The Story Continues: Game of Thrones, the Essence of Westeros

If you always wanted to make your home a castle in the style of Game of Thrones, we have everything you could want and more. With just a few statement pieces, you can keep the excitement and adventure alive and take control of Westeros with your decorating. “That’s what I do: I drink and I […]

The Ongoing Mysteries of Venus De Milo

“The Venus de Milo is an accidental masterpiece. Her lack of arms makes her strange and dreamlike.”– Johnathan Jones, The Guardian, 2015 How did one of the most famous works of ancient Greek sculpture come to be known as the “Venus de Milo?” The story goes like this: in 1820 a local farmer on the […]

Haunting Halloween Gallery from Design Toscano

“Double double toil and trouble; Fire burn and caldron bubble.” – William Shakespeare, Macbeth The witching hour approaches and now is the time to set the stage for the eeriest Halloween ever! To throw a spirited celebration, crate a bewitching pathway, or design the scariest front porch ever; you need to check out Toscano’s extensiveHalloween […]

5 Elegant Pieces of Art for Your Office Walls

It’s true most of us learn to see the world through our eyes, but art helps us see the world through our hearts. Art also makes the world go around. It transforms a room, evokes a wide range of emotions and allows us to experience a spectacular world beyond our wildest dreams! Every time an […]

New Autumn Décor from Basil Street Gallery

“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn is a mosaic of the all.” – Stanley Horowitz Basil Street Gallery, a diverse and comprehensive catalog of fine interior décor, extraordinary objets d’art and replica antiques, has recently been expanded and now this extensive collection is featured on Design Toscano’s website. Presented […]

New Autumn Décor from Design Toscano

“Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.” –Anonymous 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 […]

The Crystal Palace

The desire to embellish our homes with art was born in an ornate palace of crystal… Design Toscano is proud to offer many of the objects that first captured the imagination of the world in the lovely Crystal Palace in the park. Deemed the eighth wonder of the world by some, to the Victorians of […]

Fountain How-To Series: Part 7 – Maintaining & CLEANING Your Fountain

Fast fact: Water in dreams symbolizes emotions. Regular cleaning is necessary for extending the life of your fountain. The first important thing to remember is to keep your fountain clear; scoop out debris like leaves and seeds to keep the pump from clogging and running too hard. Always use a material appropriate cleaner: metal cleaner […]

A Fig Leaf For A Queen

“Man is the measure of all things.” –Protagoras A little noticed case on the back of the plinth of a replica of Michelangelo’s “David” in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London caused the art world to be turned on its ear. Here is the incredible “cover-up” story behind that Victorian inspired case. The National Gallery, […]

Hypnotized by Feathers: Our love for the peacock as home and garden décor

“The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most.” –John Ruskin We’ve all heard the phrase “proud as a peacock” but these colorful birds are only displaying what nature has granted them. The males’ stunning jewel-toned feathers have long been admired in legend, myth and lore. The peacock is the oldest ornamental […]