Transitional Style 101
TRANSITIONAL STYLE 101
Transitional lighting is the most versatile of all the style categories, and one of the most widespread. While this category is loosely defined, transitional styles tend to have traditional styling in the body, with minimal use of accents and an overall "balanced" look. In a sense, transitional lighting offers the best of both worlds – timeless, traditional form and conservative detailing that better reflects modern lifestyles.
Lighting fixtures that are designed in the transitional style are meant to help "fill the gap" between traditional and contemporary, and are extremely popular among homeowners who embrace a casual lifestyle. Perhaps you love the look of a Williamsburg chandelier, but a heavy European piece would not suit your more casual decór.
There are many interpretations of this style that would be considered "transitional," because they are fashioned of more modern materials, with understated detailing. These pieces are also more affordable.
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