Friday, February 10, 2012
Collectible items aren't just meant to be bought and locked away in a vault. While that may be true for rare coins, stamps, and other valuable objects that require extreme safe keeping and
care, most collectibles are supposed to be displayed. After all, you want to show other people what you have acquired in addition to admiring the object on your own. Special items such as Egyptian art and other beautiful objects merit special places for displaying them. It would be nice to have a room set aside to show your collections but even if you aren't lucky enough to have a display room, you can still show many of your prized possessions with beautiful furniture meant for just such a purpose.
For statues and busts that deserve to be displayed on their own, use the Imperia Marble-Inlaid Column
. This beautiful, hand-carved column has a rose-colored marble centerpiece that acts as a quality, stable stand for your favorite works of art or Gothic Décor
. Since this elegant column can be used to display just one collectible item, you also need furniture that can effectively showcase a number of objects. With a mirror background, simple yet classy design, and four levels, the Country Tuscan Style hardwood wall curio
is perfect for this purpose.
Get 20% off these furniture items, Egyptian decorations, animal garden statues, and everything else at the Design Toscano site until February 14th!
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Wall sculptures are an excellent addition to the decorating theme of any home. Almost like a
cross between a painting and a statue, they add texture to the wall and bring your house to life. Partly for this reason, Gothic Décor
works especially well in the form of wall sculptures.
While gargoyles are classic Gothic statues that can guard doors into your home and into your bedroom, they look even better when they appear to be hanging off a wall. The Double Trouble Hanging Gargoyle
can act as both a guardian to a doorway and as an intriguing decoration on an otherwise bare wall. There are also gargoyle figurines
and dragons that look as if they are running up the wall!
Speaking of dragons, put up the Morgoth Castle Dragons wall sculpture
for an exciting, frightening scene of vengeful dragons bursting out of the wall in flight with a haunting castle as a backdrop. As realistic as the dragons in that sculpture look, however, they can't compare to trophy dragon skulls
hanging in the den! Don't be surprised if guests insist on inspecting these detailed sculptures and some might even ask where you shot them!
Highlight your Gothic wall decor with Gothic tables and other furniture. No matter what you buy from Design Toscano, you will get 20% off the regular price until February 14th!
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Design Toscano's chair collection proves that a piece of furniture can double as a work of art. Each piece is masterfully crafted to reflect your favorite design period from timeless gothic décor chairs, to archaic chairs that complement your palace's Medieval home decor.
The Charles II Side Chair
is a handcarved solid mahogany antique replica. Since the 1700s, European castles have filled their massive halls with elaborately carved chairs like our exclusive replica. Picture today’s highly skilled craftsmen, like those 300 years ago, carving a single, solid mahogany chair by hand—you’ll soon realize why it is wrought with ornate beauty! A hand-rubbed finish and a multi-colored coat of arms jacquard tapestry, upholstered on front and back, give it all the authenticity of a fine period antique. The set includes two armchairs and four side chairs.
Imagine this grand, solid hardwood, 17th-century replica Medieval arm chair providing its wide-seated comfort at the head of your dining table
or flanking your hearth! You won't cease to admire the ornate Gothic lions, graceful acanthus and intricate fretwork details that require a full week of hand-carving by skilled artisans. Our oversized, Toscano-exclusive Medieval arm chair is upholstered front and back with a generous expanse of luxurious brown and antique gold patterned upholstery on arms, seat, and back rest.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Carefully crafted, our dramatically different candles holders, lamps, clocks, phones and wall plaques perfectly accentuate any home decor. Classic keepsakes like our Faberge eggs are museum-quality home accent pieces, while our bar and pub accessories tastefully heighten any celebration.
Shop through Design Toscano's new collection of accents and gifts
, for brand new accents for your home, and gifts for friends and relatives! Our accents and gifts will be sure to complement your home's design scheme, whether it be gothic décor or Medieval home decor, French decor, et cetera.
The Crowned Skull Gothic Relic Box
will definitely contribute to your home's gothic theme. Our skull king is one of the hottest and most collectible images of the decade! Who would guess that your hidden treasure is cleverly (and safely) concealed in the liftable crown of this menacing, wickedly Gothic skull? Cast in quality designer resin, our Design Toscano exclusive is hand-painted with faux brass and pewter accents.
The Shadowcrested Tomb Guardians Dragon Chalice
is another gothic décor piece for your home. Summoned from the realm of highest fantasy, dual dragons protect this Toscano original that begs to become your highly prized Gothic centerpiece. Perfect for setting the mood for your altar rituals, spells and ceremonies, this finely turned work of decorative art is cast in quality designer resin and hand-painted in faux metallic tones.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Design Toscano's exclusive wall decor
creates stunning focal points for you to display fine wall sculptures with elegance and style. Add character and depth to any wall with our sculptures, authentic framed art replicas and architectural wall shelves. Here you will find Venetian wall masks, wall mounted swords and armor, tapestries, wall hangings, architectural sconces and dramatic wall mirrors, all of which are designed to give your home a unique look and style. We also offer vintage advertising tin signs, elegant stained glass windows and an extensive collection of outdoor wall decor and wall sculptures to transform your garden into an inviting gathering space.
Add the flamboyant drama and rich artistry of the Venetian Carnevale to your walls with our scaled, ornamental wall masks. Cast in quality designer resin, hand-painted in bold and vibrant hues and then punctuated with sparkling faux gems, these works of traditional Italian decorative art are heirloom collectibles.
Artist Liam Manchester's latest effort is an archeologist's anomaly! Drawing upon mythical folklore, the artist has conjured a skull trophy with fangs, horns and rows of teeth sure to make even the bravest heart shudder. Our Toscano exclusive is cast in quality designer resin and hand-painted to be indistinguishable from faux ebony and fossilized bone. Guaranteed to impress on wall or table!
Monday, February 21, 2011
Design Toscano's exclusive framed art collection is filled with high-quality historical reproductions. Whether you choose a painstakingly replicated canvas or a contemporary piece, each is custom framed and ready to hang. Furthermore, our extensive tapestry collection pays homage to the ancient art of textiles with tapestries that replicate historical originals and contemporary paintings.
Today and tomorrow, take 20% off all of our exclusive framed art work
Techniques of luminosity and depth earned French painter Elisabeth Vigee-LeBrun the notoriety that summoned her to Versailles in 1778 to paint this portrait of Queen Marie-Antoinette. Vigee-LeBrun was one of the few female members of the “Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture.” Our authentic stretched canvas replica captures the original painting's texture, depth of color, and hand-applied brushstrokes. Our imported, deep gold-toned hardwood frame with Venetian swirls includes a solid brass museum plate etched with the title and artist's name.
Unfold history above a sofa, sideboard or one of our gothic tables with this expansive, six-foot-long wall tapestry, prized in the Bayeux Cathedral for centuries. The full original work dramatically recounts the Norman conquest of England in 1066, with our famous scene depicting Duke William exhorting his troops to prepare for battle.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Design Toscano's extensive and diverse Medieval and Gothic décor collection
is one of our claims to fame! Crafed for quality, styled for distinction and designed to be envied, our variety of Gothic and Medieval home decor will bring the historic age of knights and dragons to your castle.
The Nunsmere Hall 16th-Century Battle Armor Collection
is the quintessential Medieval piece that is required in every home with a Medieval or Gothic theme.
With the renewed interest in medieval weaponry as home décor, you can proudly showcase this full-size breast plate, helmet and pair of crossed swords that are also removable! Beginning in the 16th century, warriors displayed Italian-made weaponry in their castles as symbols of prestige and affluence. Our quality designer resin replica is finished in faux silver and bronze and features two removable, 41"-long quality metal alloy swords with crafted resin pommels.
With single horn and spiny wings, this sinister-looking dragon does a double-take over his shoulder as he scales your castle wall. Legend has it that the horn of our collectible Toscano exclusive, cast in designer resin and finished in Gothic greystone, has mystical healing powers.
To shop more of Toscano's Medieval and Gothic variety, visit our New Collection
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Revisit the last season with Design Toscano's Best of Winter 2011
collection! This extensive variety of pieces includes animal yard statues, gothic décor statues and more.
The Birth of Venus Bonded Marble Statue
is a quaint, small piece perfect for your home's library or living room. It's elegance is inspired in large part after a 1486 painting by Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510), Uffizi Gallery, Florence
Drawing on the spirit of one of the most famous paintings of the Renaissance, this stately sculpture captures the birth of Venus, the mythological goddess of love and beauty. Botticelli’s 1486 painting of the goddess set the standard for Renaissance beauty, with our bonded natural marble sculpt adding a third dimension that allows it to fill a privileged place in home or gallery.
Your leafy summer garden will be labeled an exotic getaway when this sleek cat steps out to greet your visitors! The heart of African wildlife is captured in our more than two-foot-long, quality designer resin sculpture, hand-painted to herald the dark side of the jungle. This Toscano exclusive is on the prowl!
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Design Toscano features an extensive, original collection of statues for indoors that will no doubt complement your home's elegant decor! An elegantly placed indoor statue adds style and substance to a gallery wall, formal hallway or table. Classic museum replica sculptures, and French Medieval home decor are sure to bring exotic art to your estate. With thematic variety, Toscano indoor statues make stunning statements.
Based on the painting by Robert Lefevre (1755-1830), this incredibly detailed tribute to The Little General boasts the same amazing artistry with which artist Lefevre depicted the revered commander in his famous 18th-century painting. Our exclusive, quality designer resin sculpt captures the essence of Napoleon Bonaparte from his three-cornered hat to his characteristic military swagger.
Another traditional French icon is Joan of Arc, depicted in our St. Joan of Arc Sculpture
, inspired by the work of French artist Emmanuel Fremiet (1824 -1910). This
Saint Joan of Arc, the patroness of soldiers and of France, is still honored as the strong woman and fearless leader that she was. Finely sculpted, then cast in quality designer resin and finely hand-painted with an almost ceramic detail, this champion for truth and justice sits atop a wooden base. This museum quality work of art is a spirited gift for yourself or anyone who might be inspired by her strength and resilience of spirit. Decked in armor, this Joan of Arc depiction will also complement your home's gothic décor elements.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Enjoy Design Toscano's sensational savings on hundreds of our items, site-wide! Toscano has an extensive collection of Medieval and Gothic décor items that are marked down to incredibly low prices! Hurry up and buy now, before these products run out of stock!
Who hasn't heard stories of wizened elders so attuned to nature that even the wind seems to whisper to them its secrets? Artist Manchester draws on these tales to bring us the powerful and wise "Wanderer," who boasts sculptural detail from a knowing smile to gnarled hands and upturned toes. Available exclusively through Toscano, this nearly two-foot-tall, hand-painted, quality designer resin work of art commands a presence in home or garden.
The Hardwick Dragon Wall Pediment
is a Medieval home decor piece that will add a dark, yet elegant tone to your humble abode. Put this dragon piece by artist Gary Chung to work over doorways, windows, tapestries, or paintings.
Use this architectural pediment to add medieval styling to home or garden! Noted dragon artist Gary Chang created this wall pediment with arched wings and pointed talons, then cast it in quality designer resin and finished it to resemble aged stone.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Whether you're looking for a formal dining table or just a small accent, the pieces in our table collection are way beyond ordinary. Styled to replicate antiques and exquisitely hand-crafted, these tables quickly become favorite conversation pieces.
If you're looking for an elegant piece to complement your Medieval home decor or gothic décor, Design Toscano has a whole collection for you! Shop our Medieval and Gothic tables
today for everything from coffee tables to desks to side tables!
The octagonal table is a treasured style found in the rarest antiques, and this functional side table is a passionate salute to those 500-year-old Gothic treasures. With eight hand-carved cloverleaf tracery arches to support the kiln-dried hardwood top, this antique replica is as sturdy as it is handsome
Noted dragon artist Gary Chang’s intricately sculpted beast is clad in full battle armor, raising his taloned claws to offer forth a 3/8"-thick, pencil-edged glass top. This finely hand-painted, quality designer resin dragon with two-toned metallic detail provides service with a snarl!
Friday, February 4, 2011
Our beautiful and elegant pieces in our furniture collection
are not only meticulously detailed, but they are timeless in their elegance and beauty.
Masterfully hand-crafted to reflect your favorite design period, Design Toscano's furniture selections double as works of art! Exquisitely fashioned chairs, benches and sofas, tables, and footstools add old word style indoors and out, assuring that your furniture seats or stores with style!
With our elegant pieces, sometimes style is not about trends. Our Classic benches and sofas will not only add an element of comfort to your home, but also an element of style, taste and grace!
Whether in an entryway or formal living room, our quality bench provides five feet of seating with distinctively elegant style! Cabriolet legs rise towards rolled, upholstered arms and a seat blanketed in tone-on-tone ivory jacquard fabric. Deeply hand-carved in solid hardwood by our master craftsmen and taking four days to create, this fine-quality designer piece is an investment in furniture art.
The Glastonbury Abbey Hardwood Bench
is an elegant gothic décor piece that will look beautiful paired with some gothic tables! Our hand-carved, solid hardwood piece is a definite investment in European style and sophistication. If medieval history is your passion, you’ve certainly seen benches like our Toscano exclusive, uniquely constructed with a wide stretcher bar and pegs. Heavily hand-carved with ornate swirls of prolific acanthus and with sturdy paw feet, this solid hardwood work of furniture art comfortably seats two. Since it requires 4 days for our master carvers to create, you’ll be as proud to showcase this quality 15th-century replica as you will be to rest upon it! Simple assembly required.
Friday, January 28, 2011
To mark the halfway point of winter, Design Toscano is having a short Mid-Winter Clearance sale! For the next three days, take advantage of our lowered prices! Take an addition 20% off all sale items!
Our collection of sale items are as much as 70% off, and with that addition 20% off, just think of the huge amount that you'll be saving!
One popular item in our sale collection includes the large Florentine Gargoyle Statue
. This elegant, beautifully crafted garden gargoyle statue is surprisingly inexpensive! Fresh from his eerie nightly vigil atop medieval Europe's most impressive architecture, our fierce gargoyle sentry is destined for a coveted spot in the homes and gardens of Gothic icon collectors worldwide. Our unparalleled replica antique is cast in quality design resin to aptly capture his muscular, flexed haunches and menacing scowl.
Another gothic décor piece that happens to be on sale is the Hardwick Dragon Wall Pediment
, by artist Gary Chang. Put this dragon to work over doorways, windows, tapestries, or paintings. Use this architectural pediment to add medieval styling to home or garden! Noted dragon artist Gary Chang created this wall pediment with arched wings and pointed talons, then cast it in quality designer resin and finished it to resemble aged stone.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Design Toscano's exclusive Knight Statues bring an elegant air of chivalry and antiqueness that no other retailer could offer. Our beautiful, meticulously detailed indoor statues will complement perfectly your Medieval home decor.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
The New Winter 2011 Collection includes several tasteful wall decor pieces for your kitchen and dining room!
Design Toscano's Chef Al Dente Metal Wall Sculpture
by artist Carlie Addyson is a silly and comical depiction of a classic Italian cook!
Though you won't see his show on TV, "Chef Al Dente" is fresh from the kitchen and ready to add plenty of whimsical spice! Addyson's handcrafted, formed metal wall art is hand-painted with plenty of culinary promise. This eye-catching work is sure to bring back fond memories of a favorite Italian meal and make you ready to "ciao down." Bon appetito!
Stock your cellar with the beauty and timeless pleasure
of the fruit of the vine with this over 2 1/2-foot-wide work of metal wall art. Using a painstaking three-step process, the craftsman expertly shapes the metal, applies royal hues and adds antiqued parchment labels for further dimension. Celebrate good times, good friends and good wine with this work that transforms any room into an intoxicating escape.
To shop more of Design Toscano's wall decor, gothic décor, and garden statuary, visit us online
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Design Toscano's New Winter 2011 collection includes a significant number of indoor furnishings, to complement your home's decor theme, whether it be gothic décor, Medieval home decor, Egyptian home decor, or European-inspired decor!
The elegant and useful Giraffe Ottoman and Storage Cube
is reminiscent of our exotic outdoor animal statues. This beautiful ottoman will work perfectly in any home. Its pattern is exotic, and yet subtle and malleable to any home decor themes!
Put your feet up in exotic style and go a little wild! This eye-catching ottoman arrives dressed for success with bun feet, faux giraffe hide, and a fabric-lined interior. Lift the padded seat lid to store you safari stash of throw pillows, blankets or toys.
Peacock plumage fans up almost five feet high in this sculptural floor lamp that lends shimmering opulence in sensual Art Deco style! Hundreds of individually sculpted, stylized deathers surround a breathtaking 360-degree sculpt cast in quality designer resin and finished in antique gold with a subtle, muted teal patina wash. Our Toscano exclusive is crowned with a sparkling crystalline resin shade.
For more exotic furniture options, visit Toscano's New Winter 2011 collection online today
Friday, January 21, 2011
Design Toscano's brand new, exclusive Winter 2011 collection includes several mystical pieces, which include gothic décor garden statuary for outdoors, and Medieval home decor items for indoors!
The Shadowcrested Tomb Guardians Dragon Chalice
is an intricate gothic piece that your home's guests will admire and revere.
Summoned from the realm of highest fantasy, dual dragons protect this Toscano original that begs to become your highly prized Gothic centerpiece. Perfect for setting the mood for your altar rituals, spells and ceremonies, this finely turned work of decorative art is cast in quality designer resin and hand-painted in faux metallic tones.
Manchester's latest effort is an archeologist's anomaly! Drawing upon mythical folklore, the artist has conjured a skull trophy with fangs, horns and rows of teeth sure to make event he bravest heart shudder. Our Toscano exclusive is cast in quality designer resin and hand-painted to be indistinguishable from faux ebony and fossilized bone. Guaranteed to impress on wall or table!To shop more of Design Toscano's New Winter 2011 collection, visit Design Toscano online today!
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Our brand new collection, the New Winter 2011 collection, includes the finest in gothic décor and medieval home decor. And be the first to explore our collection, while taking advantage of Design Toscano's sale on our new products, which will go one from January 4th to January 5th.
The Vampire Bat Key Holder Wall Sculpture
is not only a beautiful, gothic home decoration, but it also serves a purpose! Magical as a sculpture alone, this eerily realistic bat is also ready to organize up to 8 skeleton keys! Our macabre wall masterpiece is cast in quality designer resin with a greystone finish to capture every spooky detail, from spiny wings to pert ears.
Another gothic wall decor piece is the Bad to the Bones Winged Skull Sentinel Wall Sculptures, Set of Two
. This piece will haunt your guests and visitors with it's
For a true taste of "Gothic couture," add this mirrored macabre duo of skull sentinels to your wall. With stylized wings, this Design Toscano-exclusive facing pair is skillfully cast in designer resin and hand-painted to capture the dark side of decaying beauty.
To shop more of our exclusive and brand new items, which are %20 percent off, visit Design Toscano's New Winter 2011
collection online today!
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Shop Design Toscano's new Winter 2011 collection today! Be the first to discover our amazing, brand new outdoor garden sculptures.
Create instant serenity in your garden with our resin garden sculptures, fresh from our artisans' studios.
Chained to his pedestal perch, our Toscano-exclusive Gothic gargoyle statue is a prisoner of your castle! Under his burdensome restraints, our muscular gargoyle figurine flashes vampire fangs and spiny wings cast in quality designer resin with a two-toned finish that highlights every sculptural detail.
The God of Good Fortune Statue
is the perfect oriental piece to add to your yard. Look closely at one of our newest asian garden sculptures: This Chinese god of good fortune clutches ancient money "Yuan Bao" to lead its recipient on the road to riches. Often kept in a place of honor atop "ancestor shelves," this foot-and-a-half-tall gent is equally happy in home or gallery. Echoing the original Asian antique, this quality designer resin replica boasts a faux dark bamboo finish.
To shop more garden statuary, visit Design Toscano's New Garden Statues collection
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Knights represent bravery, courage, and chivalry. Their depictions are always beautiful and bold, and so our Design Toscano's replicas of Knight statues, which are abundant in our medieval home decor collection.
At more than a yard tall, this incredibly detailed, museum replica knight is a true statement piece! Whether standing guard alone or paired to flank an entrance, our 26 lb. quality designer resin museum replica is clad in 16th-century style Italian armor, proudly displaying his sword and a chestplate emblazoned with intricately sculpted lions. Features a two-tone metallic finish.
At six feet tall, this incredibly detailed knight sculpture in shining armor is a medieval statement piece! Whether standing guard alone or paired to flank an entrance, our high-quality, fiberglass-reinforced resin sculpture is clad in 16th-century, Italian-style armor and proudly displays a medieval sword and chain-mail armor. This ruggedly handsome warrior sculpture transforms any home bar, entertainment area or recreation room into something truly magnificent!
To shop more of Design Toscano's Knight Statues, visit our Medieval home decor and gothic décor
collections online today!