Good morning! Today I’m talking about one of my favourite films, “Under the Tuscan Sun”. I mean who hasn’t had a time in their lives where they wanted to run away and buy a villa in Tuscany? Not only is this film set in a beautiful location with a great storyline, but I loved watching the transformation of the villa as she makes it her own. I love movies where either the location or spaces in the movies are a character themselves. SJP always said that New York City was the fifth character in “Sex and the City”, and I feel similarly about the villa in this movie.
The Synopsis (of sorts):
After going through a divorce, she buys a run down villa in Tuscany on a whim….
She does some renos….
And lots of cleaning….
And makes it cozy…
She learns to cook…
She enjoys her balcony…
And makes new friends and drinks lots of wine.
Ok, so there is a lot more to it than that but you get the gist. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it. And I loved the laid-back attitude in both the Italian lifestyle as well as in the decor. Rustic materials, with muted colours paired with a few pops of colour thrown in. Here is my take on a Tuscan-inspired room:
1. Italian Wood and Iron Chandelier, Circa Antiques via One Kings Lane 2. Clay tiles by Stoneshield 3. Portou Oak Armchair by Rathwood Furniture 4. Lytton Cocktail Table by Vanguard Furniture 5. Atelier Chesterfield Anthropologie 6. Missoni Pillow 7. Benjamin Moore Desert Green Paint Colour 8. Tuscan Landscape by Marlene Robbins
Oh and did I mention you can rent the Villa Bramasole where Under the Tuscan Sun was filmed as a vacation home…..if you decide to do that, please note that if required I could fit in a really large suitcase (take me with you!).
AND, now I’m craving wine….