November 2, 2009

A Touch of Tuscany

Walking into a Tuscan space is like being kissed by a sunset and wrapped up in candlelight. These interiors and their marigold shades never fail to touch my heart and warm my soul.
My parents' home was done in this style, so it's also wonderfully familiar and comforting to me. Each time I go home, I'm am delighted by the eloquence with which which their old world decor communicates elegance, maturity, and grace.

Of course there is the romance and luxury of it that I succumb to. I am fortunate enough to have a very lovely memory of staying in a bedroom just like this during a weekend getaway to Pienza Tuscany when I lived in Rome. It is one of my fondest memories of my time in Italy.

And again, I am reminded that  the strength with which we are drawn to a space is tightly bound to the depth of the memory or emotion it conjures...

*interiors via House Beautiful, platter via Vietri, paint color is Benjamin Moore in Marigold, chandelier via Ballard Design, fabric via Pierre Frey

24 comments:

Fee-AMore said...

These are grand. The feel of romance and luxury are so inviting.

Arianna Belle said...

I love how you write that it's like being kissed by a sunset and wrapped up in candlelight. So beautifully expressed and so true.

Queen of Cashmere said...

The golden glow is wonderful. Your post makes me think that it has been too long since I have visited Italy and stirs my wanderlust.
Also, doesn't that marvelous platter just scream out for homemade pasta and friends to share it with?

Dragonfly said...

Sigh ..... so lovely :-)

Inspiration in Italy said...

What a great memory and a beautiful post, love! I absolutely love these photos and Tuscan interiors...so warm and elegant and yet cheerful and comforting. I also love that bed in particular, simple and gorgeous!

Baci ;) xx
Rachel

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

so lovely it makes me want to be there right now! have a wonderful week!

Miss Always Carried Away said...

awe! beautiful! I just love this bed!!! Very chic and elegant but still it gives you an impression of coziness. Simply beautiful.

Couture Cookie said...

I would love it if my apartment looked like this... both of these interiors are incredibly elegant! Especially the first one!

Jaime said...

So pretty- love Tuscany!

Brandi said...

Tuscany sounds so nice and these photos are lovely. I may actually be heading there this summer -- my boyfriend's cousin has a villa in some tiny little Tuscan town which is known for its natural hot spring baths. I haven't had a vacation in several years -- I think Tuscany will be exactly what I need.

In Honor Of Design said...

ahh I feel warmer and cozier just looking at these pictures. So breathtaking.

Taylor Sterling said...

So beautiful! I love it!

Dobbygirl said...

Beautiful (especially on a cloudy day - need a little sunshine down here in GA). Thanks for the nice comment in regards to my bro - Chicago boy makes good (so far) in LA :o)

Sarah Klassen said...

Crystal -- this is so beautiful!

I really enjoy the rooms you have showcased -- such a sense of warmth and ease...the wall in image 02 is so perfectly patina-ed, as is all of the decor. So timeless and warm.

Pienza Tuscany must have been such a delight! :) I totally understand what you mean about being drawn to something by moments that are so memorable and close to heart. I have no doubt that you will visit again...

Hope you have a splendid Monday*

sharon taftian interior design said...

Makes me want to rent Under the Tuscan Sun and fantasize about life in the Italian countryside.

Simply Colette said...

Oh i love it! :) Hope you had a Happy Halloween!

xoxo

Blair said...

Well said and beautifully shown! Happy Monday Crystal. xx

Pragya said...

ooooh!! enchanting!

Loving life in Southern California! said...

Nice blog post, Crystal! I really like your layout!

::levina:: said...

lovely post. great way to start the week.

btw...you're blog is great!

OceanDreams said...

Oh I love this theme, such beautiful interiors! Thanks so much for finding and joining my blog, I will be sure be following yours. I am currently considering getting into interior design. :)

Creategirl said...

beautifully said!!

Adrienne S. said...

These rooms are so breezy and gorgeous, and you are so right when you say that part of their allure is the feeling they bring up in us. Lovely!

Anonymous said...

I need a Riddle ASAP! i know this sounds extreamly werid but i need a riddle. Dont ask why just give me something!! thanks!









































[url=http://www.thedaytheearthstoodstill.org/]the day the earth stood still[/url]

Related Posts Widget for Blogs by LinkWithin