A major challenge for this design project was the couple's distinct design sensibilities — the husband is a fan of midcentury modern design, while the wife longed to add traditional touches of warmth and character to the space. Here, a vintage, midcentury Vistosi ceiling fixture and framed advertising poster speak to the husband's design style, while the blue velvet settee and roll-arm chaise add a traditional touch. Bold, bright fabrics on the upholstered pieces bring vigor to the neutral backdrop of the walls and rug.
A pair of nightstands are set side by side, repurposed as a living room console table in this apartment. The colorful accessories include a vintage Danish tea set, vintage cat figurines, reclaimed gilt angel's wings and a small framed piece from IKEA.
Large-scale artwork fills this small apartment living room with color. A pink Nina Ricci dress and sequin shoes were used as accessories to personalize and add a feminine touch to the transitional space.
A variety of throw pillows softens the modern lines of the sectional sofa and Barcelona chair in this casual family area. The empire-style pendants near the windows add a traditional touch and a fun counterpoint to the clean lines of the Artemis ceiling fan.
This central seating area is geared toward entertaining, incorporating an eclectic mix of furnishings and blending midcentury-inspired pieces with more traditional silhouettes. The primary colors in the large abstract painting inspired the room's red, blue and yellow color palette.
The goal for this long, rectangular space was to create multiple seating areas for various uses: an open entry area, a central formal seating area for entertaining and a more casual TV-watching area for the family near the rear. Bold artwork and furniture upholstered in vibrant primary colors invigorate the neutral space.
To blend modern and traditional elements in this seating area, Right Meets Left Design used a William Morris print from the 1800s on the accent pillow, which incorporates the same color palette as the modern abstract painting. The transitional style of the chair and floor lamp helps to bridge the gap.
This home's entry boasts an intriguing mix of furniture pieces and design styles. Here, a modern white chair is a nice foil to a traditional roll-front desk. A vintage lamp adds a bold punch of emerald green to the space.
The walls and ceiling of this small apartment bedroom were painted a deep peacock blue, which blurs the lines of the space to make it appear larger. The pocket doors separating the living room and bedroom were painted a high-gloss deep blue to add shine and architectural interest to the transitional space.
This open entry features a truly eclectic mix of furnishings — a large German armoire pairs with deep red Oriental rugs, a transitional mirror, a vintage marble fireplace surround and a roll-arm chaise in a textured yellow fabric. To complete the room, a modern white chair is paired with a classic roll-front desk for a striking juxtaposition of styles.