A Tuscan interior is one of the most sought after styles because of its attractive Old World European charm that can be incorporated into the modern-day home open layouts.
It’s inspired by the Tuscany region of central Italy, which includes the historic cities of Florence, Siena, and Pisa and is considered the origin of the Italian Renaissance so reasonably, this style resembles it in its sophistication and distinction.
Its beauty stems from the combination of reclaimed stone elements (such as limestone tiles, fireplace mantels, entryways, sinks, counter-tops, kitchen hoods, fire pits, pool and wall fountains) worn wood like rustic beamed ceilings, wrought iron accessories like light fixtures, humble earth toned decorative accessories, tall windows with shutters and enclosed courtyards.
This blog portrays the elements defining the rustic warmth, simplicity, practicality and elegance of a Tuscan home.
Warm Earthy Colors of the Countryside
Incorporate warm earth toned decorative accessories, upholstery and rugs into your space opting for mustard yellows, deep rustic reds or Terra Cottas, and olive greens.
The Charm of Reclaimed Stone and Rustic Wood
Tuscan homes were originally built to last and so stone and wood accents prevail throughout the rooms. Terra cotta tiles and reclaimed limestone flooring, fireplaces, interior and exterior wall cladding, entryways and exposed wood ceiling beams are at the heart of this style.
Beauty in the Details
Although a Tuscan home is comfortable and practical, decoration is still a key factor in its character; the gentle curves of wrought iron or the painted designs of reclaimed French cement tiles add personality.
You can also transform your current space into a Tuscan styled one by reinventing the finishing of your walls to give then a gently aged patina such as those shown in the previous photos. You can also opt for textured wallpapers or decorative painting techniques that give off an old plaster wall effect using stucco and Venetian plaster treatments.
Elegant Bathrooms and Powder Rooms
The vintage-style reclaimed hand-carved limestone sinks and flooring extend the old-world charm to every room of your home.
Refined yet Practical Kitchens
The raw look of a reclaimed limestone kitchen hood, sink, counter-top and flooring shape the character of a Tuscan styled kitchen. Adding a colored rug accentuates the warmth of this space.
Tuscan styled homes are not limited to the interior of the home. A Tuscan style comfortably extends to courtyards, patios, backyards, porches by using the same approach that was used for the interior. You should incorporate Earth tones, rustic limestone flooring and pool coping, outdoor limestone fireplaces / fire pits, rustic columns, limestone fountains, well heads, terra cotta jars and wood beams (for a pergola).