Sunday, July 11, 2010

Tuscan Dreams

Hello Friends!
As home decor' lovers we all have a dream
home we would like to own someday don't we?
Join me for a few inspiring photos I found.
Isn't this beautiful? I love the glowing warmth.
Whoever owns this home must really enjoy it.
Look at the high beams, arches and large island.
Can you imagine the dinner parties here?
Wow! Look at that amazing chandy and fireplace.
The thing I adore about the tuscan style is the warm feeling.
Even though this room is really large it still feels welcoming.
What a pretty and private patio.
It must be like hanging out in a treehouse.
Can you imagine living here? This is just gorgeous.
I would like to visit Italy one day.
Have you seen this movie?
If not you will soon love Tuscany too.
It is really wonderful!
What's your favorite home style?
Have a fantastic week!

62 comments:

Shelia said...

Wow! That is a gorgeous home! I can't imagine living in something like this!
Yes, I've seen that movie and it's a cute one. I love Diane Lane! Love you too and hope you've had a great weekend.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lisa said...

What a beautiful home! I can certainly see why this is your dream home! Your things would look beautiful in it.:)

Julie Harward said...

This is such a beautiful home and style. I have seen the movie, a couple of times. I do love this style and some of many others too. I am a lover of many styles...our home is kind of rustic/farm house style..but i love a bit of everything, except modern! Good luck with your dream. :D

Kimberly said...

I love the movie Under the Tuscan Sun!! Hope you having a good Sunday Melissa! I went to Kirklands...doing a post soon!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Loved the movie, it was wonderful. I love big rooms, tall windows and very high ceilings and I am happy. I will change the rest to fit what I want. Right now I am really all about an Old World look with very mixed accessories. Love it. Your pictures are gorgeous and yes, I would love to have this wonderful house. Hugs, Marty

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

One of my favorite looks too. My daughter works for doctors that jusd built a new office, Tuscan style. It is gorgeous and looks more like a house than a doctors office, two fireplaces in the waiting roommm...Just beautiful

Denise said...

I love the Tuscan style too, that living room with the lovely terracotta colors is just my kinda thing. I love that movie too, haven't seen it in a while.
Have a great Sunday. :)
hugs
Denise

Gypsy Heart said...

Absolutely fabulous home! I can't tell you how many times I've watched this movie ~ just love it.

blessings,
Pat

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

What a beautiful spot! I can certainly see why you would want to live there...perfect!

Enjoy!
Cathy

~Kristen~ said...

Under The Tuscan Sun is one of my most favorite movies!!! I have always been in love with the warm Tuscan style!

Charlotte said...

so pretty!!!! I love it!!! Love that movie!!

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

What a gorgeous home!! I think I'm already in love with Tuscany :) Wishing your dreams come true in the very near future :) Have a great evening!

Debbie said...

I love that home and could move in ...anytime!

And yes, I've seen the movie and also read the book. I think we have similar taste.

Blessings,
Debbie

Kathysue said...

Gorgeous home Melissa, you need to move to Napa California, this is exactly what you will find there. My favorite style home is not big and grand but modest. I love a 1930-40s vintage Kraftsman cottage. Simple and charming that is my fav.Kathysue

Beth at Aunties said...

I felt like I just visted a Tuscany dream home with a gracious hostess.
Our son live in Italy for 2 years and LOVED it. I now love to eat his fabulous Italian cooking:)
I can't count how many times we have watched this movie and enjoyed greatly.
Married to an architect I tend to enjoy many different styles, except Tuscan is one of my favorite.
You look fantastic and congratulations on your weightloss... I was cheering you on and it was fun to see all you accomplished. It gave me some hope of someday accomplishing the same thing:)~♥

Debbie said...

Ahhh...yes indeed these are all dreamy!!~ Great pics to share with us Melissa!~

Richella said...

Oh, what a beautiful place! I can see why you find these photos inspiring. And although most of us can't live in a house quite so grand, we can all work to make our own homes warm and inviting, can't we?

Melanie said...

I wouldn't know what to do with something so grand! They are all beautiful. Have a great week.

Pamela said...

I keep meaning to watch that movie. I need to tell The Hubster to get it for me. That home is gorgeous. My fave are the beams in the kitchen! They are to die for! Thanx for sharing Melissa!

Margo said...

I love the first house - the outside and the symmetry - amazing! My dream house is similar, with an atrium in the middle and lots of pretty iron accents.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful and inspiring photos!! I love that movie... as soon as I watched it I told my husband I wanted to visit Tuscany so much! :)

Jennifer said...

I love it Melissa!!!

Jemsmom said...

Beautiful pictures! We have been fortunate enough to travel to Italy several times. My in-laws actually lived there for a couple of years. I swear the picture of the house in the background looks like theirs. The difference is they had vineyards all in their back yard! They rented a farm house from the 1700's that was still owned by a count and countess that owned the vineyard. It was amazing!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Melissa~We love the Tuscan look sooo much, that hubby laid a beautiful terracotta colored paved foundation and set a pergola on it. Bringing a touch a Italy to our back yard. We've started to add a few cast iron seating pieces to the mix. It has (affectionately) been christened with the name *Tuscany*.
It's our favored spot to enjoy... wine, cheese and antipasto.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

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Anna said...

I'm happy you love Italy.Tuscany is really beautiful,my brother lives there. Have a nice week,Anna.

Liz said...

What wonderful eye-candy! I am in love with Tuscan style ANYTHING!! =) Thanks for sharing and I hope you had a great weekend! ~Liz

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I am going to rent that movie! I think I like the Tuscan style because of the rich colors.

Jenglamgirl said...

all of it is gorg. I would love a beautiful French Country home. Wrap around porch big thick white beams, a red door... and LOTS of space inside. This home you are showing is gorg. Hope all is well, take care sweet friend, Hugs, Jenn

Jenglamgirl said...

P.S. I DREAAAAAAAAAAAAM of visiting Italy one day too. I will have to watch that movie as well. Any love movie with Italy in it... I love. One fav. is "Only You" ;) Jenn

KATHY said...

Hi Melissa, What beautiful homes.I love the tuscan style. It's so warm and inviting...Kathy

Melissa said...

I simply can't decide what my dream home would be....a small cottage with immaculate surroundings inside and out, a Tuscan Villa with all the warmth of your dream home or an old farmhouse with a wraparound porch and 100 years of history. Any of them would be fabulous!

Many Blessings,
M.

PS - Your dream home is lovely!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous!!!! I can see why you love it...it looks like you're style, Melissa!

Connie said...

I think I'm in love with the Tuscan homes! Love the green rolling hills too!
My son and DIL are looking for homes. I got to accompany them in their search! I don't think I'll go any more. After seeing these homes, everything else looks pretty lame!

New England Girl said...

I LOVE these photos! They are all so undeniably gorgeous and absolutely perfect. They certainly brought a smile to my face (especially the second one). As for the movie, I have seen it and love it. I hope you do get to Italy someday... you will never want to come back!

heartfelt living said...

Oh, I love that movie...one of my favorites.
And the house is just beautiful! Love,love the kitchen.
Visiting Italy would be a dream come true. My grandfather is from Rome and I have so many relatives there. Maybe someday. : )
Have a great week sweet friend,
Karen

Sharon said...

I love the homes you have chosen, they are all so pretty and big. I think your home is just lovely and decorated so well but it is fun to dream a little.

Happy@Home said...

That is a beautiful home and the patio is lovely too.
I love to watch the Italian chefs on tv and think the food they prepare looks so fresh and delicious. I would also love to visit Italy. It seems like it would be a feast for the senses.
I have seen the movie and read the book too. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love that style home, too, Melissa. I love wood beams in a room. I wish we had put them in our great room. I love that movie. It is one of my favs.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

The home is lovely. However, I really am content with my simple little home. I used to yearn for that sort of thing..but no more. :)
Actually, it feels good to not WANT anymore. It really is a lovely home and yes, I have seen Under The Tuscan Sun. :)

Wait! I've changed my mind~! I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A HOME LIKE THAT! :) What on earth was I thinking!!

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

Those pictures are absolutely gorgeous!

A Hint of Home said...

Beautiful home and furnishings.
Love all the photos.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Melissa,

This home is beautiful and I can see why it is your dream house.
The photos are lovely.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Nancy from OHIO said...

Love Looking at pictures from Tuscany. Everything in your home would go so nicely in a Tuscan home! I loved the picture of the Tuscan Hills... beautiful! Nancy from OHIO
PS... I went to see Bon Jovi with a few girlfriends last eve. OH MY GOSH! Fantastic! He has aged like a fine wine from Tuscany!! :)

Tracey said...

It's so nice to meet you Melissa, and thanks for your kind comments about my blog! I love that movie and that kitchen is to die for! I can just see me in there, sipping wine while cooking ;o) Have a great day! ((HUGS))

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Beautiful home...that kitchen is to die for. Love it. The movie is great and I love the home in all it's rustic beauty.

wendy said...

Hi there....found you on Java's blog....Over 40
It is always fun to visit new people and learn from them
YES that place is gorgeous.
I live in a 950 square foot country home on a quarter section.
THAT PLACE IS HUGE.
The scenery is fantastic.
I have a secret wish to visit Santorini Greece someday

Bette said...

I've never seen that movie. That is one beautiful home.

Kelly said...

Melissa, that is a beautiful house! I saw that movie, I was so wishing I was her when I first saw it. ;)

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

It's certainly beautiful! I'd get lost in that big place.
Brenda

Manuela@TPOH said...

That's one of my favorite movies! I was at the library today and got "Every Day in Tuscany" by Frances Mayes and can't wait to read it!

Manuela

Tam said...

That house is amazing! I use to (when I was very YOUNG) cut out pictures of lamps or other decor that I wanted one. I had a little album of different houses and such and furniture. LOL


I have seen that movie and well I am ready to re-create that movie in my life! LOL

Bringing Pretty Back said...

I love that movie ... it was so beautiful!
That photo of that kitchen is heavenly!
Have a pretty night!
Kristin

Beth@The Stories of A2Z said...

Gorgeous, warm and inviting! I love old world charm!

Lori said...

Melissa
Oh Tuscany is fabulous, I'd move there in a heartbeat! There is a book, "1000 Days in Tuscany." Fabulous read! Take care, love, Lori

The Stylish House said...

Hi Melissa,
Love that private deck area! I watched Under The Tuscan Sun over the weekend while I did some ironing. I had seen it before, but it's a sweet movie.
Hugs, Cathy

Liz said...

I did see that movie! And I did loved her villa that she was redoing. This is a serious dream home! :) Beautiful!

I think my dream home would be an English Tudor.
~Liz

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Val said...

Simply Fabulous.

Kristi said...

What a beautiful home!!!! I love all the beams in the rooms too!

I have been wanting to see this movie for YEARS! I think I'm going to finally watch it now that you have posted this!

Oh and THANK YOU for putting me in your blog of the week!! How sweet youa re! :)
xoxo

Sandra said...

Oh my gosh! What a beautiful homeI love the tuscan style! Well I like all kinds of styles:) I am marveling at all the beauties in this home though! Aaah, in my dreams I can have a house like this. :)
How's your summer so far? Ours is very humid at this time.
Blessings,
Sandra

Jay said...

It looks like also one of my dream home. You can't really resist the beauty of such lovely home.
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