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Homeowners are looking for the easiest and finest ways to bring the air of Tuscany into their abode– using the highest quality products, and saving money at the same time.
Luckily for us all, Tuscany has influenced it’s visitors all over the world. With that said, I have devised a simple to follow guide that can assist you with bringing Tuscany right into your home with a helpful design guide that works.
The Ultimate Tuscan Home Decorating Guide is a tool that compiles a no-nonsense, decorating ideas formula, for creating a fresh Tuscan feel to any room. And yes, I will even show you how to design a Tuscan Home Theatre!
My Tuscan Decorating eBook is a step-by-step guide incorporating only the top Tuscan Decor products. No more searching to find the perfect authentic Tuscan accessories.
Over the years, I have assisted so many people with their Tuscan decorating. Countless numbers of people have emailed me for advice. I have to admit, I’ve spent a heck of a lot of time trying to find the best colors, fabrics, flooring, counter tops, greenery, lighting… It truly was a lot of fun creating this book… I’ve seen it and done it all.
How can The Ultimate TUSCAN HOME Decorating Guide help with your decorating project?
Learn Tuscan Design color theory. Color is so important in Tuscan Design. Loads of tips providing the easiest ways to choose your Tuscan design color palette. With the examples I provide to make your options easier, you will be able to balance the proper shades and tones for each individual space. Tuscan color can be “off” if you don’t select the colors with Tuscany in mind. I will help you color select with ease.
Find out the most cost effective ways to design a Tuscan space. When I receive emails asking where to find particular products, I usually refer them to the places that I go for authentic Tuscan decor. I’m going to show how to find the top notch Tuscan Products, easily. From accessories, to kitchen sinks, to bathroom tile, to chandeliers.
Tons of Beautiful Tuscan Decor ideas and plans. With inspiration from the coastal villages of Tuscany, your home will be transformed into an inviting space. The idea is to have rich tapestry of Tuscany culture unfold right in your home.
The Tuscan Home Decorating Guide focuses in on each room.Here are some examples:
Tuscan Kitchen design: Color selection, flooring, lighting, cabinets, counter tops, window treatments, sinks, fixtures and faucets, hardware, accessories and art work.
Tuscan Bathroom design: Color selection, flooring, lighting, cabinetry, vanity, window treatments, accessories, sinks, fixtures and faucets, hardware, art work.
Tuscan Bedroom: Lighting, color selection, flooring, furniture, wall decor, window treatments, bedding/ fabrics.
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November 21, 2010 1 Comment
Paint is the least expensive way to change the look of a room, whether you want to modernize your living room or make your bedroom more serene. A fresh paint job enlivens a ho-hum interior, but picking the right color (or combination of colors) and figuring out where best to put it and how much to use can prove perplexing.
Dining Room Refresh
A palette of bold colors and do-it-yourself paint projects give this dining room a fresh look. We choose two shades of blue for the table and chairs and created a two-tone effect to add interest to the furniture. Separate the painted and non-painted portions of the chairs and table with painter’s tape. Semi-gloss paint works best on furniture because of it’s easy-to-clean finish, so apply several coats.
Color a Table
Unfinished wood is the perfect canvas for paint. Sand the surface lightly, remove the sanding dust with a tack cloth, and then spray the piece with one thin coat of primer and several thin coats of paint, allowing each coat to dry before adding the next. Protect the painted surface with two coats of polyurethane.
Craft a Place Setting
Chair backs coated with chalkboard paint provide erasable name “cards” for a dinner party. To take the theme even further, use the paint on a tray to create a menu board.
Update the Furniture
If the wood surface is already painted or varnished, remove dirt or wax buildup with a household cleaner and rinse. Sand rough areas and wipe away dust with a tack cloth. Apply two coats of stain-blocking primer and allow it to dry between coats. Roll or brush on two coats of latex paint in the direction of the wood grain. Use a brush to finish the surface with smooth strokes.
A New Life for Metal
Clean the surface with a stiff wire brush to remove flaking paint or rust. Wipe with a damp cloth and let it dry. Prime with metal primer and let dry, or use a paint specially formulated with rust inhibitors. Apply several thin coats of paint. If using spray paint, hold the can about 10 – 12 inches from the surface as you spray. Shake the can during the application to keep the color mixed. Spray lightly to avoid paint runs. [Read more →]
September 9, 2010 1 Comment
Black storage ottomans and side tables add a sleek silhouette to this red kitchen and living room. Don’t underestimate the power of graphic pillows to pump up a simple color scheme. Here, cherry blossom pillows keep a charcoal-gray sofa looking chic, not drab.
Electric Color Combo
Let your fun, funky spirit come out with an outrageous wall color. Just tame it with touches of black: a sleek picture frame and mismatched black chairs do the trick.
A room as cheery as this country dining room needs a place for the eye to rest — simple black dining chairs fit the bill without calling too much attention to themselves.
If you’re nervous about adding black to a room, start small by coating minor architectural details in black. The inside walls of a built-in and portions of the wall set apart by molding are ideal for these small touches.
Two Shades of Black
Mixing styles in black is a definite can-do. Here, a new-again damask print in black and white sits atop an antique black table. The shared colors pull them together for an elegant look.
September 4, 2010 No Comments
Create a warming orange living room
By painting both the skirting and the walls in Tuscan Terracotta we give the room an increased feeling of height. By doing this the wall looks like it travels all the way to the floor, rather than being chopped off by a pale skirting.
Create a welcoming family hall way
Because life is for living we have used Roasted Red on the walls in Dulux Endurance Matt finish which is ten times tougher than conventional paint. This makes it easy to remove stubborn stains, perfect in a busy hallway like this. We’ve teamed that with Antique Satin on the tongue and Grove and painted the Table with Crazy Cream.
Create a light & airy space
Keep your look simple, crisp and understated like we have here by combining Pacific Breeze on the walls with Absolute White on the window frame and setting the room off beautifully is this ultra-modern chair.
Create a feminine pink bedroom
We have chosen two toning pinks for this exuberant yet feminine bedroom. Sexy Pink on the right creates a feature wall and is complemented beautifully with Sweet Pink on the back wall and Strawberries ‘n’ Cream on the window frames
Create a blue dressing room
For a very contemporary twist on a blue room, combine a soft blue such as First Dawn, with the cool grey quality of Illusion and Blue Chalk. Greys and blues look fabulous and work brilliantly in south facing rooms.
September 4, 2010 2 Comments
Bathroom, antique cabinets.
French rococo furniture, old world style.
Dining room, antique dining furniture. China Qing Dynasty picture and very old chair.
August 26, 2010 No Comments
The interior design of beautiful apartment in Amsterdam by i29 Architects. This single-family apartment for four people is situated in a stately building in southern Amsterdam, NL. The original structure, with rooms for staff, a double hall and long hallways with lots of doors has been transformed into a spacious, transparent dwelling full of light and air.
A steel staircase links the living room to the owner’sv private space underneath the roof.
The kitchen in combination with cabinets from floor to ceiling has laser-cut front panels, all spray painted white.
the living room and the kitchen form one single continuity. [Read more →]
August 25, 2010 1 Comment