The appearance of brown terracotta tiles, cypresses and green expanses of hills, antique-looking bricks, coarsely finished wood and mosaic touches are among the most striking design features of one of the most beautiful regions in Italy and the world in general – Tuscany.
The popular province is full of green spaces with small houses with red-tiled roofs embedded in the background. Agriculture in this region is largely based on the grape vineyards that foster a rich wine industry. The preservation of the past and the respect given to villages and towns in this region, which have stood in place since the Middle Ages, give it a picturesque touch, in an ancient, less industrialized and more crude, primal tone. This is true of everything that makes up the house and its surroundings – fields and vineyards surround the house, which is made of ancient bricks, paved with terracotta tiles and authentic illustrated tiles, courtyards that combine mosaic tables and lemon trees, kitchens that are free of formality, warm, the kind that invite work – and combine cladding with an unpolished look.
Tuscan covered courtyard paved with terra cotta tiles // Photo: Courtesy of Ruhama Sharon
Tuscan cuisine by Gorenje, photo: PR
Clay roster in natural terracotta shade of Soltam, photo: PR
Green as a motif that characterizes the region is expressed in the wall colors and hints at textiles such as kitchen towels, upholstery of chair seats and more. Tuscan is almost synonymous with local. These are residents who preserve traditional agriculture, manual production techniques, which can be met mainly in the terra cotta tiles and bricks that are produced in many places by hand. Something about the unsophisticated simplicity that lets progress pass the villages without entering them, retains a great deal of authenticity and fidelity to the original.
There's nothing like jumping into Tuscany to breathe a different air, but between jumps, you can get inspiration for designing your private space with different motifs. To create the atmosphere, it's important to have a presence for the style and sources of inspiration – just one pitcher won't really do the job, but not much else.
You can choose several points and address them. if
Tuscan bathroom space with terra cotta tiles by Ruhama Sharon // Photo: Courtesy of Ruhama Sharon
A rustic-looking wooden urn by Gala Home Shufersal, photo: PR
Tuscany-inspired harvest bouquets by Gala Home Shufersal, photo: PR
You can decide, for example, to cover the kitchen wall with emeritus-colored brick tiles in an antique look, also incorporate terra cotta jugs on the island, and maybe even renew the balcony flooring with authentic terra cotta tiles, and place a colorful mosaic table on them, so the Tuscan look will stand out and do the job. If you want to invest a little more, you can make yourself a sukkah or gazebo and let a wild vine climb it, and plant dwarf cypresses on the edge of the lot.
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