Monday, January 28, 2013
January is the cold heart of winter. The temperatures outside are well below freezing in many parts of the USA and Canada, and shoveling snow has become a daily part of the exercise routine for lots of people. It's tempting to just stay inside but at least that gives you the chance to go through the house and take stock of items that you would rather sell than put into storage. We pretty much do the same thing and call it the Mid-Winter Clearance Sale. This January sale is a great chance to save 20% on any of our sale items and goes on from today until February 1st.
It includes gargoyle figurines like the classic Florentine Gargoyle Statue. This sculpture of a staunch Italian gargoyle is modeled after medieval gargoyle statues that perch on Tuscan churches. It comes in two sizes and both are fine examples of Gothic decor.
The clearance sale also counts for on sale Egyptian decorations like the stunning King Tut Sculptural Floor Lamp. This functional work of art adds lighting with an ancient, royal touch to any home and business.
Order any on sale item from now until February first and enjoy 20% off as part of our Mid-Winter Clearance Sale! This sale cannot be combined with other offers.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The winter is the perfect time to add beauty to the home with stunning decor. Why wait until spring or summer when your home could use a bit of extra color in the form of Egyptian decorations or art with beauty that vanquishes the winter blues? Many of our most exquisite home decor items are found in our Basil Street collection and when you order them by the end of today, you get 20% off the regular price!
Combine lighting with sculptural beauty by ordering items like the Desiree Art Deco Lighted Sculpture. The elegant curves of the figure in this lamp are highlighted by the soft glow of the frosted glass globe. Don't be surprised if you want to leave this light on at all times on account of its artistic beauty.
The Bershire Hall Urn will add a beautiful touch to hallways or a living room. A replica of French sculptural urns from the 18th century, the gorgeous blue ceramic of this item is simply breathtaking. Its regal appearance is highlighted by faux gold leaf and exquisite details such as a claw foot base and ornately carved side maidens. It will look even more stunning when placed on top of the Venetian Doges Solid Marble Column!
Order these beautiful items, stunning Egyptian art, and anything else in the Basil Street collection by the end of today (January 24th) and get 20% off the regular price!
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Fine decor can turn an average room into a chamber fit for royalty. It can help to inspire conversation in a home, office, or business and can be a reflection of the person who lives and works there. The right type of decor can also affect our moods and those of our guests and clients. For these reasons, it's worth it to pick out decor that is both unique and of a certain, high quality. These are the types of decorations found in our Basil Street collection and when you order anything from the gallery today or tomorrow, you can take 20% off the regular price!
Breathtaking new decor such as beautiful Count Nicolay Faberge-Style Enameled Eggs are included in this sale. These beautiful objets d'art are modeled after 17th century works of art created by Carl Faberge and add a stunning touch to any room with sparkling faux crystals on a bright, shining blue field.
You will also get 20% off beautiful furniture items like the Forbidden City Asian Console Table. This Asian-themed decor is inspired by antique Chinese console tables from the Ming dynasty era and is carved from solid hardwoods.
Find these beautiful items, Egyptian art, Medieval home decor, and hundreds of other high quality decor in our Basil Street collection.
Order anything from Basil Street today and tomorrow (January 24th) and get 20% off the regular price!
Monday, January 21, 2013
Today, we celebrate the legacy and sacrifice of Martin Luther King. If you have the day off, enjoy this special day. Whether you have to work or not, January 21st also happens to be the final day of our Egyptian sale. You can still get 20% off any of our Egyptian home decor, furniture, and other items but only until the end of today. Don't wait to place that order and save on stunning neoclassical furniture like the Cleopatra Chaise. You will feel like absolute royalty when reclining in this luxurious work of art.
Save on beautiful glass-topped console tables such as the Servant to the Pharaoh and the Egyptian Wings of Horus Altar. Both of these functional works of art are lavishly painted in the striking colors of the ancient Egyptian palette. They could be displayed as Egyptian art all on their own or be used to showcase sculptures of the Egyptian Gods, Anubis and Horus, or support an elegant Egyptian table lamp.
You could also buy and save on Egyptian themed lighting for the home and office and smaller Egyptian decor to decorate your desk with ancient, colorful elegance.
Order these and other beautiful Egyptian-themed items for yourself or as gifts for anyone who appreciates the classic beauty of the ancient world but don't wait until tomorrow because the sale ends today!
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the most stunning decor of them all? Decorate your home with richly colored, quality Egyptian art and that mirror will be saying, "You do!" every time you look into it. However, that fantasy only truly works if you happen to be gazing into an Egyptian-themed looking glass. The Temple of Luxor Grand Scale Wall Sculpture is one such mirror and this stunning piece of decor is truly fit for Pharaohs, Egyptian queens, and their royal guests. At four feet in diameter, this mirror has a commanding presence on any wall and is beautifully painted with hieroglyphs and scenes from ancient Egypt.
Another stunning looking glass is the Spirit of Tutankhamen Egyptian Oval Mirror. A true work of art, this elegant mirror is ringed with patterned faux gold. A sacred, winged scarab beetle sits at the base of the mirror while a depiction of the boy king is positioned at the top. Place this beautiful item in a hall or use it in the privacy of your sleeping chambers.
For a more decorative mirror, buy the Wadjet Egyptian Wall Mirror. This beautiful, functional decor is painted in shades of gold, blue, black, and red and has two cobra sconces that can be used as candle holders.
Buy these beautiful items, stunning Egyptian art, and elegant Egyptian tables from now until Monday, January 21st, and get 20% off the regular price!
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Many animals were held in high regard in ancient Egyptian culture. The ruins of countless temples and tombs are carved with everything from depictions of waterbirds to gazelles and jackals. The mummified remains of cats are commonly found in tombs, and several deities were represented by animals ranging from crafty jackals to Zen-like cats, and swift falcons. The rich wildlife of the Nile Delta was the inspiration for featuring animals in everything from Egyptian writing to various types art and that tendency lives on in modern Egyptian home decor.
Whether you like animals or not, you won't help but be impressed by the Pharaoh's Royal Egyptian Hound Statue. This stunning sculpture shows a royal Egyptian hunting dog alert and ready to take to the game-filled marshes of the Nile Delta. Painted in bright faux silver and gold and around three feet in length, this sculpture is a stunning addition to any room. Use one or even two to flank your front hallway and make guests feel like they are walking into the palace of the Pharaoh!
For people who adore everything feline, you can't wrong in giving them a statue of Bastet, the Egyptian Cat Goddess. This elegant statue is modeled after an actual ancient Egyptian cat sarcophagus and is painted in rich faux silver and gold.
Save 20% on these beautiful items, Egyptian tables, and Egyptian home decor until Monday, January 21st!
Friday, January 18, 2013
This weekend, we are paying homage to the beauty and elegance of Egyptian art by offering a 20% discount on all of our Egyptian items and decor! Save on new additions for your Egyptian-themed room or home by making your purchase from today until Monday, January 21st. Add some noble lighting to your place with Egyptian Royalty Illuminated Wall Sculptures. These beautiful faux ebony and gold Telamon Neoclassical sculptures are inspired by similar sculptures that were used as decorative torch holders in ancient Egyptian temples. If you need more lighting, you could also buy the stunning King Tut Sculptural Floor Lamp.
Perhaps your home or office could use Egyptian wall sculptures like one that shows Pharaoh Akhenaten Offering to Aten the Sun God. This piece is a detailed replica of a famous wall sculpture admired by millions of tourists in the Cairo Egyptian Museum. The scene and hieroglyphics that are shown on this wall sculpture are like a glimpse into a distant, regal past.
Buy and save on beautiful, thought-provoking decor for your Egyptian collection such as statues of Apis the Bull and Horus the Falcon. These and other small Egyptian home decor also make wonderful gifts for anyone interested in classic art and the ancient world.
Save 20% on these beautiful items, Egyptian tables, and anything else in our Egyptian collection from now until Monday, January 21st.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Different types of decor lend different feelings and character to a home. When a house is decorated with Egyptian art, it demonstrates classic, royal elegance. Use medieval home decor and the interior of your place begins to take on the appearance and storied sentiments of a noble's castle. Animal garden statues add a bit of natural beauty to a backyard while other types of decor can turn your home into a place of magic and enchantment. One such type of decor is the greenman.
In blending a human-like face with wood, stone, or other elements, Greenman decorations look nothing short of magical. It seems as if they might talk at any moment and challenge the observer to touch them to see if they will respond (or maybe even bite!).
Greet guests at the front door with the Sutherland House Door Knocker. Cast from foundry iron, this classic, authentic door knocker is a replica of an original, bearded greenman, nineteenth century English antique.
Inside the home, put your own magic mirror on display with the Forest Spirits Wall Mirror. This greenman decor will remind you of ancient, legendary forests where gnarled old oaks come to life and tall Sugar Maples whisper as you walk beneath their leafy boughs.
Find the best in greenman decorations and hundreds of enchanting items at Design Toscano today.
Monday, January 14, 2013
If you haven't taken advantage of our furniture sale yet, don't wait until tomorrow to order stunning replicas of antique furniture and other unique furniture items because the sale ends today! This is the last day to get 20% off of the regular price of any of our beautiful furniture so don't wait around to buy magnificent medieval home decor like the Effingham Gryphon Library Table. As with several of our tables, this heirloom furniture item is crafted from solid, gorgeous mahogany. This is a stunning sculptural piece that can be used as a writing table, hall table, or for other purposes, and will last for generations.
It's also the last day to get 20% off any of our beautiful chairs. When you put something into your house that is as stunning and comfortable as the San Lorenzo Renaissance Cross-Frame Chair, guests will spend just as much time admiring it as sitting in it (if they can pry you out of this beautiful, cozy seat).
Egyptian tables are also on sale and include such functional works of art as the Royal Egyptian Cheetahs Sculptural Glass-Topped Console and even a detailed, stunning replica of King Tutankhamen's Egyptian Throne Chair.
Order these beautiful items and any of our furniture by the end of today, January 14th, and get 20% off the regular price.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
The office doesn't have to be a sterile place with bare, bland decor. In fact, your personal work space shouldn't be like that at all or it might affect your productivity and attitude. Although an office shouldn't be filled with distractions, most people work better when they feel comfortable and happy with the decor. For those who appreciate the rich history of Medieval Europe and fine, antique furniture, that special decor will include items like the York Monastery Solid Hardwood Gothic Bench. Hand-carved from beautiful hardwoods, this Gothic bench will turn any office into a regal, inspirational place to work. It can be used as a bench as well as for storing files, books, and other items in the compartment beneath the seat.
No one should have to work in an impersonal, office and the Saint Thomas Aquinas Gothic Wooden Bookstand will ensure that your work space has character. This beautiful bookstand is a fine replica of a gorgeous Gothic bookstand from the eighteenth century and is hand-carved from beautiful hardwoods. Use it to show one of your favorite books and to hold any number of small office items.
Buy these beautiful furniture items for office and home by Monday, January 14th, and get 20% off the regular price. This sale is also applicable to Egyptian tables, Gothic tables, and all of our furniture!
Friday, January 11, 2013
Ancient Egypt was one of the first big civilizations that we know of and although the dynasties of the pharaohs disappeared more than 2,000 years ago, their legacy lives on. Thousands of tourists marvel over the Great Pyramids to this day and ancient Egyptian artwork in particular is so appreciated that millions of people decorate their homes and businesses with Egyptian inspired items. It only takes one look at stunning ebony and gold Egyptian decor to see why this style of art continues to be popular in modern times. The combination of jet black highlighted with bright gold gives an elegant, classic look to any home.
Egyptian sculptural tables pay tribute to the Egyptian artform with functional beauty. The Kneeling Nubian Servant Statue is a stunning serving table that will be the highlight of any bar. Put your drink on this table and feel like a Pharaoh!
Cat lovers and fans of Egyptian art will love the Royal Golden Bastet Egyptian Side Table. This work of art shows three sculptures of Bastet, the Cat Goddess perched on a decorated Egyptian pedestal. Each cat sculpture faces a different direction to spread joy throughout the home.
Get 20% off the regular price of these Egyptian decorations, Gothic tables, and all of the beautiful furniture items at Design Toscano until January 14th.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Today, January 10th, kicks off the start of a five day sale on furniture at Design Toscano! From today until January 14th, you get 20% off any of the furniture items on our site. This is a great opportunity to save on exquisite replicas of antiques such as the Antoinette Loveseat and the Carved Rocaille Chair. Hand-carved from gorgeous hardwoods and upholstered with jacquard tapestry, both of these pieces are an expression of elegant comfort.
Buy the unique Lady Alcott Victorian Balloon Chair to impress guests and relax with a favorite book and get 20% off the regular price if purchased between today and January 14th. Get a Dragon Sculptural Glass-Topped Table at the same time to increase your savings and add a bit of Gothic flair to your living room.
Speaking of Gothic, since all of our Gothic-style tables are on sale, this would also be the best time to buy stunning, heirloom furniture items like the fantastic Lord Raffles Lion Leg Coffee Table or the elegant Chateau Chambord table. Both of these medieval home decor items are hand carved from beautiful, long-lasting mahogany and are destined to be centerpiece items for any castle.
Order any of these, Egyptian tables, and hundreds of our other beautiful furniture items from now until January 14th and take 20% off the regular price!
Friday, December 28, 2012
Egyptian decorations provide a simple, stunning touch to any room in the house but they don't have to be confined to the home. Many Egyptian items also provide the office with a powerful, classic look without being overbearing.
Use the gorgeous Egyptian Eye of Horus Offering Vessel to scent the office with potpourri or simply as a beautiful decoration. This authentic replica of an ancient Egyptian work of art is painted with care, depicts the sacred Eye of Horus design, and is partly covered in gold leaf.
Compliment the offering vessel with the Eye of Horus vase. Use this hand-glazed and fired ceramic vase to add more color to the office and hold papyrus stems or Calla lilies.
Decorate the desk with the Wings of Isis Egyptian Revival Sculptural Clock. Like Egyptian revival pieces from the early twentieth century, this functional work of art is painted in lovely, muted colors and blends the mystery and beauty of the ancient world with more modern technology.
If your desk is large enough, you could also decorate it with a cat sarcophagus statue of Bastet the sun goddess. Our sleek resin statue is modeled after an actual ancient Egyptian cat sarcophagus and is painted in ebony and gold.
Order these beautiful items, other Egyptian home decor, and anything on our site between today and January 2nd and get 20% off the regular price.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Today marks the start of our End of the Year sale and that means 20% off everything on our site from December 27th until January 2nd! It's a chance to save on stunning Egyptian home decor, exquisite resin garden statues, and the beautiful objets d'art and decor in the Basil Street Gallery.
Buy beautiful decor like the eye-catching Egyptian Temple Sculptural Wall Pediment and the breathtaking King Tutankhamen Wall Sculpture. Both of these sculptures will make a statement on the walls of your home and office and are replicas of ancient Egyptian works of art. While visitors and clients will probably recognize the King Tutankhamen sculpture, you can tell them that the wall pediment is a "Ur-Uatchti", a winged sun disk meant to protect Egyptian temples against evil.
Save on unique garden statuary like our Snapping Swamp Gator, Bigfoot, and dramatic sculptures of angels. The Snapping Swamp Gator is an incredibly lifelike resin representation of an angry alligator. Put it next to the pool to fascinate and entertain your garden guests. Get one of our signature detailed Bigfoot sculptures and neighbors might report sightings of the Great American Ape from your backyard. Our angel collection is simply breathtaking and includes statues for every type of backyard.
Order these and other items from Design Toscano between today and January 2nd and get 20% off the regular price as part of our End of the Year sale!
Friday, December 21, 2012
It's the 21st of December and we are definitely hitting the home stretch to Christmas, 2012. Kids of all ages can hardly wait to open their gifts on that special day, we look forward to sharing it with family members, and quite a few of us still need to buy presents! With Christmas just a few days away, it's really now or never so pick out those last few items you need and buy them today.
If you are stuck in the frustrating quagmire of holiday indecision, that special gift item idea is probably found by thinking outside the box. You can start by browsing through our Basil Street Gallery. All of the decor, objets d'art, and other items in this online gallery are as high in quality as they are unique. You will find fantastic illuminated statues like the Art Deco Peacock Maidens Lamp, and the intriguing Sultans Elephant Sculptural Side Table. Both of these pieces are detailed functional works of art and representative of the quality shown by items showcased in Basil Street.
There are also beautiful sculptural clocks like the unique "Teardrop Melting Clock" and the ornate Versailles Maidens Clock , stunning Egyptian art and decor, and hundreds of other beautiful items.
Find the best last minute gifts and garden fairies at Design Toscano today! Next day shipping required to receive by Christmas.
Friday, December 14, 2012
So, if you read our blog a lot, then you know we specialize in Gothic decor and Egyptian decorations, but did you know that we also have English pubs?
Adding a beautiful British pub to the home becomes a reality with our Tewkesbury Inn Pub. Crafted from beautiful, honey-stained, distressed pine, this full scale bar will make you feel as if you are serving locally brewed stout in the English West Midlands.
We got the inspiration for this fantastic, functional decor during travels in the English countryside. After one long day of hiking along quaint country roads and admiring antique Victorian garden sculptures, a visit to a cozy pub was just what the doctor ordered. The experience and beauty of that pub made such an impression that we decided to make our own, smaller version.
The tall canopy has dozens of holders for stemmed glasses, and the mirror-backed bar adds to its authentic look. Once word gets out about your pub, don't be surprised if guests come knocking on your door in search of good conversation accompanied by a fresh ale!
Find your own gorgeous English pub, quality resin garden statues, and hundreds of other unique items at Design Toscano today.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Decorating for the holiday season is in full swing but you don't have to stick to traditional decor. Whether interested in giving your decorations some Egyptian flavor or decking the halls with Medieval home decor, we make those and other creative decorating themes possible with high quality, unique items and objets d'art.
This holiday season, get several sets of three Skelly Claus II Ornaments to hang up on the tree, on the front door, and over thresholds. Use this combination of modern Gothic decor and Christmas as a replacement for mistletoe and to show guests that you aren't going to be throwing any ordinary old holiday party!
Buy wall decor like the Celtic Warriors Sculptural Wall Shield. This beautiful, captivating item makes a statement any time of the year but looks simply wonderful when surrounded by garland and other winter holiday decor.
No Gothic theme would be complete without a gargoyle statue or a dragon sculpture. Why not get both for this holiday season? They also look great during every month but make for fun seasonal decor when topped with an elf hat, crown of mistletoe, or draped with lights. Most gargoyles will play the part but cute little Emmet the Gargoyle will be a hit at any party! As for dragons, try dressing up Desmond the Dragon Statue as one of Santa's tiny reindeer.
Find the best in Gothic and Medieval decor for the lowest prices at Design Toscano.
Monday, December 3, 2012
The Christmas tree has been a tradition for millions of American and Canadian families for well over a hundred years and for much longer in Germany. Originally decorated with apples, nuts, and other small edible items, ornaments on present-day trees can include everything from tinsel and blinking lights to exquisite works of art. At Design Toscano, we take the Christmas tree ornament a step further with truly unique, collectible items that will match rooms decorated with Egyptian Art, Medieval home decor, and more.
Add a Gothic touch to your tree with the Dragon with a Sweet Tooth holiday ornament and the Twist and Twirl Dragon Ornament. Both of these unique collectible ornaments do a wonderful job at blending the mystery of dragons with the spirit of the holiday season. Humdinger the Bell Ringer Gothic Dragon ornament is another fantastic holiday dragon ornament and Skelly Claus will be a hit with your holiday party guests!
To infuse the tree with the beauty of Egyptian decor, get the Icons of Ancient Egypt Holiday Ornament collection. These ornaments are hand painted in the rich colors of the ancient Egyptian tradition and will add to the unique beauty of your tree. Bastet the Egyptian Holiday Ornament also adds elegance to any tree and is a perfect little gift for cat lovers.
Order these unique ornaments and anything else on the Design Toscano site until tomorrow, December 4th and get 20% off!
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The bust is an interesting and intimate art form. Instead of showing the full figure of the subject, the entire focus is on the head and especially the face. Although shoulders are also frequently depicted, they are really there to help frame and support the focus of the sculpture. Marble busts were especially popular during the era of the Roman empire but the bust made its appearance much earlier on. One of the earlier known busts is that of the Egyptian queen Nefertiti. Pharaohs, other Egyptian nobility, and many of the Egyptian pantheon were likewise immortalized in bust form. Although that ancient culture died out centuries ago, fortunately, it continues to inspire modern artists to create stunning works of art to this day.
One such work of art is the Queen Cleopatra Neoclassical Sculptural Bust. Modeled after a museum replica, this beautiful bust probably provides an accurate depiction of the real Cleopatra. Polished with a smooth basalt finish, painted with antiqued faux gold, and adorned with a feathered headdress topped with a cobra, this detailed bust will be the centerpiece of any room.
Other Egyptian busts destined to be one of the highlights of any Egyptian decorations collection are the busts of King Ramses II and Queen Nefertiti.
Order these and other stunning Egyptian art items from now until tomorrow, November 15th and pay nothing for standard shipping!
Monday, November 5, 2012
Now that October is over and done with, it's time to start thinking about the winter holidays. Christmas is just 50 days away so it's definitely not too early to start the shopping and making preparations for holiday festivities. Do a little bit each day and take advantage of sales and you should find yourself sitting down with a mug of spiced eggnog instead of doing last minute errands on December 24th. For shoppers at Design Toscano, today happens to be one of those days that should be taken advantage of.
For just 12 hours, everything on our site gets a 20% discount. Why wait to buy stunning Egyptian tables and enchanting medieval home decor when you can get 20% off the regular price today? Get the beautiful Royal Egyptian Cheetahs Sculptural Glass-topped Console for friends or family interested in Egyptian art, animals, or unique sculpted furniture. Finished with faux gold leaf, the cheetahs in this sculptural table are a work of art all on their own.
Order today and save on classy, elegant furniture like the Neoclassical Egyptian Revival Chair or the beautiful Saint Thomas Aquinas Gothic Wooden Bookend. You could also get 20% off an actual, functional Celtic Rosewood Heather Harp.
Find the best in unique decor for any decorating theme as well as unique objets d'art, and animal statues at Design Toscano. Place your order today, November 5th, because this sale only last for 12 hours!