10 Transitional Spaces

Blue entry door Highland Custom Homes Highland Custom Homes

 Hi all! Did your weekend fly by as quickly as mine did? We’ve been working non stop over here on our kitchen makeover. I’ve got a good amount of cabinet doors painted. For the first time ever, I was thankful for having a small kitchen because painting cabinets is very time-consuming!

That being said, I do enjoy the process. I’m happiest when I’m DIY’ing or decorating something. Even when things don’t go according to plan or take much longer than I’d like. I am currently reading a book called Enjoying Where You Are on the Way to Where You’re Going.  I think the title pretty much sums up what it’s about. It’s a great read, I would highly recommend it.

Applying that concept to interior design brings me to transitional spaces in our homes such as hallways, foyers, and stairwells. While these spaces are primarily functional, they can be beautiful too.

This first stairwell has been on my Pinterest board for years. It’s so perfect. So beautifully done, yet it still has a relaxed, casual feel. Love the ledge for the frames also,

plankboard farmhouse staircasevia Pinterest


Imagine walking in this home and immediately being greeted by these amazing sliding barn doors.

Transitional Spaces-entry with sliding barn doorsvia you are my fave


This hallway doubles as a library. Function and beauty!

cwb architechts hallway libraryCWB Architects


This transitional space is reminiscent of an art galley. This would be a cute idea for adding your kids artwork into the mix.

Hall Gallery Wall CWB ArchitectsCWB Architects


Best. Mudroom. Ever.

Transitional Spaces Mud Room Georgian DesignGeorgian Design


Longer hallways always look amazing with repeated pendant lights. However,  that ceiling steals the show here.

Rustic Hallway with sliding barn doors Decor de Provence


What do you think of these rustic stairs? So cool, right? I added this one for my daughter. When she saw this blogger’s house, she fell in love with it.

Staircase from Funky Junk InteriorsFunky Junk Interiors


Ok, this simple planked stairwell is really my favorite. I tried to get my husband to do this to our stairwell years ago. It didn’t end well.

planked stairwellHouse of Smith’s


Lastly, this landing with its built-in book shelves is another awesome example of form, function and beauty combined in a transitional space!

House of Turquoise hallway with bookcaseHouse of Turquios

So when you’re in these “in between” spaces, whether your painting cabinets, driving to work, or even studying for exams (I threw that one in for my daughter too!) try to think of a way to make it enjoyable. Because life is all about the journey, isn’t it?


10 Transitional Spaces

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  1. Beautiful inspiration! I love transitional homes like mine that just feel like a modern classic. It’s like the best of both worlds!

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