Flexible Home Design Allows for Simple, Colorful Changes

Susan Brunstrum renovated this house's first floor with an eye on style -- and flexibility. Simple changes like swapping out an end table and pillow give the living room a fresh new look, while different lampshades on the chandelier create a dramatic new ambiance.

Photo By: Susan Brunstrum

Photo By: Susan Brunstrum

Photo By: Susan Brunstrum

Photo By: Susan Brunstrum

Photo By: Susan Brunstrum

Photo By: Susan Brunstrum

Photo By: Susan Brunstrum

Photo By: Susan Brunstrum

Transitional Living Room With Built-In Media Cabinet

In the living room, an off-white built-in media cabinet features Neoclassical detailing and open shelving.

Greek-Key Accent Chairs in Living Room

Fun elements give the transitional space a little more flavor than a traditional living room: Greek-key upholstery on the chairs, a glass-top coffee table and floor lamps. 

Transitional Brown Living Room

Susan Brunstrum opted for a subdued color palette with pops of green to brighten this transitional living room.

Orange Accents Brighten Brown Living Room

A little color adds a lot of personality to this transitional sitting room designed by Susan Brunstrum. Switching out the green accents for a rusty orange end table and matching throw pillow animates the tone-on-tone palette.

A Mix of Cabinetry in Transitional Kitchen

A mix of cabinetry keeps the look bright and balanced in this open kitchen. High-quality materials take center stage: wood, stainless steel and granite.

Small Range Hood in Elegant Kitchen

The small kitchen features a mini range hood above the gas stove. Beaded cabinets and crown molding add a traditional touch to the transitional design.

Beautiful Open Kitchen With Hardwoods

Rich hardwood floors add an elegant look to this gorgeous open kitchen. A palette of taupe and cream is punctuated by speckled countertops and a graphic valance above the sink. 

Transitional Dining Room With Exotic Animal-Print Chairs

Exotic chairs with animal-print cushions circle up around the table in the dining room. A metallic chandelier adds some shimmer to the brown-on-brown transitional design.