Homeowners choosing a Tuscan style for their new construction home enjoy a taste of the old world Europe even though they have all the refined elegance and conveniences of the modern world. When choosing an architectural style for your new construction luxury home in the Dallas, Fort Worth area, opt for Tuscan style homes if you like decorative ceilings with wood beams, stone or tile floors and mosaics that bring to mind the rolling vineyards of Italy. Your home will embody Tuscan charm and the history of the Italian Renaissance. Consider some tips for creating a home with exceptional elegance and style.
Creating a home with instant curb appeal
Tuscan style homes have instant curb appeal with classic columns, tiled roofs and sometimes terraces. When choosing an exterior color, choose hues reminiscent of an Italian sunrise or sunset such as orange and maroon. Incorporate a lot of texture in your home’s façade. As far as outdoor landscaping, choose a stunning pergola with native or Texas-friendly vines as well as manicured evergreens. For a Tuscan style, use brick pavers or cobblestones. Other ideas include wrought-iron fences and outdoor fountains.
Choosing sophisticated flooring
Insides your home, you are less likely to choose carpet or hardwood floors for a Tuscan-style home. So if you prefer laminate, hardwood or carpet, consider whether you plan to break tradition. The great thing about a custom home is you can do whatever you want with the flooring and walls. For Tuscan style, opt for tile floors with intricate patterns as well as marble inlay in a pattern called terrazzo. For walls, incorporate stucco or textured walls and mosaics.
Picking out the accessories and lighting
It is a pleasure for most owners to pick out the Tuscan lighting, décor, and accessories for their home as well as the kitchen appliance and cabinetry. Accessories include scrolls, distressed wood, and lamps that use a lot of marble and stone. For the kitchen, choose a backsplash in tile or stone. In the kitchen hang copper pot and wrought iron pendant lights. Use natural wood tones for cabinets that bring to mind the warm colors of the Tuscan landscape.
Other ideas for a Tuscan style home include brick walls, travertine tile, and beamed ceilings. At J. Lambert Custom Homes, we build Tuscan style homes in Dallas, Fort Worth area. Other popular home styles that we specialize in include French, Old World, Colonial, Mediterranean, and Castles. For more information about your luxury dream home in Dallas and Fort Worth, please contact us.