Traditional or Transitional - Let's do both!

People are always asking me - "What style is this chandelier?  Traditional or Transitional?"

It seems to be a great concern for many people - but the reality is that today's design can handle both elements at the same time!  :)

Lighter wood cabinetry with cleaner lines can be mixed with darker distressed floors, and transitional lighting fixtures and finishes can be blended together in a home filled with traditional furnishings, creating a very current design.

Design Credit: Duttro Designs for Providential Custom Homes

Don't be afraid to love more than one idea at a time!!  I truly believe that today's homes are filled with many different designs - and labels are unnecessary.  Do you like it?  Is it special to you?  Would you enjoy waking up each morning and seeing it in your home?  If the answer is yes, then there is a way to work it into your design.

Design Credit: Duttro Designs

We love a moment of surprise in the room - bringing in a bit of fun and whimsy can do wonders over the dining table you have had for the past 8 years.

Think out of the box - look at different finishes, there are so many to choose from!  The beauty of today's design world is that it doesn't all have to "match".

That's why faux finishes are so wonderful.  They play with different color tones and textures, and allow for a mix in the room.

On the flip side of that coin.......  If you prefer contemporary furnishings - don't be afraid to step out of your box and add a little "bling" to the space.

Yes, that's right - Think about adding crystal to the mix!!  Sure - there are tons of contemporary fixtures with very clean lines and stern structures, but that's almost too easy!  When we say "step out of the box" we mean REALLY step out!!

Design Credit: JPJ Designs

Remember, ultimately - it is your home and variety is the spice of life!

Thanks so much to Providential Custom Homes, Deb Dutton of Duttro Designs and JPJ Designs for allowing us to showcase their spaces!!  We look forward to the next opportunity to bring their decor to light.

The decorative lighting fixtures featured were supplied by Capital Lighting Fixture Company and Golden Lighting, the ceiling fan featured was supplied by Quorum International and they can all be found at

As always, thanks so much for the "read" - have a Blessed day and we will Light It Up again next time!!