“Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.”
As summer slowly slides into fall — my favorite time of the year — we have a lot to look forward to. And now it has gotten even more exciting as I just recently attended the Design Toscano Autumn New Product Launch. The Product Development team introduced the latest print catalog and showed everyone all the new products that Design Toscano is offering this Fall and Halloween season. You can see our new catalog too, just sign up here.
All of Design Toscano’s employees took the time to attend — from the office staff to the people that take and fill your orders — so everyone on staff can help answer your questions!
We were shown and discussed new products across all categories: furniture, wall décor, indoor and outdoor statues which will appear in the autumn, halloween and holiday catalogs, as well as some brand new website exclusives.
The first piece that we all agreed was so amazing that I needed to bring to your attention is a grand “wow” piece from the furniture department. It is the Contessa Stylish Baroque Throne Chair (AF51553) and is it ever fit for a queen! Available only from Design Toscano, this hand-carved mahogany antique replica throne chair stands almost six-feet tall and it is draped with creamy velvet upholstery and hand finished in a rich gold leaf. This stunning showpiece is a standout in any setting.
Alpacas have become a huge decorating trend and Toscano is offering a unique exclusive, the Alfred the Alpaca at Your Service Sculptural Butler Table (KY712167). Alfred the butler, masterfully sculpted, stands proud and poised, holding a tray while wearing a pair of gold wire eyeglasses and an adorable Victorian vest, coat and cravat. Alfred will greet your guests with style, hold a drink and charm the whole family for a long time to come.
Cocktail hour never looked as good as when it is realized with this amazing piece: Italian World Map Cocktail Bar Steamer Trunk (WL4001). This steamer trunk traveled the world to find its way into Toscano’s collection. Open it to reveal a full sized, double-sided bar with five drawers for linen and barware, a wine rack and multiple places for storing glassware and bottles. Not only does it close and roll away, the Italian World Map Cocktail Bar Steamer Trunk was a winner with the staff and it makes magnificent design inspiration for your home.
Gothic and dragon lovers will be amazed by the ultimate lighting fixture, the Four Dragons of the Cardinal Directions Hanging Chandelier (PD61517) that will outshine any everyday lighting. Adorn your castle with this hanging focal point sculpted with four powerful dragons supporting five glowing glass globes suspended from almost two feet of chain. Light up the night!
Design Toscano offers hundreds of Egyptian sculptures, furniture pieces and functional works of Egyptian art — I have quite a few of them — but I think I need to add a pair of the wonderfully detailed Royal Cat Goddess Bastet Table Lamp (CL7548) to my collection. The cats of Egypt were viewed as magical creatures capable of bring good luck as they wandered about the house and garden and Bastet the Egyptian cat goddess was known as a protectress of women, so Bastet basking in the glow of the lamplight will cast its own circle of warmth.
“Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the 1st of September was crisp and golden as an apple.” –J.K. Rowling
Now that fall is approaching and we are collecting the fruits of our labor as the weather turns cooler, this is the time to start planning and shift our focus indoors and ahead to the holidays, parties, and guests.
I’m sure you will have a wonderful time perusing the Design Toscano Autumn catalog and the website while discovering our extensive collection of new products and existing treasures, and I trust you’ll find something in its pages to amaze or awaken you to new interests.
Check the website for all the new products available!
Posted by Sue Mell