If you are willing to go for the clay tile, make sure that your custom furniture matches the home
I wrote an article recently talking about how my favorite style of home is the old-world estate style. Since I’m an interior designer, I probably shouldn’t have put it out there that my “favorite” style is the old-world estate home style, but it’s the truth. I love the earthy tones, archways, clay tiles and custom leather furniture that the old-world estate style offers (as I mentioned in my previous article). For me, as a woman from an Italian family, the old-world estate is the glamorous homestyle of “the old country”. If you’re someone who is hoping to flip your house or redecorate in the old-world estate aesthetic, be warned. This style does not work in a contemporary home. The old-world estate style is one of the few home styles that requires the home’s architecture to match. There’s nothing worse than seeing a modern, cape cod style home with an old-world estate interior. You do not want to do that. But, if your home has the bones for an old-world estate style, by all means make sure to have at least 2 key factors. The first thing you need is a clay tile roof. If you’re not willing to shell out the extra cash for the clay tiles, then just stick with the rustic meets transitional style (this will accomplish the Tuscan beauty aesthetic without that clay tile requirement). If you are willing to go for the clay tile, make sure that your custom furniture matches the home. You will want custom leather sofas, custom leather chairs and you’ll want the leather to be a matching custom furniture set. I hope this has helped you!