Sunday, August 24, 2014

Tuscan Style Home Decor

Deruta Hand Painted Wall Clock
Celebrate the Beauty of Tuscany

Tuscan home decor designs take their cue from a palette of warm colors found in nature—vibrant yellow hues of sunflowers and lemons, verdant green shades found in vineyards and olive groves, and earthy brown tones of moss and mountainsides.

My husband and I were married in Italy and are honorary citizens of Siena. We spent our honeymoon at a rural farmhouse in nearby San Gimignano, and have since tried to emulate the Old World feel of Fattoria Voltrona in our own home.

In Tuscan home design, the kitchen is the heart of the home. Everyday items like bowls and bakeware are functional as well as beautiful, and are often on display in open cabinets or baker's racks.

In the Tuscan home, textured walls and stone tile floors provide a backdrop for the furniture and accessories that define a personal style. A Tuscan home experience can be as simple as displaying a beautiful sunflower kitchen towel on the wall, or using a wine bottle candelabra as a centerpiece on the dinner table. The open feel of Italian living is highly desirable in modern homes, and is relatively easy to achieve with just a few beautiful pieces in your home decor.

The items shown here represent things we use in our home, and many are functional as well as beautiful. We especially love useful items that are crafted from repurposed wine barrels, wine bottles, and corks.

Vineyard View Welcome
Printed One-Side House Flag

Siena Tuscany Italy
Siena Offers Italy's Best Medieval City Experience

Tuscany Colorful Grapevine Ceramic Dinner Plates
Hand-Painted Set Includes Four Unique Dinner Plates

San Gimignano Tuscany Italy
San Gimignano is Famous for its Fourteen Medieval Towers

Deruta Hand Painted Wall Clocks
Fully Handcrafted in Deruta, Italy

Italy Wine Straw Bottles
Italian Red Wine in Straw Bottles

Wine Bottle Candelabras
Three-Candle Wine Bottle Candelabra

Hanging Wine Bottle Pendant Lamp Chandelier
Handmade pendant lamp accommodates 9 empty bottles of wine, and is suspended by three 1-foot sections of decorative chain. Socket set includes a 15-foot cord which may be plugged into any standard outlet. There is no on/off switch and lamp is lit by one maximum 75W light bulb.

Italy Lemons Limoni
Lemons for Sale in Italy

Tuscan Ceramics
Italian Ceramics Handmade in Florence, Italy
These designs feature yellow lemons over a bright blue background. Hand painted products by Ceramiche d'Arte Parrini are lead-free and food safe. Each is a unique work of art, though durable enough for the dishwasher or microwave.

Wine and Cheese with a Tuscany View

Wine and Cheese Serving Pieces
Durable Hardwood Cutting Board with Cheese Tools
Cutting Board Opens to Reveal Stainless Steel Tools Nested Inside

Wine Themed Lazy Susans
Decorative Glass Turntable Serving Pieces
Rotating serving pieces are beautiful as well as functional--perfect for serving cheese and fruit, or small desserts. These artistic designs will bring a distinctive style to your kitchen or buffet table. Choose from several colorful wine bottle and wine glass designs.

Tuscany Wine Shoppe
Tuscany Marketplace

Wine Cork Cages
Rustic Decorative Wine Barrel Cork Cage
Metal Wine Cork Cage Showcases Your Favorite Corks

Historic Food Store in Siena, Italy
John Elk III Framed Photographic Print

Espresso Coffee
Bialetti Moka Stovetop Espresso Maker
For more than 80 years, the iconic Bialetti Moka has allowed millions of people to experience rich, authentic Italian espresso coffee. You'll want to display this aluminum pot, which features Bialetti’s distinctive eight-sided shape.

Tuscany Kitchen Decor
Tuscany Farmhouse Kitchen

Italy Kitchen Accessories
Taste of Italy Lint Free Flour Sack Towels
This set of three 100% cotton flour sack towels will come in handy for drying glassware. Each generously sized towel measures 26-inches square.

Ripe from the Vine Burner Covers
Beautify your range and kitchen with attractive burner covers that hide elements from sight when not in use. Set includes two large and two small covers with an Italy inspired wine and grapes theme designed by artist Theresa Kasun.

Wine and Vines Burner Covers
Keep your kitchen looking clean and organized with burner covers that rest lightly on the surface without scratching the range top. Set includes two large and two small electric burner covers in a beautiful print featuring an appetizing presentation of wine, grapes, and pears. Covers are easy to clean--simply hand wash and towel dry.

Siena, Italy Travel Poster
Quality Reproduction Art Print

Siena, Italy Travel Guide

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