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Resplendent Tuscan Interiors and Architecture

Resplendent Tuscan Interiors and Architecture

Taking inspiration from old-world European architecture and design Tuscan-style decorating is resplendent in drama and elegance. Bring a touch of that old-world classic charm into your home through beautiful artisan crafted architectural arches and old castle doors, decor that looks refined, warm, and gently aged, filled with the energies of the ancient times. Telling stories of the old days, Haveli doors are carved with motifs that bring in the energies of the universe and bring happiness into your home.

From kitchens to dining rooms to living rooms, no space will be left untouched by the beauty and elegance of the dramatic Tuscan style. Doorways framed with old teak columns and corbels, kitchen islands made from old teak doors and rustic cabinets, aged patina wood finishes, and eclectic home accents are best suited to Tuscan decor. Old-world kitchens filled with the charm of a European village, rustic wood tables and counters, warm reds and barn doors used for the pantry, the style and warmth attracts happiness and abundance.

From newly built Mediterranean-style home to a stunning farmhouse that looks straight out of Tuscany, blending completely with modern and futuristic appliances the gamut of textures and design is so refreshing and filled with character.

Built to last centuries, patinated with age, and brimming with warm energies of the past — these are the distinctions of Tuscan decor. Recreate the glorious mood of sun-washed Tuscan houses, with blue patina antique doors, be savvy with architectural arches that accent walls or use to frame big porch windows, and playful colored furniture like tribal chests and trunks, cotton throws and sheer curtains complete the look. Introduce a centuries-old look, no matter how new the room, with unique antique artifacts. Classic ceiling beams salvaged from an old barn or built from old woods. Create the design effect of the thick walls that help define a Tuscan room with a paint finish that has the texture and color variations of old plaster. The floors with large travertine tiles scattered in a french laid manner or ceramic tiles with tumbled edges give the most authentic look. Wood flooring with medium-tone gives the appearance of weathered aged floors. Pashmina throws with tapestry-inspired motifs, such as jamavar conjure a historical aura. To complement the seating choose upholstered pieces with slipcovers that gives the worn look. Draw in a connection between your home and its surroundings, bringing in the green from the gardens and the water blues, with beautiful arches that define the Patio doors. Choose a palette of colors that echoes the Tuscan countryside, such as the beautiful golden hues of rippling corn fields, the soft earthy green of olive leaves, and the tawny copper and sienna of the setting sun.

Tuscan homes were built with high ceilings and large windows and doors which were necessary cooling elements in times when there was no electricity. Create the feeling of volume and amplify space by hanging sheer curtains from rods that touch ceilings. Attract the eye upward with magnificent iron chandeliers, oversized paintings on the mantel made from old corbels and architectural elements, and tall French lamps. A bed with a tall headboard or a canopy will give your bedroom the class of stately fashion. Tuscan homes are simple country places that have wood furnishings built for utility, rustic stone kitchen tables are used to roll out dough and antique door armoires store extra linens. Decorative items such as wooden trays and old copper pitchers that are used to store water. Choose accessories for your home that serve a purpose. Hang brass etched plates and platters that can be pulled into service on the table for a feast. Add color and vitality with potted plants in the living room, or a tray of oregano, basil herbs on the window that you can use in cooking as well.

With an earth tone palette, abundance of light, and panoramic views accented with old world arches, a Tuscan-style house balances timeless old world architecture and fresh interiors with astonishing results and calls to attention a deep connection to nature and the balance of living with the land.