Transitional Lighting

Transitional lighting, not quite traditional, not quite modern, gives us the best of both worlds! It creates a simple yet sophisticated appearance by selecting features from these two contrasting styles which is extremely versatile. The feel is comfortable and fresh due to the mixing of straight lines and sleekness from the contemporary style with the warmth and roundness of the traditional style.  For example, the fixture could feature a drum with clean edges and a simple base but have a warm finish and soft texture or it could have a modern base that evolves into an ornate shade.

Transitional lighting has a set of common characteristics. Fixtures have uncomplicated lines, few ornate details, and occasionally have fabric shades.  The finishes are monochromatic but differ between warm traditional tones or cool contemporary.

Painted wood transitional lighting hanging over a dining table in the center of a Dining Room in Great Falls, VA.  You can see the simplicity in the design: clean lines, slight curves, and a warm tone.

Installing a transitional lantern in an entrance hall.  Again, there is simplicity in the design with clean edges and a monochromatic finish.

A transitional oil rubbed bronze hanging light fixture in a family room in Reston, VA: a simple base and clean finish.

If you are torn by which type of lighting to choose, you can’t go wrong with transitional.  It will give the room a bright new ambiance that will complement the design that is already present.

A transitional oil rubbed bronze hanging light fixture in a family room in Reston, VA: a simple base and clean finish.

If you are torn by which type of lighting to choose, you can’t go wrong with transitional.  It will give the room a bright new ambiance that will complement the design that is already present.

Home Spa Retreat – Testimonial

My client has always dreamed of being able to come home and feel like she is stepping into a spa retreat.  She played volleyball in college and now plays in an adult league.  Therefore, it was very important that she has a place to rejuvenate after a long game or practice. It was my pleasure to deliver this spa retreat to her home.

“For years I have dreamt of bathrooms with a calming atmosphere to come home to each night. Kelley Astore Interiors partnered with me every step of the way to make my home oasis come to life. From the relaxing earth tones, heated floors & textured pebbles that rub the bottoms of my tired feet, I couldn’t have imagined being happier with Kelley & her experienced team.” 

Sarah H.

The first request was that she has a free-standing jetted tub so that she could relax and enjoy a pulsing massage after practice and games. Another wonderful feature of the fabulous tub is it has a heater to keep the water at just the perfect temperature for soothing achy muscles. The spa feel did not stop at just the tub. The shower stall has all the latest and greatest plumbing supplies from Grohe: a rainfall shower head, individual wall jets, and an additional pulsating shower head. We installed pebble flooring on the shower floor for an instant massage to those tired feet! Since my client and her husband are both over 6’ tall, we opted for the custom-made vanity to be installed higher than a normal countertop. And last but not least, of course there is floor heating under this lovely tile! 

Master Bathroom Renovation

This extremely large master bathroom in Sterling, VA was in need of a facelift.  It was a builder’s grade bathroom with old white octagon tile on the bathroom floor, 4 x 6 tile surrounding the old jacuzzi tub, an outdated cherry-stained vanity, and bulky chrome shower doors.

Here one day, gone the next!!! 

All of the tile on the bathroom floor was jack hammered out of an old bed of mortar. Old vanity, mirror, toilet, jacuzzi bathtub, and shower….gone. We completely gutted the entire bathroom, including replacing the plumbing, reworking the electrical, and applying new sub-flooring.  

Next, we focused on the new shower.  After framing it with durock, we installed white marble octagon-shaped tile on the shower floor and staggered 12 x 24 white marble tiles on the shower walls.  Additionally, we placed a 4 x12 marble border around the sides and top of the shower. All of the chrome plumbing supplies are Grohe and all of the marble is from Marble Systems. 

On those cool mornings, there is nothing nicer than stepping onto a heated bathroom floor. My crew installed the floor heating on top of a base layer of durock.  Then, we placed white marble 18 x 18 tile going diagonally across the bathroom floor for a unique feature.

Once the flooring was completed, it was time to bring in the tub… not a small feat!  My guys had to bring it in sideways through the doors in the house but thankfully it arrived in two pieces, the base, and the basin.  We situated it under the skylight in the bathroom and centered it in front of the window. 

Then, we brought in the vanity and positioned it on the wall opposite the shower and tub.  We chose a well-defined double vanity with a marble countertop that complemented the marble throughout the entire bathroom.

There were two finishing touches in this stunning master bathroom. First, my crew installed the full glass panel shower door and walls, giving the bathroom a sleek and open feel.  Second, we brought in a large beveled edge mirror and hung it over the vanity.  Lastly, we installed three chrome sconces on the actual mirror, providing plentiful lighting.

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