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!
Monday, October 29, 2012
It's always nice to find low prices on quality resin garden statues, but it's even better to get those sculptures and other quality decor delivered to the front door free of charge. For just today and tomorrow, anything ordered from the Design Toscano site gets shipped free of charge! To get that free shipping, it doesn't matter if you order a life size Bigfoot Statue or a the smallest of garden fairies. You don't have to order items for the backyard either. Buy heirloom quality furniture for the interior of home or the office and it also gets delivered free of charge.
This includes furniture like the amazing Warwickshire Dragon Glass-topped Coffee table. The masterpiece of a dragon sculpture that makes up the base of this table is so detailed that you may be tempted to remove the glass top to just put the dragon on display! Use it to serve coffee to all of your guests in Gothic-themed splendor.
Egyptian decorations are also shipped free of charge when ordered today or tomorrow. Get a Queen Nefertiti Sculptural Floor Lamp or the stunning Egyptian revival Isis Table Lamp to give your place some serious Egyptian flair.
Order these and other unique decor and objets d'art from Design Toscano today or tomorrow and pay nothing for shipping!
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The wall decor sale at Design Toscano ends tonight at midnight but until then, order any wall decor on our site and you get 20% off the regular price. That includes exciting, exquisite wall decorations found in our Basil Street collection.
The Ancient Tree of Life wall sculpture is one such item. This beautiful bas-relief sculpture captures the essence of the "tree of life" philosophy with long roots that make a strong connection to the Earth and ensure continued growth while the healthy branches of this old growth tree reach to the sky in all directions.
Aficionados of stunning Egyptian art will be happy to know that the discount applies to pieces like the Royal Cartouche Sculptural Frieze. Painted with glittering faux gold, this beautiful work of art is an accurate depiction of a scene from the Boy King's royal throne room.
Wall pediments will also be discounted at 25%, including classic pieces such as the four foot long San Galgano wall pediment. This impressive wall decoration will look great on a garden wall, above a fireplace, or above an archway.
Homes that display Asian-themed art can't go wrong with the impressive Serene Buddha Grande Wall Frieze.
Enjoy 20% off these and all of our wall decor until the end of today, October 24th!
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Greenman wall sculptures have been used for centuries in gardens throughout Europe. Possibly influenced by old beliefs and legends of spirits that reside in old trees, craggy hills, and misty moors, the greenman sculpture attempts to personify the mystical side of nature. Both haunting and enchanting, they make for unique wall decor that will add a magical touch to any backyard. Order these classic sculptural pieces that give a face to nature today and tomorrow and get 20% off the regular price as part of our wall decor sale!
Give your favorite backyard tree a face with the gnarly Nottingham Woods Tree Sculpture. The piercing eyes and wooden-like face of this greenman are about as realistic as one can get aside from actually experiencing a true tree spirit.
For a more festive greenman sculpture that works well both in the backyard patio and the inside of the home, buy the Presence of Carnevale Wall Sculpture. The beautiful feathered details of this sculpture will captivate both you and your guests.
The Oak King Greenman Sculpture makes for regal, naturally inspired wall decor with an appearance as ancient as an old, wizened oak tree.
The 20% discount applies to all of our wall decor, including beautiful Egyptian art, animal garden sculptures for the wall, and a stone garden angel or two. Get 20% off all wall decor from Design Toscano today and tomorrow only.
Monday, October 15, 2012
There's no place like home. Whether living in a small studio apartment, a four bedroom house, or walking the halls of a veritable mansion, the home is the place we fill with our happiness, difficult times, friends, and memories. No matter how big or small, it acts as our own, personal palace so it only makes sense to adorn the walls with royal decor.
While one person's decorations of distinction might never make it past someone else's front door, there's no denying the royal character of Egyptian decorations. The pharaohs and nobility of ancient Egypt filled their homes with works of art that glittered with gold leaf and shone with the striking colors of lapis lazuli and carnelian. Although the noble families of ancient Egypt died out over 2,000 years ago, the stunning artwork from their era lives on in the form of stunning Egyptian tables and wall decor such as the Tutankhamen Cartouche Sculptural Wall Frieze. Fit for a king, this historic replica of a cartouche of King Tut will be one of the most exciting, textured works of art to grace the walls of your home.
Match it with another, even more decorative Royal Cartouche Sculptural Frieze that shows a scene from King Tut's royal throne room.
Find these beautiful decorations and hundreds of other items fit for royalty at the Design Toscano site.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Certain animals seem to be right at home in different decorating themes. Gardens with an Asian theme look twice as good with Panda statues and sculptures of cranes. Animal garden statues of Cheetahs and other African wildlife fit right in with beautiful Egyptian decorations while a Winged Pegasus or Unicorn find their niche in homes and gardens with more mystical, magical themes.
The Gothic-themed abode also has its signature animal and although it would be tempting to give that title to the gargoyle, those creeping, wall climbing creatures are more of a monster than an animal. Although one could just as easily describe dragons as monsters, they still fit more comfortably into the animal category.
Dragons are the magical, fire-breathing animals that have fascinated people throughout the world for thousands of years. If they ever had a home in a decorating theme, Gothic fits the bill perfectly. In fact, a Gothic-decorated place without a dragon or two just doesn't look complete.
A dragon like the Falkenberg Castle Moat Lawn Statue will look perfect as it "swims" through your garden and provides that classic draco look with a horned head, toothy maw, and scaled hide. Inside the home, decor like the Wolfram Dragons Sculptural Wall Shelf will round out your display of Gothic decorations.
Find the best in quality dragon decor at Design Toscano!
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Chairs can be simple, wooden, seats sans frills or they can be regal, sculpted thrones. Both types of chairs were used during Medieval times but only the royalty could afford thrones and chairs that doubled as sculpted works of art. In modern times, the average person can afford to sit in royal splendor at gorgeous Gothic tables. No need to rest in simple uncomfortable chairs when you can lounge in luxury in the beautiful San Lorenzo Renaissance Cross-Frame Chair. Modeled after chairs that were reserved for nobility and other members of the ruling class in medieval Italy, this striking piece of furniture is made of polished hardwood and shows sculpted lion's heads on its arms. Use it as a throne when watching your favorite shows, playing cards, or entertaining guests.
You can treat your guests like royalty with this authentic replica of the Lord Cumberland Throne. This solid, wide cushioned seat is regally carved in the Georgian style and has a comfortable, hand-tacked leather cushion. Since Lord Cumberland needed a chair that was equally fit for both visiting kings and queens, he had one spindle carved in the likeness of a king's head and the other depicting a queen.
Buy these high-quality replicas of antique furniture and Egyptian tables between today and Thursday, October 4th, and get 20% off the regular price!
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Those who are lucky enough to be reading this post today can save 20% off of everything on our site during our Lunch Rush Sale! Today, for just a few hours, you get the chance to save on resin garden statues, unique objets d'art, and fantastic decor for the spookiest time of the year.
Take advantage of the Lunch Rush and order signature decor like the Harvest of Evil Garden Scarecrow Statue. No ordinary scarecrow, this cornrow-stalking zombie will help your home become the Halloween hit on the block! Expect this creepiest of decor to scare away both people and birds!
To show guests where at least one of the birds went, display the Raven's Perch Wall Sculpture in the house. This high quality Gothic statue is sculpted with such accurate detail that guests will half expect it to say, "Nevermore, nevermore."
To keep your creepy Scarecrow company, buy the French Pleurant statue for the garden. An excellent, artistic piece for any time of the year, this replica of a 15th century French Weeper statue becomes one of the more frightening garden sculptures on Halloween.
Get 20% off these quality sculptures, and everything from Egyptian decorations to animal garden sculptures today only during the Lunch Rush Sale!
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The ancient Egyptian sculptors and painters who created beautiful works of art would never have guessed that their style would still be popular three thousand years in the future. When they sculpted huge, imposing statues of Anubis, the gatekeeper of the underworld, how could they have imagined that similar sculptures would act as centerpiece items in twenty-first century homes?
Every home or business that showcases an Egyptian decorating theme needs a centerpiece that stands out from other Egyptian decor. The grand scale statue of Anubis easily accomplishes this with stunning, authentic detail and by standing more than eight feel tall (!). Carefully painted in faux ebony, gold, and silver, Anubis commands attention with his muscular frame and imposing height. With scepter in one hand and Ankh in the other, he looks ready to judge any and all who dare enter your home.
If our grand scale statue of Anubis looks a little too intimidating for your tastes, an authentic replica of King Tutankhamen's Egyptian Throne Chair commands just as much attention. Modeled after the boy king's actual 3,500 year old throne, careful attention was paid to detail to craft a replica that matches the original throne's size, sculpted appearance, and colors.
Both of these high quality items look fantastic in a hotel or African-themed business. Find these, the best in Egyptian art, and high quality resin garden statues at Design Toscano today.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
All good things must eventually come to an end and today, September 13th, is the final day of the Basil Street Collection sale. If you have yet to browse through the unique, beautiful decor found on Basil Street, do it now if you want to get a 20% discount on fantastic Egyptian Decorations, stunning wall decor, and exquisite furniture pieces. Whether you follow a decorating theme in your home or not, there are hundreds of objet's d'art and items designed to please anyone with refined tastes.
Get the gorgeous Bershire Hall Dual Maiden Urn to add a touch of fine decor to your sitting room. Modeled after eighteenth century French pieces, this stunning blue and gold colored sculptural decor is perfect for adding color and classic atmosphere to any room.
Order today and save on the dramatic Saint Michael the Archangel Sculptural Wall Frieze. This high-relief replica of the famous sixteenth century painting by Guido Reni shows everyone's favorite archangel stepping on the devil and putting him in chains.
If you would rather go with Egyptian Art for your walls, the highly detailed Royal Cartouche Sculptural Frieze is also found in the Basil Street collection.
Order these and other items from our Basil Street collection by the end of today, September 13th, and you can get 20% off the regular price!
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Office space might be dedicated to work but decorations shouldn't be limited to different colored memo papers. A photo or two can work wonders for making you feel more comfortable with your work space and various types of decor can be used for inspiration. If the employer allows it, statues of angels can work their own little decorating miracles when placed on a desk. Those harbingers of hope raise our spirits on dreary Mondays and other times of duress and can remind us to keep the faith. Get the right angel statues and they also add a unique, beautiful touch to the office.
Strength and determination are expressed on the fierce face and muscled appearance of Uriel the Archangel. Uriel points to challenges before raising his sword to vanquish all evil-doers. Get inspired by this heavenly superhero to overcome whatever challenges are thrown your way in the workplace.
If you look for strength in prayer, put the Prayers of an Angel Sculpture on your desk to help calm the mind and take a pause and search for inner strength. This statue is so peaceful and beautiful that you might want to also get one for the home.
Order these angel statues, Egyptian decorations, and marble busts for sale from the Basil Street Collection from now until Thursday, September 13th and get 20% off the regular price!
Monday, September 10, 2012
The ancient Greeks and Romans had some great ideas when it came to decorating. They adorned their temples, gardens, and olive groves with fantastic, lifelike garden statuary. In fact, beautiful, realistic statues continue to look right at home in modern day gardens. They also gave us a variety of architectural ideas, the marble bust, and made use of pedestals to put their beautiful statuary on display.
The concept was a simple one and ends up accentuating anything placed on top of it. Basically, by placing the statue or other object on a decorative column or pedestal, it increases its height, and displays it in a way that can't be missed. The pedestal helps to showcase the importance of anything placed on it and works well for everything from a flower vase to prized Egyptian decorations.
Pedestals for every theme can be found in the Basil Street collection, including the French Neoclassical Griffin Pedestal. It's a fantastic piece all on its own but looks best when used for displaying plants next to entranceways or for adding a touch of green to the corners of rooms.
The Venetian Doges Solid Marble Column is so beautiful that it might outshine the marble bust or flowers placed on top of it!
Save 20% on these, other pedestals, and Egyptian art in the Basil Street Collection when ordering them by Thursday, September 13th!
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Decor takes many shapes and forms but why treat your home to average decorations when you can turn the interior into the classiest home on the block? Such a goal doesn't require quests to garage and estate sales for antique furniture and unique objets d'art. Although no true decorating fan would deny that it's fun to search for overlooked treasures and decor from another era, that just usually ends up taking way more time than most of us have. It's far easier and much more productive to just shop at the Basil Street collection.
Look inside those virtual doors and you find dozens of breathtaking lamps, unique accent furniture, stunning Egyptian decorations, classic marble busts for sale and more. It's the place to look for exquisite art deco lighted sculptures and lamps like the Peacock Goddess Torchiere Floor Lamp and the Desiree sculpture.
The Egyptian gallery at Basil Street is filled with everything from book-end sets to wall stele and sculptures depicting detailed replicas of paintings that adorn the tombs of the pharaohs.
The accent furniture includes a range of pedestals such as the classic Sous la Vigne Sculptural Pedestal and the Hartwig Walking Stick Umbrella Stand.
These are also the days for shopping at Basil Street because everything in the collection is 20% off until Thursday, September 13th!
Saturday, September 8, 2012
The items in the Basil Street Collection cover just about every decorating theme. There are gorgeous, Egyptian decorations, classical pieces, garden statuary, and decor that pays homage to the animal kingdom. There are also a number of Asian-themed pieces that will earn the admiration of anyone who happens to walk into your home.
The Tibetan Sculptural Dragon Wall Mask is one of the more dramatic wall art items in the collection. Crafted after an old Chinese wooden original, this unique objet d'art captures and holds the attention of anyone who looks at it.
Match that dramatic mask with the beautiful Galloping Horses Sculptural Oliphant Tusk. Carved by artists from Guangdong, China, this pieces looks very much like the orginal ivory sculptures created by their ancestors. Although it looks just like real ivory, you can be rest assured that no elephants were harmed in the making of this beautiful piece because it's crafted with a special polymer blend that captures the look of real ivory.
The ancient Tang Horse Iron Statue will also add a classic, Chinese touch to any room where it is put on display. Cast from iron and given an aged patina, this decor is a replica of a 1,300 year old sculpture.
Order these Asian-themed objets d'art and anything else in the Basil Street Collection from today until September 13th and 20% off the regular price!
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Lighting is an essential element for any type of room. In addition to providing light needed to see what's in the room, it can also play crucial roles for accentuating decorating themes. For example, we like bright kitchens because we need to see what we are doing and the extra light helps turn it into a cheerful place. The dining room, on the other hand, differs in being a room that requires less light, especially on romantic evenings. Lighting can also be used to help put your favorite decor on display and can provide a warm welcome to clients at an office, hotel lobby, or other business.
The objects used for lighting aren't just limited to providing a place for a light bulb either. They can and should be leveraged for decoration and those who appreciate Egyptian decorating themes will love the Male Egyptian Telamon Sconce. A beautiful wall sculpture all on its own, this lighting fixture was inspired by ancient architecture used to provide support for temples of the pharaohs. Detailed and painted in faux gold and ebony, this decorative sconce is a beautiful addition to the halls and walls of any elegant home or business. It looks even better when two of these Egyptian decorations mirror each other in an entrance hallway.
Buy this lighting decor, beautiful garden statuary, garden fairies, and anything else on the Design Toscano website from today until Tuesday, September 4th and get a 20% discount!
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Looking for a decorating theme can be a tough, time-consuming process. While you want your place to look good and contribute to a certain type of atmosphere, making the hoped for theme happen also depends on the availability and cost of the decor. Medieval decorations have a lot of personality but you don't exactly find them at the local furniture emporium. Fortunately, thanks to the Internet and Design Toscano, you don't even need to venture into a furniture store to search for medieval decor. Just head to our site and you will find a treasure trove of quality, stunning chairs and tables fit for modern day kings and queens.
The following are a couple of reasons why it's very much worth the while to decorate with Medieval-themed items:
They make you feel like royalty: Decorative chairs and exquisite furniture that could have graced the halls of bygone noble families should make you feel like royalty because very similar pieces were used by aristocrats.
Gothic tables are works of art: Items like the Lord Raffle's Lion Leg Coffee Table are stunning works of art. The beautiful carvings on the sides and legs of this table harken to the castles and manors of lords and ladies.
Get 20% off Gothic furniture and Egyptian tables from now until Monday, August 27th!