Thursday, June 17, 2010

Italian Getaway

I've been getting the itch to pick up and travel to Italy as of late!  I love the Rustic/Tuscan feel that can be incorporated anywhere from Italy to California!

Ah, Venice!  I love the brightly colored buildings!  Lime-based paint is a great way to bring Italy into your home!  below is a picture of a blue lime-washed wall that would be beautiful in any room of the house!  Side-note: many Italians use blue in the kitchen to increase appetites!

terracotta tiles are a must! whether it be for the roof shingles or for the flooring!
Note the terracotta floors, chestnut beams and stone walls!

and finally, what is a true rustic Italian home without a pillared pergola to sit and enjoy some wine and company?!

Want to give your home an Italian makeover?? here are some paint suggestions!

Tuscan Primary Color Suggestions
Paint BrandYellowRedBlue
Benjamin MooreDorset GoldSienna ClayCovington Blue
Sherwin WilliamsGusto GoldRed TomatoCote d'Azur
BehrArizonaCherry CobblierSurfer

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