Tuscan Spanish originated in the Mediterranean countries of Spain, Greece and Italy, and is often termed as “Spanish modernistic.” Mediterranean-style furniture and architecture ranges from simplistic to extremely ornate and formal pieces. Rustic wood tables, with ornately turned legs and feet; brass and iron hardware which is heavy and often burned or patinaed are a characteristic must. Textured wall finishes and deep rich patina is a common design detail. Come fall in love with Southwestern or Old World Spanish look, these design ideas will help you incorporate Spanish-style flair into your home.
Mediterranean colors vibrate with those of the blue sea and clear sky and can also include warm terra cotta, lavender and yellow, earthy hues that give a rich romantic feel. The rustic Tuscan color palette leans heavily on gorgeous russet oranges, earthy, unpretentious hues evocative of a sunset, copper and russet shades makes the decor incredibly romantic and flattering.
Mosaic tile designs are the personality of a Mediterranean interior. Bring the designs into your home like a mirror frame edged with tile or an antique door tabletop. You can also simulate the look of tile with a old rustic woods interspersed with stencils on walls.
Burnished bronze urns, filigree carved chests and wrought-iron cabinets create a Mediterranean look, but with a Moroccan influence. Rich embroidered textiles and colorful embroideries create a kaleidoscope of design. Moroccan curtains and silks add a lavish feel and are stunning wall treatments.
Several layers of paint and glaze create textured walls and antique rustic old doors add visual depth. Teak doors from India feature a rustic, old world look characterized by warm patinas and heavy metals studs creating a splendid Spanish feel. Barn doors with brass and iron accents, carved woods with rustic patinas and textiles with a feel of hand embroidered textures complete the Tuscan Villa.
Coffee and end tables made from old Indian doors and windows give a deep, rich warmth of something that's been around for a long time. The vibrant colors of Indian textiles like the handmade mirror cloth pillows and sheer gauzy curtains give the room an ethereal touch. Pashmina beddings with paisley motifs and jamavar designs reflect your cultural identity. Bone inlay cabinets and side tables embossed with brass, an old hope chest at the foot of the bed complete the rustic look. Antique carved doors and panels from India make beautiful unique headboards and barrier doorway arches seen in Spanish architecture.
You can create a unique Spanish Colonial dining room by visualizing a ceiling with old banjara textiles, the mirrors throwing off reflections onto the architectural columns that accent the doorway. Add a decorative element to the room with rich hued draperies that complement the rustic woods of the columns. The long Spanish-style bench made from old Indian Corbels is whimsical and yet gives a traditional feet setting the tone for the rest of the home.