esigners use the word “transitional” to describe
that hard-to-define style mix somewhere
between contemporary and traditional. Whatever
the combo, it’s always highly personal. Here’s a way to think
about it: How do you dress and do your hair? Both of those
things reflect what you like (perhaps color and pattern) or
what you don’t like (perhaps texture and symmetry). But
lighting afects how you and others feel about how you look,
too—that’s the emotional pull of illumination.
That’s part of the philosophy behind transitional lighting
and decorating. It’s very much who you are and what you like
or don’t like. Whether or not anyone else would ever embrace
it—that purple lamp mixed with the Art Deco-style wallpaper
topped of with the traditional wood table—is less important.
If the visuals of transitional lighting give you pleasure and
complement the creative whole of your house, then that’s all
you need to know.
STUDY IN GRAY A sleek finish ofers a contemporary
edge, but the interesting shape gives these fixtures a
transitional footing. Allea, LBL Lighting