Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Some rooms are made or used for a certain purpose, the kitchen being the perfect example. The kitchen is used for such specific reasons that we hardly even call it a "room". It's the place for preparing meals, having a snack, and keeping food. Likewise, people sleep in a bedroom and eat dinner in a dining room. Although it depends on the size of the home, some houses also feature a reading room. This might share space with a personal library or a home office and is a place where you can focus on a good book without distractions like television and computers. Like a library, this literary space has to be quiet and peaceful. Certain types of decor can be used to provide the right atmosphere for reading and can include gargoyle figurines and Egyptian art.
There are also framed works of art that fit right into the studied atmosphere of a reading room. The most appropriate might be the replica of "A Young Girl Reading". Looking absolutely comfortable as she sits against an ample pillow while concentrating on a book, the girl in the painting will encourage you to let go of your worries and become lost in one of your favorite novels.
While looking for knight statues and sculptures for outside, don't forget to buy paintings for the interior of your home. Buy framed art from February 22nd until February 27th and get 25% off the regular price!
Sunday, January 22, 2012
While you may be happy with the furniture you already have on hand, one way to change the
look of a room is with an indoor statue. An indoor statue doesn’t need to be as bulky as it may sound to you. Browse our huge selection of indoor statues and you will likely find at least one, if not two that inspire you to change the look of an entire room with just one piece. We have some in every size to fit every budget as well. Here are some ideas.
Knight statues to some may sound like something gothic and dark, but you can add a knight to any room and change the tone instantly. Life sized or table sized, something as simple as a Gallant Knight on Horse Statue
will make bold statement in any room.
A garden angel statue is another way to make a room go from traditional to serene. Most of our garden sculptures can be used either indoor or out, and are beautiful ways to showcase your more spiritual side. St. Michael the Archangel Statue
will fit perfectly in any space, and create just the tranquility you are looking for.
This breathtaking Veiled Maiden Sculptural Bust
is one of our marble busts for sale that is not an overly religious symbol, but still offers a serene appeal in a very affordable way.
This is just a start to getting your imagination in gear for changing the look of your favorite room. Stay tuned for more ideas on how to decorate with indoor statues!
Friday, January 20, 2012
While many balk over this romantic day, others say you should remember your Valentine every
day of the year. We agree! While our 3 DAY VALENTINE’S SALE is going strong, you can browse our entire Valentine’s Collection and get an additional 20% off!
Here are some other ideas for Valentine’s Gifts that come in at less than $50!
A garden angel statue is a beautiful way to tell the angel in your life how much they mean to you. This stunning Remembrance and Redemption Angel Sculpture
is an exquisite way to let someone know just how heavenly sent they are in your life.
For the knight in your life, you may want to consider something like knight statues that make a bold and romantic statement as well. These romantic Arthurian Knight Bookends
come straight out of Arthurian legends and are a dramatic but subtle way to tell him how much he is cherished.
Garden fairies as well are stunning ways to capture romance in a simple token. Whether you are looking for one for someone’s garden or for their nightstand, we have a gorgeous collection. This darling Fairy Princess Magical Unicorn Ride Statue
will enchant and romance any recipient of your choice.
These are just a few ideas to get you started when thinking of your special Valentine. If you need more ideas, browse our entire Valentine’s Collection, which is NOW ON SALE for just two more days! 20% off our entire Valentine’s Collection expires Saturday January 21st! Hurry!
Thursday, January 5, 2012
It is so tempting to want to make a few extra purchases for yourself during the holiday season, however sometimes it’s always best to wait until after the holidays when prices go down. If you have been thinking of adding some gothic decor to your indoor space this year,
now is the perfect time to do so as Design Toscano has just reduced a huge selection of medieval and gothic items. Whether you want something to embody your favorite knight, or simply need the guardian watch of a gargoyle in your home, we have the perfect piece just for you in any budget.
For anyone that has been itching for the right price on knight statues
, we now have a knight statue in our King’s Guard Sculptural Replica
. This is one of our most popular items and best sellers, and has now been reduced to less than $200. You can’t get a more perfect price than that!
Medieval home decor comes in all shapes and sizes and there are themes within the themes themselves. You can add dragons, gargoyles, and knights oh my to any room in your home and keep the medieval theme going. A simple accent piece like our Knights of the Digital Realm Bookends
shows off your gothic side without going too dark for less than $35.
When you are looking to give the gift of medieval for yourself, look no further than our huge selection of medieval and gothic items that are popular favorites, and have just been reduced one more time, just for you.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Dragons and gargoyles are not the only things that marked the medieval era. There are a
slew of symbols that mark this time that can serve well in any medieval home decor
. If you are thinking of updating a room inside, or want to add something unique to your outdoor space this year, you may want to browse our best selling medieval and gothic items that have just been reduced. Here are a few ideas to inspire you if you aren’t too sure how to start.
Knight statues are a perfect item for anyone that loves the medieval era. And although you may have hesitated in the past due to budgets, this stunning King’s Guard Sculpture
has just been reduced and has made our Best Selling list meaning, everybody loves him! Check out our customer reviews on why you should add this handsome piece to your collection and you won’t think twice!
The best thing about gothic decor is that it is as unique as it is grand. To add a true symbol of the 17th century in your home, you may want to purchase our Grand Occasion Hand Carved Arm Chair
. You can’t come across quality like this anywhere else, and this piece will truly stand the test of time and ensure you have the comfort of a king or queen either at your dining table, or at your hearth.
If you are looking for a different way to add an element of the 17th century into your home, browse our best selling list of medieval items, as many of them have already been reduced!
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
If your budget hasn’t allowed you to do too much holiday shopping yet, it’s not too late to squeeze in some last minute shopping at some very affordable prices. Whether you are looking for an animal lover or someone with a little knight in them, we have a huge selection of unique gifts that are still available to ensure they arrive on time. Here are some ideas for gifts under $50 that will be sure to get your gift giving inspiration rolling.
Our Meerkat statue selection is adored by all of our customers and you can see why these cute creatures are among our top rated ones as well. You may want to get the animal lover on your list something as unique as the Meerkat Clan Statue
. These creatures will delight any indoor or outdoor space and will be cherished by any family on your list.
Gothic decor can be a truly inspirational gift as well, and whether you are thinking of knight statues or something more gargoyle, your imagination is your only limit with our huge selection. Our Arthurian Knight Bookends
will be the perfect gift for the booklover on your list that already has everything!
These last minute gifts are just a few ideas to get you started. Browse our huge selection of medieval and Egyptian decor or garden statues
in our gift categories under $50 for every budget!
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
When it comes to home decorating, deciding what to do and where to do it can be a challenge. If you have all of the furniture pieces that you need but still want to add a little something to a room here or there, you may want to consider adding an indoor statue in one or more of your rooms. Indoor statues
serve as great decorations and are a unique twist to standard art. Browse our huge selection of indoor statues today, as many of them are already reduced and you can take advantage of our huge sale right now as well!
Whether you are thinking Egyptian home decor or medieval home decor, or maybe even a little bit of both, our indoor statue selection has something for everybody in every budget. If you need to add a little bit of attitude to one of your rooms, our Oscar, the Gargoyle with Attitude sculpture
will do just that. Place this feisty creature in a room with one of our knight statues and you are all set for a completely transformed room on a great budget.
Or perhaps you would like to finally partake in your taste in the Greek and Roman gods. If so, you will love our Venus of Arles Sculpture
that embodies one of the most world famous images of Venus for less than $100.
As well, in addition to many of our indoor statues already being reduced, if you buy today, December 27th, you can still take advantage of our 20% off ALL items on a sale that ends today, so hurry!
Monday, November 28, 2011
When it comes time to think of stocking stuffers, we always think of the same old same old. This year, amp up Santa’s creativity a notch by giving some of the most unique stocking stuffers ever. You don’t need to break the bank to give something truly different and add a touch of style to every stocking.
Egyptian home decor is increasing in popularity, and putting an Egyptian touch into any stocking will surely add a sense of royalty to the gift giving season. Our stunning Egyptian Pharaoh Pen Vessel
is exquisitely crafted with the hieroglyphics of the Egyptian time, and a perfect stocking stuffer for the business person on your list.
Gargoyle gifts as well are an adorable accent to any home, and sure to be loved by whomever you choose to give one to. An adorable little gargoyle computer climber
or a mini gargoyle sculpture fits perfectly into any sized stocking and will definitely guarantee a smile.
Knight statues as well always make for stunning gifts, and add a sense of royalty and pomp to any home they are found in. You don’t have to purchase a whole statue to make the same statement though. Something as unique as our Shield Battle Armour Pen
will be a great token of affection to the knight in shining armour on your list.
Try something new this year and go medieval or Egyptian when you are stuffing your holiday stockings. With our Cyber 3 Day Sale and 20% OFF Everything, you can’t lose with these unique choices! Hurry! Expires Wednesday 11/30/11!
Saturday, November 26, 2011
When it comes to buying holiday gifts for him, it can be a very difficult task. It seems that most men are caught up in the technology age, and this can make it very easy to get the man on your list something that somebody else already has. This year, celebrate the man who has everything by going Gothic in your gift giving ideas. Here are a few ideas to get you started, all under $50 and eligible for our 20% sale going on right now!
There is no better way to let a man know what he means to you than through knight statues that symbolize his presence in your life. Our Knights of Bethlehem
is just the perfect token to say just that, and comes in a variety of sizes to meet any budget.Gargoyle gifts
are not only cute and clever, they also embody the masculine energy in any home. As gargoyles serve to protect, the man on your list will love a majestic gargoyle that will protect the home when he’s not able to. Try something as unique as our Poison Pen Gargoyle set
for less than $10!
If you choose to give the gift of Gothic decor for the favorite man on your list this season, there are a number of ways to do so without spending a regal budget. Try something truly unique this year and go Gothic, it will be a gift that will always be remembered and cherished.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
When people think of the medieval era in terms of decor, the image quickly conjured is often one that is dark and foreboding. Although medieval home decor can certainly go that way, it doesn’t necessarily have to. Whether you are choosing knight statues or a simple Gothic centerpiece, a medieval figure in your home is one that represents an element of royalty, and will add an instant regal touch to any space in your home.
Another common misconception about the medieval era, is that its decor today is not affordable. There is simply nothing further from the truth. The simple addition of something such as our Norman Warrior sculpture
makes the perfect holiday gift for someone who needs a little sprucing in their home, or could simply add a protective ambiance in your own home wherever you choose to put it.
Gargoyle figurines are another way to add a medieval touch to your space without going to dark extremes. A long time symbol of strength and protection, something as simple as our Medieval Marauder gargoyle
will make just the statement you want in any entrance of your home.
If you like the Medieval touch, you can add it to your home without spending a fortune while still adding a little something extra that spells royalty. Whether it is a gargoyle protector or a knight in shining armour, the list is limitless.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
When it comes to stocking stuffers, it is so easy to get the same old thing that everybody else is getting. Who doesn’t load up on chocolate and gift cards when it comes time to grabbing those last minute gifts that go into the stockings? While everybody certainly loves those gifts, this year, why don’t you do something different and add a little something unique into your stockings this year? Not only will you have your last minute gift grabs purchased well ahead of time, but these ideas will bring smiles that not many other gifts will.
Nobody thinks to inject Egyptian home décor into their stocking stuffers, which gives you all the more reason to start the trend yourself. Something like our Egyptian home journal
will be a truly unique item that you can rest assured nobody else will put into that stocking.
A small gargoyle sculpture or one of our knight statues will also accomplish the same goals of a unique stocking stuffer that is sure to be remembered. Our Picc-A-Dilly gargoyle set
is one that will have your recipient laughing for days after they open it.
When it comes to stocking stuffers, it is easy to get caught up in the same old thing every year. But why not choose one of our unique items for the same amount of money that you would spend otherwise? Gargoyles and knight items are popular all year round, and will last much longer in any home than holiday chocolate stuffed at the last minute will.
Monday, November 7, 2011
With everyone still recalling epic moments in the Royal Wedding this year, an advent in royal themed home decor has begun. If you have always wanted to have a touch of royalty in your home, but thought you could never afford it, you may want to think again. Our selection of medieval home decor
will allow you to jump on the Royal bandwagon, and put a little touch of royal into the castle you call home. Here are some suggestions on just how to do that.
There simply is no other way to invest royalty into your home other than through a throne in itself. If however a throne is not exactly your style, you can still inject some royalty through one of our gorgeous knight statues in your entrance way, as this will surely delight any visitors into your home of the royalty that lie within.
A gargoyle sculpture or chandelier
is another way to embody the sense of royalty that pervaded the medieval era. This distinctive symbol certainly makes a royal statement without saying a word in the most subtle of ways.
If you loved the Royal Wedding and you love all of the opulence and elegance found in the royal palaces, there is no reason at all that you can’t have it yourself. Choose from our unique selections of medieval items, knight items, or Gothic and gargoyle pieces that will allow you to create your own personal royal touch in your castle.
Monday, November 7, 2011
If you have a knight in shining armour on your holiday gift giving list this year, you will want to honor him in style. When it comes to gift giving for that special man in your life, it can be so difficult to find just the right thing. How do you choose a gift that nobody else will give him, and that he doesn’t already own? Here we give you some truly unique ideas that we guarantee you will simply not already be found in his favorite man cave.Knight statues
are the perfect way to show him just what a knight in shining armour you think he is. As well, if you want to spruce up that man cave a little bit, what better way to do so than a table in medieval home decor
that symbolizes how much he appreciates his own castle domain?Gargoyle gifts
as well are a known symbol from the days of knighthood. These are symbols that will serve and protect any home, and will be a subtle reminder that as much as you appreciate your knight’s protection, a little gargoyle here or there will let him sleep in peace as well.
When it comes to buying gifts for the special man in your life, our holiday selection ensures that your limit is only your imagination. We have gifts for knights in every budget and for every title deserving of royalty.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
When it comes to the gothic or medieval era in terms of decorating, many people wonder how anyone could find this beautiful in their home. The truth is that the gothic era was one of the most impressive when it comes to beauty, and it can be replicated in even the most contemporary design themes. Here we will talk about how the gothic era came to be, and by doing so illustrate why it is still so popular today.
The Gothic era was all about impressing the audience. Modern day did not invent the notion of “keeping up with the Joneses” as those in the Gothic era were always trying to one up those in the classes below. Gothic tables
that went above and beyond standard decor themes with intricate detailing and sturdy long lasting structure were used as focal pieces in a room to showcase wealth and stature.
Cathedrals and religious buildings such as churches in the 15th century added to the impressive nature of gothic decor. Most of the craftsmanship in the 15th century gothic pieces or knight statues
would be handled by monks, who would take great care and attention to the intricate detailing of the pieces used for decor purposes.
Because the gothic era spanned almost ten centuries, you have a lot of timeline to play with when incorporating these intricate detailing into your own home. Knights, castles, and gargoyle figurines
are all being subtly used today to revive the gothic era in the most elegant of contemporary design.
Monday, October 17, 2011
When you hear the terms gothic and medieval as they relate to home decor, it can be very easy to conjure up dark foreboding images that may not seem relevant in an interior design you are trying to “cheer up”. However medieval and gothic decor is not nearly as creepy as it sounds, and today we are going to talk about how simple elements like strategically placed gothic tables
can add an element of regality to your home without creating a haunted house look.
Decor from the medieval era is gaining popularity as a result of the British Royal Family gaining popularity again in the modern world. The medieval era took place between the 5th and 15th centuries and was marked by castles, weapons, and gothic art. The art in this era mixed both Roman and German motifs with gothic figurines
and symbols adding religious elements to art decor and interior design.
Today, these symbols can be cleverly implemented into even the most contemporary setting. If you have a fireplace in your home, the simple addition of knight statues
such as our fireplace ensemble can be all you need to add an element of medieval times to your home.
When it comes to recreating the royal look of the medieval era, you can do so without going overboard. The simple addition of a table, figurine, or statue is all you need to implement medieval times without becoming a part of the Adams Family.
Monday, October 10, 2011
If you are thinking of incorporating some Egyptian elements into your home, it can be very easy to fall into the trap of turning your home into a temple. Who can resist the gold and splendor of this era? It’s an easy mistake to make, particularly when faced with such an affordable collection. Before you turn your home into a shrine for Pharaohs, here are some tips on decorating the Egyptian way in the 21st century.
The easiest way to start with your Egyptian motif is to begin with your accent pieces. You might be surprised at how easy it is to create an Egyptian design through the simple addition of some Egyptian art
such as a wall sculpture or some cleverly placed Egyptian decorations
. It’s easy to fill a room quickly with these masterpieces, but you want to avoid this very thing. Too many faces or eyes looking down from the wall can make a guest feel slightly claustrophobic. Simplify with accent pieces against neutral colors to avoid this intense effect.
Another way to incorporate Egyptian into your style without going overboard is to take advantage of the symbolism of the era. You can add a pop of Egyptian symbols in a table runner or with very subtle accents displaying the significance of the symbols from this bygone time. A touch of regality with some knight statues is a gothic twist on the Egyptian royalty, and will add a quirky element to your design theme.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
We are still just a few weeks from Halloween and now when we think of medieval décor we tend to think of things that are not glorious like our knight statues, but are on the creepier side. Certainly if you are entertaining during this time of year you need to have some representation of the grim reaper in your bathroom! That’s right, we are proud to present the Grim Reaper Sculptural Bath Tissue Tyrant
; finally the reaper has found something constructive to do. He will stare at your guests from his skull and offer them the necessities from his skeletal hands.
Well nothing says creepy like a gargoyle and we have the best collection of gargoyle figurines around. Whether for Halloween or as a permanent guy to guard your family room, you can’t go wrong with Goliath the Gargoyle Sculpture
. He appears to be napping and his ugly face is at rest, but at about a foot tall and fully detailed this gargoyle is ready to jump to your defense or maybe even at you.
We have all types of furniture in our collections and the favorites with medieval fans are our Gothic tables and other Gothic furniture. Now, we also have a stunning piece to put on top of these tables and that is the Dark Shadows Gargoyle Sculptural Lamp
. This lamp stands over a foot tall and is a 360 degree sculpture. The artist has detailed the gargoyle’s wide wings which are wrapped around him and he rises up in great splendor above the bulb. What a shadow he casts!
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Now that you have begun your gift shopping, you need to carefully browse our marble busts for sale collection for something unique yet surprisingly affordable. One such item that is just perfect for your friends or relatives that love heraldry and medieval décor, this is the Heraldic Lion of Chiminees Iron Statue
. The statue created from foundry iron is of the lion of heraldry that appears on so many knights’ shields. He has a bronze finish and is rearing up on a white marble stand over a foot tall. This is a beautiful and very affordable gift for anyone.
We have more items done in foundry iron that would make wonderful gifts for anyone that loves knight statues. Right now at a great sale price we have a humorous knight called Elmo the Scowling Italian Knight Authentic Foundry Iron Casting
. Initially he sits on your desk rather like a knight paperweight full of himself and then when you lift his face shield, he gives you a nasty look and has great storage space for your pencils and other desk items. Have you gotten your boss anything yet?
There are more pieces of wall sculpture on sale now, especially for all the fans of our garden fairy statue
. We have brought some fairies inside and infused them with wonderful colorful wings to create the Twin Fairies Mirrored Wall Sculpture. The mirror is about 17” tall and is surrounded by two gorgeous intricate fairies on either side. These fairies have fiery wings that spread out in a glorious frame. This is a great gift, not too large for anyone and now at just the right price.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Design Toscano is the place for extraordinary statues, like our popular Bigfoot statue. We have just the perfect extraordinary statue for Halloween and fall and that is our Harvest of Evil Garden Scarecrow Statue
. Crows will not be the only things frightened when this skeletal guy is raised in your garden. Standing over 2 ft. tall this scarecrow seems to be a cross between a zombie and a skeleton and he’s never been down the Yellow Brick Road.
There are so many elephant collectors around that we have increased our collection from outdoor elephant statues
to some very intriguing indoor statues and wonderful wall sculptures, all celebrating the elephant. If you have an elephant lover on your gift list they might enjoy the Elephant Sculptural Wall Sconce. This one foot wide sconce is a well detailed sculpture of an elephant head with his big floppy ears holding a candle sconce in his trunk. This is perfect for someone who enjoys something different, but it is not exceptionally large as a wall sculpture.
Now with the summer ending and the fall beginning many of our glorious sculptures for outside are on sale. For the medievalist, we have many dragon statues and one of them is Sir Gawain’s Dragon Sculpture
. Sir Gawain was one of the Knights of the Round Table and this fierce dragon looks like he has been captured and chained up by the knight. He is perfect protection for any house or even castle.
Monday, September 26, 2011
This is not only Halloween season, but it is also the beginning of the gift buying season and we have some wonderful items, such as our great knight statues, which are appropriate for both seasons. The tradition of a small “secret Santa” gift is popular in workplaces and the Dungeon Dragon Computer Companion
is the perfect item for the dragon fantasy lover at work. This little dragon is sculpted with his usual sense of detail and precision by artist Liam Manchester. He is hand painted green, yellow and some purple scales; as with all dragons he likes shiny things and has possession of an orb. The best part is that his price is just right.
Delving once again into the collections that make great gifts, we have some special items for those who love our outdoor elephant statues and all elephants in general. The Anjan the Elephant Jali Sculpture
is exquisitely detailed in the “Jali” style of colonial India. It is 10” high and can only be found at Design Toscano.
Now is the time to decorate your yard for Halloween in the same perfect manner that you did for summer season. This time though instead of our lovely stone garden angel you need to search for something perhaps a little stranger or “alien”. That’s right we have Roswell the Alien Sculpture
ready to land in your yard. Once again artist Liam Manchester designs the bizarre and this little alien stands almost 2 ft. tall. He’s done with great detail and we’re not quite sure exactly where the artist saw him.