An elegant transitional style is among the most subtle looks to achieve.

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An elegant transitional style is among the most subtle looks to achieve. In this kitchen, notice how traditional mullions have been embedded in the door frames. Simplified crown and door mouldings and recessed panel doors draw the eye to the refined details of the space while maintaining an overall look and feel that remains calm, simple and uncluttered. Antique mirrors punctuate the ornate mullion frames, paying homage to the traditional elements on the opposite corners of the dining room table. Further pairings point to a kitchen in transition. Bar stools and table chairs combine modern patterns and fabrics with a traditional dark wood stain. The deep square sink paired with a traditional faucet is another delicate mix of old and new. And all of the lighting, including a sophisticated “candle” chandelier presiding over the kitchen table is hung and plated in sleek silvery rectangles and cylinders. There are still subtle combinations that make this a transitional space. Modern roman window treatment squared off with traditional ribbon detail filters light into the kitchen through the dining area. Smooth, rounded crystal knobs, as opposed to “diamond cut” crystal knobs, are fitted to drawers and cupboards throughout the space; a gentle contrast to the traditional diamond tufted benchrest.

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