble sink, which has open space beneath, contributing to the space feeling roomier than it actually is.

Neutral Transitional Home Office With Architectural Details

Arched built-in bookcases complement the arched window in this home office, providing eye-catching architectural details. The neutral transitional room features a minimalist aesthetic for a clutter-free, productive workspace.

Neutral Transitional Kitchen With Waterfall Island

The large island in this transitional kitchen makes an attractive option for casual dining. Black barstools provide welcome contrast to the richly veined white marble that makes up the island's waterfall countertop and matching range backsplash.

Large Kitchen Island With Marble Waterfall Countertop

Four barstools line the generously sized island in this transitional eat-in kitchen. The island is topped with a waterfall-edge countertop in the same richly veined marble as the range's backsplash.

Neutral Contemporary Dining Room With Floor-to-Ceiling Windows

Floor-to-ceiling steel windows fill this contemporary dining room with natural light while emphasizing the spacious setup. The neutral palette is emphasized, with subtly colored artwork and tabletop centerpieces.

Neutral Transitional Master Bedroom With Vaulted Ceiling

A wood-slat vaulted ceiling adds a rustic touch to this neutral master bedroom. Contemporary touches like the sconces, armchair, fireplace and bench contribute to the room's laid-back, transitional style.

Spa-Like Master Bathroom With Marble Floor

A freestanding soaking tub offers a welcome spot for relaxing in this spa-like master bathroom. The transitional space features a marble floor and walk-in shower with glass doors, with high-end fixtures adding the finishing touch.

Luxurious Boutique-Style Walk-In Master Closet

Believe it or not, this is not an upscale boutique -- it's a master closet. This white contemporary walk-in closet features tons of space in which to prep for the day, with storage galore and store-worthy displays showcasing wardrobe staples like handbags.

Covered Patio With Vaulted Wood Ceiling and Fireplace

A vaulted wood ceiling and rough-hewn mantel add a distinctly rustic flair to this covered patio. The neutral patio has a unique style thanks to a mix of rustic and industrial components, including the metal-and-wood dining table.