Inspiring transitional style update to small home in Massachusetts

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This stunning transitional style small residence has been designed by Lovejoy Designs, located in Cambridge, a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. This 450 square foot condo is owned by the designer, who lives here with her husband and young son. The designer had a dysfunctional home that was not working well for her family, so she remodeled the dining and kitchen area to make is open and airy with a fresh chinoiserie style. She was inspired by some hand painted silk wallpaper panels that she had on hand and was incorporated into the design scheme. From there, the rest of the interior design palette through the small home was formed. Wanting a clean-lined and crisp white kitchen, all appliances were tucked away behind matching cabinetry. The dining/breakfast area is open to the kitchen, offering convenience and a beautiful design aesthetic. A new eight foot long kitchen island separates the kitchen from the dining spaces, which hosts a dishwasher, microwave drawer and storage space for kitchen and other household items.

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This lovely living room is a great example of symmetry bringing some grandeur to a small space. Floor sweeping window treatments and a matching pair of framed artworks dresses up the window. A couple of matching armchairs and decorative pillows creates a visually pleasing design aesthetic, while the area rug grounds the space.

If you dig the design aesthetic of transitional style interiors, we have showcased several here on 1 Kindesign, have a look: Cape Cod style home with eclectic details in Malibu and Classic and modern country house in Rye, New York.

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The kitchen backsplash is comprised of Anne Sacks antiqued mirror tiles, making a beautiful statement in this crisp white kitchen. The countertops are comprised of Rhino marble with a leathered finish.

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An interesting design element is the built-in bar featured in the image above, which matches the cabinetry in the kitchen. The center panels slide open to reveal a view through to the built-in cabinets in the living room. The original idea was to pass food through, but most of the time to homeowners just enjoy leaving the panels open to have the view between the spaces.

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Photos: Michael J. Lee Photography

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