Cambria Style

Transitional & Timeless

Enduring designs, simple lines, clean spaces, and functional decor make for a home to grow with.

  • Written by Amanda Lecky
  • June, 2016

SCOTT MCGILLIVRAY IS BEST KNOWN FOR HIS REAL-ESTATE INVESTMENT SAVVY,

showcased on his hit show, Income Property. So it’s not surprising that when it comes to his own home, he describes his style as “transitional”—the hybrid of traditional and contemporary that’s the most popular style in North America, according to The National Kitchen & Bath Association. He and his wife, Sabrina, like a classic look, but nothing ornate: Think clean lines and all the modern conveniences. Turning practical, he notes: “Going with a timeless style—in the kitchen and throughout the house—is smart on two levels: The design won’t look dated in a few years, and it’s more likely to appeal to buyers if you decide to sell.” Of course, Scott’s design decisions aren’t only about return on investment. He and his wife are all about family. In fact, when they were looking for a new house, the one they chose—currently under extensive renovation—won them over because it would work so well for their young daughters: it had room for play areas for the girls, a large private lot, plus it was close to their extended family. “We wanted a home with plenty of entertaining space where everyone could gather, and with lots of storage, so we can keep the toys out of the living room,” he says. Investing in real estate and his family: That’s Scott McGillivray’s style.

Take Scott’s free online course from Cambria and learn how to add beauty and value to your home

CONSIDER TRANSITIONAL DECOR A BRIDGE BETWEEN TRADITIONAL AND CONTEMPORARY: A CLEAN PALETTE THAT HELPS ALL YOUR FAVORITE THINGS LIVE COMFORTABLY TOGETHER.

ADD SUBTLE COLOR TO THE WALLS AND SURFACES WITH THESE COMPLEX NEUTRAL SHADES FROM BENJAMIN MOORE AND CAMBRIA’S BRITTANICCA™ DESIGN.

GET THE LOOK: Hudson Valley Alpine polished-nickel chandelier, $1,702, Bellacor. Dryden leather chair, $1,899, Crate & Barrel. Benjamin Moore paint (top to bottom): Weimaraner (AF-155); Iron Mountain (2134-30); Ashley Gray (HC-17). iMax Maridell nesting tables, $279, by iMax Worldwide Home. Sherman area rug, $829 for 9’10” x 12’10”, Home Decorators.
 

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