Tips on achieving a transitional design

Transitional design remains one of the hottest trends in home design these days, as homebuyers toss the traditional rules out the window and put their own stamp on their home – from living rooms to bedrooms.

This style concept combines classic and contemporary, meshing traditional elements like wainscoting and antique furniture with modern, clean lines and elements of nature. This style has freed designers to bring together modern and traditional features in one space.

It may sound difficult to achieve, but transitional design marries curved furnishings with straight-lined and lacquered finishes. The spaces are clean, with added texture and a neutral color palette.

If you have traditional architectural features such as trims and moldings in the living and dining rooms, a modern dining table and clean-lined chairs and sofas will bring a transitional look. Keep fabrics warm, yet neutral in color.

If you’re interested in a transitional or contemporary design, check out these homes recommended by Allie Beth Allman & Associates.

Bluffview has several examples of transitional homes, including the clean-lined home situated on a large lot at 4722 Cherokee Trail. Offered by Alex Perry, this 6,200-square-foot design features floor-to-ceiling windows, a neutral palette and a primary suite in its own wing.

Meredith Taylor recently sold the modern home at 723 Kessler Woods Trail in the gated Kessler Woods community. Designed by architect Adriana Meyer, the three-bedroom residence features a cantilevered roof and a courtyard with a pool. The main living spaces provide a view of the pool.

Alex Perry is also representing the modern home at 4309 Taos Road. Bold wall colors and dramatic lighting fixtures set the tone in this residence, which includes walls of windows.

One-of-a-kind wine storage behind the wet bar creates a display that seems more a work of art than a practical amenity.

In Westlake, the six-bedroom home at 2017 Valencia Cove is a harmonious interplay of light and dark, warm woods and cool marbles, straight lines and curved edges. Big windows draw in natural light to showcase quality building materials. This brand-new transitional design is offered by Wynne Moore.

The luxury real estate boutique of Allie Beth Allman & Associates leads the Dallas-Fort Worth area in the sale of homes priced from $3 million to $6 million in neighborhoods including the Park Cities and Preston Hollow, per MLS statistics. Visit