I wrote an article fairly recently talking about how my ideal style of property is the old-world estate style.
Since I happen to be an interior designer, I legitimately shouldn’t have put it out there that my “favorite” style is the old-world estate home style, however it’s sincerely the truth.
I totally appreciate 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 lady from a large Italian family, the old-world estate is the glamorous homestyle of “the aged country”. If you’re the type of person who is hoping to flip your property or redecorate in the old-world estate aesthetic, I’m giving you fair warning. This style does not work in a contemporary property. The old-world estate style is a single one of the few property styles that requires the property’s architecture to match. There’s nothing worse than seeing a modern, cape cod style property with an old-world estate interior. You sincerely do not want to do that. But, if your property 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 actually must have is a clay roof. If you’re not willing to shell out the cash for some clay tiles, then just stay 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 property. You will want custom leather sofas, custom leather chairs and you’ll want the leather to be a matching custom furniture set. I definitely hope this has helped you!