Tuscan Style Decor

Tuscan Alabaster for Your Home

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It is always hard to find true Tuscan handcrafted pieces that can make a difference in your home. Many websites on the Internet list what can be roughly considered Mediterranean style with quite an international contamination. The result is not always what you are looking for. If you want to find a pleasant piece of furniture that will truly adorn your house, you have to look elsewhere. This is why I decided to give some resonance to one of the last alabaster artisan shops in Tuscany. Their daily work is actually very interesting, and the pieces of art that are produced here dwell in the ancient Tuscan artistic tradition and combine it with modern design and concepts. The name of the artisan shop is Alab’Arte, mixing the words alabaster and arte, Italian for...

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Tuscany Kitchen on A Budget

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Right off the bat I am telling you that this is not going to be “design on a dime”, as for your Tuscany kitchen you want to achieve the real look, and unfortunately hundred dollars or euros are not going to do the trick. You want your kitchen to be a nice place to be in, a warm nest to have your first coffee and a retreat to come back to at the end of the day. You can achieve this even without spending big bills on it. One important thing to remember is that nothing like self-made crafts keep costs down. Of course not everyone is a crafty person. Try to accomplish that Old World charm, especially with details. Using natural materials and colors is key. Read further for the essential tips to get your transform your kitchen into a Tuscany kitchen. Use...

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Tuscan Style Kitchen Walls

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So you want to decorate your home Tuscany-style, but are not ready for the big step as of yet. You may want to start from a room, and develop from there to match the look of all your other rooms. Usually the best place to start is the kitchen. Your cooking place, provided it is a large enough kitchen, like an eat-in one, is the best place to start because it usually is the room you spend most time of your day in, and it usually is fun time while cooking your favorite dishes, talking to your family members or sitting at the table enjoying your meal. The foremost, easiest, and most economic way to start changing the look of your kitchen is by painting your walls with a new color. This is the decorating element that creates the most dramatic effect. Since you want to...

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Mamma Rò: Tuscan Style in The World

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Mamma Rò today is a successful franchise that spread in many locations world wide, but like all good things it started out as a small family business in 1967. It has deep roots in time and in the Tuscan culture, as the founding Pierallini family is from the Tuscan city of Lucca, and the very first shop of the chain was set in Piazza Anfiteatro, the prestigious heart of the city in Garfagnana. Many other stores followed in Italy, Europe, America, and the Middle East. You can find Mamma Rò in the US in Boca Raton, Florida, in Atlanta, Georgia, and in Portland, Oregon. In the UK it is located in Glasgow, in Athens, Greece, and in Beirut, Lebanon. What is Mamma Rò about? In a nutshell, Tuscan style and home decor. But there is a much deeper...

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Huston we have a..Tuscan House!

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Who would have thought that right in Texas, specifically in Houston, there could be a house so beautifully Tuscan! It seems that the young owner has always wanted to build a home-style Italian residence, especially close to the style of rustic Tuscany villas, where, as a child, he spent a long time with his parents. Those who know a little bit of the rustic Tuscan style, can certainly say that through the front door it seems to peer inside some nice house on the hills of Siena or Florence. If you want to discover something about true Tuscan decor, this is the perfect example. The entrance features wooden furniture and finishes, terracotta floors and stone walls. It’s like entering an ancient country house near Siena, with original Italian oak doors...

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Tuscan Decor

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When it comes to decorating your house Tuscan-style you have to make a decision right away. Do you feel like having a result that is as close as possible to the real thing, or you just want to throw in some Tuscan accents to have a sort of Tuscan style contamination mixed in with other foreign or local decorating accents? A long question, but you should have the answer pretty clear in your mind, as this will change a lot the type and amount of effort put into redecorating the Tuscan way. While browsing the Internet you have surely found websites selling items that are supposedly designed to reproduce the style of Tuscany. However, these items lack all the charm and simplicity that are at the base of a Tuscan style rural home. In addition they are overpriced and...

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