Friday, March 29, 2013
Furniture is more than just function. Tables, chairs, and lamps can and should also act as decor. For example, an Egyptian-themed room might look nice with a few statues, an Egyptian urn, and Egyptian-themed paintings but include a sculptural glass-topped table and the room goes from being impressive to simply stunning. The same goes for tables with a Gothic touch. The following are three other reasons for buying Gothic-themed tables:
They add a regal touch to the dining room: Furniture like the Lord Raffle's Grand Hall Lion Leg Coffee Table is modeled after antique tables that were used by Victorian era English nobles. The rich colors, quality, and durable nature of this solid Mahogany table make it an heirloom piece that will last for generations while the carved motifs and lion paw legs turn it into fine, functional decor.
Gothic furniture combines stunning beauty with function: Given its refined beauty, quality Gothic furniture could easily be used as decor and nothing more. However, our Gothic and Medieval tables were built to last and also be used for elegant dinner parties, as a gorgeous addition to the library, or as impressive private office furniture.
They are on sale: One of the other main reasons why it's worth it to order these and other fine tables today is because you will get 20% off the regular price!
Save 20% on fine Gothic furniture, garden statuary, and everything from the Design Toscano site when ordering today until March 31st.
This sale cannot be combined with other offers.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Elegant decorations during Medieval times were mostly used by nobility and clergy because they were the only people who could afford beautiful, carved wooden tables, gargoyle figurines, or putting a striking stone garden angel on display. In modern times, we can view those antique works of art in museums and on visits to European castles but also have the chance to buy beautiful replicas for home and office. Some decor also happens to be functional, including classic instruments such as Celtic harps. The angelic sounds of the harp have entertained and mesmerized people for centuries and echoed off the stone hallways of many a European castle and keep. The beauty of the harp is just as apparent when this regal instrument is used as decor as when it is played by skilled hands.
The Celtic Rosewood Heather Harp is a fully functional replica of a 10th century, 22 string harp. This absolutely gorgeous instrument is decorated with traditional motifs, carved from beautiful tropical hardwood, and is wonderful decor for any Medieval or music-themed room. It's also meant to be played and this is why we include pitch shifters, tuning sets, and extra strings. Pair this classic functional decor with the equally stunning 12 string Celtic Rosewood Tara Harp.
Find these quality items and hundreds of beautiful Medieval and Gothic decor at Design Toscano.
Sunday, September 8, 2013
somenewlanguage from Madison, WI, USA reviewed the Steampunk Skull Containment Vessel
Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.
Comments: Steampunk may be what all the kids are calling it, but this techno-skull is certainly reminiscent of something much darker. From color to cast, this item pleases to no foreseeable end. As a shelf accouterment or a a table-top focal point, this steam punk skull was a great purchase. While you could store bolts and screws inside the cavity, to complete the genre feel, it's also a great place for keys, dice or other such particulars. Very pleased with this purchase.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Kristine6914 from California reviewed the Gothic Sanctuary Side Table Cabinet
Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.
Comments: Decided to finally order this piece. I have had my eye on it for quite some time now. The photo does not do it justice. It is amazing. Wanted to order a pair, but deciced to order one to see if it was as good as it looked. It was more than I expected. I am so happy with it, that I have now ordered the second one. Fast shipping too. It shipped the same day I ordered it, and I had it in less than a week. You will not be disappointed with this piece if you want something unique in your home. Love It!
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Joyce from California reviewed the Gothic Sanctuary Side Table Cabinet
Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.
Comments: I have had my eye on this piece for quite some time. I wanted a pair, but wanted to check one out first. Finally ordered it. It was shipped the same day,and I had it less then a week. Was not sure what to expect. It is so much better than the picture. Way beyond my expectations. It is so perfect, I have to order the second one. I love love love it too!!
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!
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Animal garden sculptures are fitting decor for any backyard. Detailed sculptures of bears, wolves, and other forest animals add a touch of natural, dramatic beauty. Noble statues of cheetahs, lions, and zebras bring the famed African savannahs into the backyard. Those in search of the cutest of statuary will also be pleased to see that we carry dozens of adorable dog, cat, and baby animal statues. You can also decorate the interior of your home and office with many of those same animals sculptures but it's even nicer when they blend artistic beauty with function.
Add a table to the den or living room in creative fashion with animal sculptural tables like the Sultan's Elephant Sculptural Side Table. This beautifully detailed sculpture shows a royal Elephant with a richly carved carriage on its back. It crouches down to the floor so you can place drinks or your favorite Kipling book on top of the carriage.
If you prefer the romance of the Sahara over the exotic flavors of royal India, you might like the Kasbah Camel Sculptural Side Table. Like the Sultan's Elephant, this faithful camel kneels to the ground so you can use the ornate drum on its back as a side table.
Find the best in garden statuary and unique decor for the home at Design Toscano.
Get 20% off Gothic tables and all furniture from Design Toscano until Monday, January 14th!
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!
Sunday, January 6, 2013
A northern winter is characterized by more than just cold, snowy conditions. For many people, the ice and subzero temperatures are much less of a problem than the lack of sunlight. The sun gets up later and sets much earlier than the glorious days of summer and if you work the day shift in the north, you might commute to and from work in the dark.
After several weeks of sun-poor days, it's easy to wonder if Edgar Allen Poe penned most of his Gothic classics during the winter. He would have probably loved a writing room decorated with a Raven's Perch Wall Sculpture and a Gargoyle statue or two. Given his writing style, such Gothic wall art might have cheered him up on days that were especially dim.
Such days can also inspire us to find beautiful Gothic decorations for all of our needs. The Gothic Cathedral Arch Mirror does much more than act as a mere looking glass. This stunning wall art is inspired by the windows of Gothic cathedrals and is finished with a unique process that gives it an ancient, foreboding appearance.
Provide light for this mirror and your hallways with breathtaking Gothic items like The Grim Reaper Illuminated Wall Sculpture and the Marshgate Castle Dragon Wall Sconce.
Buy these items, beautiful Gothic tables, and other Gothic decorations by the end of today, January 6th, and get 20% off the regular price.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Beautiful tables deserve equally beautiful chairs. That's not usually a problem when buying a basic kitchen table but finding the right types of chairs for replicas of antique furniture is another story. How do you pick out appropriate seating for ornate, breathtaking furniture such as the Effingham Gryphon Library Table or the Lord Raffle's Lion Leg Coffee Table? Hand carved from gorgeous mahogany, these tables are truly stunning, functional works of art.
Given their beauty and royal bearing, it can be a challenge to find seats to match these tables. However, you can't go wrong by complimenting them with chairs that are fit for nobility. The Lord Raffle's Lion Throne Chair is one such item and easily rivals any table with ornate woodwork and stunning upholstery. This antique replica is modeled after a veritable throne that was crafted for Lord Raffles, the founder of the British colony of Singapore.
The Charles II Side Chair also makes a fitting match with the tables mentioned above and any truly royal piece of furniture. This beautiful furniture item is hand carved from mahogany, upholstered with exquisite jacquard tapestry, and given a gorgeous hand-rubbed finish. It's also available as an armchair.
Order these beautiful items, gargoyle gifts, and other Gothic Décor until Sunday, January 6th and get 20% off the regular price as part of our Gothic Weekend Sale.
Friday, January 4, 2013
Today, January 4th, marks the beginning of our first sale on Gothic decorations for 2013. Order any of our beautiful Gothic tables and other Gothic items from now until January 6th and get 20% off the regular price! This includes such frighteningly good gargoyle figurines as the Abbadon Gargoyle Statue. This fierce, Celtic-inspired gargoyle is ready to open its bat-like wings and pounce on any unwelcome intruders to your Gothic garden.
The Argos Gargoyle Sentinel Statue is a classic gargoyle modeled after sculptures that adorn European castles, churches, and keeps. Argos is just as intimidating as its old European brethren and has the same detailed wings, muscled haunches, and fanged snout.
For a cuter set of gargoyles, you can't go wrong with the Picc-a-Dilly garden gargoyle statues. Although these three mischievous little imps won't be scaring any rabbits out of the garden, they will probably produce more than a few laughs.
While picking out Gothic statuary, don't forget that Gothic wall decor is also on sale. This includes everything from the detailed Horned Dragon Skull Trophy to a Coat of Arms Wall Plaque that shows the family crest of Vlad the Impaler (aka Count Dracula!).
Get 20% off all Gothic items at Design Toscano until Sunday, January 6th!
Thursday, December 13, 2012
For the past two days, lucky shoppers looking for garden fairies and other unique decor and objets d'art had the chance to get 25% off their purchase. Although that sale officially ended at midnight on December 12th, we have decided to extend it for one more day!
Buy anything on our site until the end of December 13th and take 25% off the regular price! That includes stunning Gothic tables like the Effingham Gryphon Library table. Hand carved from solid mahogany, the ornate carvings on the legs of this antique replica will impress anyone who sees this heirloom furniture item.
You can also enjoy that deep discount on Egyptian art such as the Golden Pedestal Sculptural Column and the Male Egyptian Telamon Sconce. Both of these items are painted with faux gold and are a wonderful demonstration of the Egyptian style.
Animal garden statues also get that 25% discount so order realistic sculptures like the Lioness with Cub statue today and save!
Don't expect to see any further extensions of this great discount though so get big savings by placing your order today!
Save 25% on these resin garden statues and everything else on our site until the end of today, December 13th!
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Furniture items lend themselves to being functional works of art and this tendency was often shown in Medieval home decor. European royalty and artistocrats dined at beautifully carved wooden tables and sat on ornately carved chairs that could have just as easily been put on display in an art museum (exactly where many of those original pieces are found today). Although museums are the rightful homes of true antiques from European castles and keeps, artfully crafted replicas add a beautiful royal touch to any home.
To find the best prices on quality Gothic and Medieval inspired furniture this holiday season, go shopping at our furniture blowout page. You will find fantastic discounts on quality furniture like the Victorian Rococo Faux Leather Wing Chair and Ottoman and the Victorian Style Gossip Bench. Both of these stunning items are hand carved from solid mahogany and would look right at home in a stately Victorian mansion.
Save on a set of Toulon French Rococo Armchairs to accompany the Lord Raffles Lion Table for a dining room fit for royalty. These masterpieces of carved mahogany furniture command attention and look almost too good to use!
Shop at Design Toscano for the holidays and find the best savings on high quality Medieval home decor and furniture.
Monday, December 3, 2012
The holidays can be such a fun time of the year but these festive days also end up being some of the most expensive. The costs associated with decorations, parties, and gifts quickly add up so it's worth it to find discounts and savings whenever possible. One such way to save is with free shipping. Take advantage of those times when free shipping is offered on your favorite shopping sites and you not only save extra cash for delivery, you also avoid the costs, traffic, and stress of sharing the stores with the holiday crowds.
If you buy Greek garden statues and any other items on the Design Toscano site today, you can still have them shipped to your home to decorate in time for the holidays! Don't wait to buy and save on garden fairies like the exquisite Fiona the Flower Fairy sculpture. When you see the beautiful, lifelike details expressed by this statue, it's easy to understand why Fiona is one of our best selling items.
We also carry hundreds of other gorgeous statues for gardens, home, office, and business, including adorable animal garden statues like Buster the Bulldog Sculpture and life size dinosaur statues!
Order any of our high quality statues, Gothic tables, and other items from our site today!
Friday, November 23, 2012
Medieval castles and keeps were decorated with some of the more interesting art and decor. Wall tapestries told stories in beautiful woven form. Paintings were commissioned along with sculptures of angels and other religious outdoor statues. Gargoyles perched on the tall stone walls and beautifully carved furniture contributed to the atmosphere of the castle.
Antique statues and tables that used to grace European castles and manors have become items for display in museums rather than for practical use. Nevertheless, you can still find fantastic Gothic tables, chairs, and even gargoyles on the Design Toscano site.
Get the gorgeous Raffle's Lion Leg Coffee Table to impress guests and live in Gothic splendor. Carved from Mahogany, this beautiful table is distressed just enough to resemble antique furniture. The lion paw legs and carvings of lions and heraldic crests on the sides of this table will make it one of the centerpiece items in any room.
For a truly Gothic touch, put a sculpture of a Raven on the wall of your den. Ravens have been honored for their intelligence and clever antics for centuries and became symbols of the Gothic genre after being immortalized by Edgar Allen Poe. The Raven's Perch Wall Sculpture captures the foreboding, cunning look of this bird in realistic detail.
Get 20% off the finest Gothic items and everything else on the Design Toscano site through Sunday, November 25th as part of our Black Friday Weekend sale!
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Getting ready for those holiday festivities that take place in December and January is more than just buying strings of lights and decorations for a Christmas tree. You also need to buy plenty of food and beverages along with appropriately decorated cups and dinnerware. To throw a truly memorable holiday party, though, raise the level of your decor and buy quality, creative furniture. We aren't talking about seats that look like reindeer and tables that look as if they came from the North Pole.
No, the tables that will make an impression on holiday guests and act as treasured items for decades to come are furniture like the fantastic Lord Raffle's Lion Table. This stunning table is carved from gorgeous Mahogany and at seven feet long, can comfortably provide places for six people. Use it to serve a holiday-inspired repast at your Christmas dinner parties. It can also be used as a desk or artistic furniture that imparts a regal, noble feel to any room in the house.
Match this big table with Lord Raffle's Lion Leg Side Table and Lord Raffle's Lion Leg Tea Table and holiday guests will feel as if they are being treated like royalty.
Find great prices on high quality furniture, Medieval home decor, and garden statuary for the holidays at Design Toscano.
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!