Interview Series: Gothic Artist Gary Chang

People are always asking, “Where do we get our ideas?” Our Design Toscano buyers search all around the world discovering unique antiques and incredible artists with distinctive ideas and innovative sculptures. We at Design Toscano took some time to sit down with acclaimed dragon and gargoyle artist Gary Chang to find out more about the […]

Design Toscano Garden Statues have a Rich History

Have you ever wondered how and why artists began to produce copies of figurines, wall sculptures and statues in three dimensions? Since ancient times plaster had been used to replicate art and sculptures to honor gods, study human and animal anatomy, and to produce masks, taken from the living and dead to capture the image […]

How to See More Hummingbirds with Garden Decor

It’s June and it’s a wonderful time of year to enjoy the outdoors. We take advantage of the warm, summer weather by spending more time in local parks, going camping, and doing other, fun outdoor activities. Although we often take vacations at this time of year, we don’t really need to travel very far to […]

How to Create a Tropical Backyard

It’s Memorial Day! We hope that everyone is enjoying this holiday and kicking off the summer season with family and friends. Many of us also mark the beginning of summer by decorating the backyard with a variety of sculptures and garden decor. Whether we happen to decorate the backyard today or plan on doing that […]

Five Tips for a Successful Garage Sale

As we gear up for summer, there’s one chore that some of us need to take care of before we truly kick off the garden season. The new, warm weather offers a chance to get all of that unwanted stuff out of storage and sell it right out of the garage. It’s also a good […]

Do Dragons Have a Place in Modern Times?

Dragons! These mythical beasts captivate us with tales of their power, intelligence, cunning capability, and frightening reptilian appearance. Although no one has ever seen a live, fire-breathing dragon, what is it about these mythical creatures that we find so intriguing? No matter how much time we spend searching for dragons, we are never going to […]

Ideas to Mark Memorial Day, 2016

On May 30th, we will be marking a federal holiday established to remember American soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Known as Memorial Day, this holiday also acts as the official start of summer. It’s a very special day that we usually spend with family and friends, while the kids celebrate the end of another […]

Choosing an Outdoor Garden Water Fountain for the Backyard

Summer garden decor season has nearly arrived and this means that folks who spend a lot of time in the backyard need to make some serious decisions. One choice involves the decor that may or may not still be in storage. If those sculptures and other decor items are still in the attic or garage, […]

Five Tips for Showcasing Favorite Garden Statuary and Decor

Favorite decor can take many shapes and forms. Although beauty is in the eye of the beholder, if there is one thing that unites favorite garden decor, it’s the high quality of the decor in question. A garden sculpture or other decor item often becomes a favorite when it shows a certain rare character, beautiful, […]

FAQs About Stained Glass Decor

Art has also functioned as decor throughout history. Much of that decor has taken the form of sculptures and paintings that decorated the halls and plazas of ancient temples and estates. In present times, many of those works of art can be seen in the Louvre and other museums, as well as in Gothic cathedrals. […]