Ciao! I’m Diane Hendrickson. I’m the author and founder of Tuscan Decor. An entrepreneur at heart, I’ve spent most of my adult life starting my own businesses and doing my own thing. That includes this site, which I built from the ground up, over 16 years ago.
I’ve been married to my husband, Bob, for eighteen years. He’s a master carpenter, an electrician, and inventor. We share a love for beautiful design, flipping houses, and creating things from scratch. You’ll likely see him around some of my posts. We’re empty-nesters with one son, and a grand-baby on the way.
For years, I have had people ask me for advice about decorating. I finally decided to be intentional about teaching it to others.
My mission is to help people live a Tuscany inspired life at home. To that end, I write about decorating, entertaining, travel. I also share Italian themed lifestyle tips, and DIY projects. My goal is to create inspirational, instructional content you can put to work in your home and your life.
An Italian Love Affair
From the moment I first discovered “Tuscan style”, I was caught-hook, line and sinker.
Before I ever got the opportunity to visit Europe, my eyes danced with visions of dilapidated farmhouses adorned with crusty terracotta roofs. Enthralled, I studied pictures of stone fortresses precariously stationed on sheer cliffs around ancient cities on a hill.
For years I’ve had a love affair with those ancient romantic arches, rustic handcrafted furniture pieces, and artistic ceramic vessels. Italy, you had me at rolling mist covered hills with neatly cultured vineyard rows.
Over time, this “side hustle” retail business on the internet, has evolved. And so have I. I’ve realized that it’s more than a way to assemble accessories as decorations. It represents a mindset and a philosophy that speaks directly to my soul.
Once I experienced Europe firsthand, it changed me. I didn’t want to stop at the decorating. I wanted to embrace the lifestyle every day in my own home. The Italian farmhouse style is my visual cue to slow down, take time for things that REALLY matter, and live in the beauty of each moment.
I’m passionate about inspiring others to create their own bella fantastic home interiors in this very particular style. It’s all about imaginatively infusing the old world with the present in a way that’s uniquely yours. No rigid rules. No decorator police or interior design snobbery. The end result is a home that’s sentimental, warm and welcoming for everyone that goes there. It’s personal.
I believe your home should be the ultimate reflection of your heart-felt passion, hopes and dreams… a source for your deepest inspiration, and fuel for your soul.
Home is your place to rest, rejuvenate, and reconnect with loved ones. It’s the base from which you go out into the world to make a difference. It’s the fortress from which you blossom. You owe it to yourself to make it the best it can be.
The Designer in You
No matter where you live, or what your budget is, you CAN decorate your own home, like a PRO. If you love the Tuscan style, I can show you how to get there.
I’ve created TuscanDecor.com as a place for us to meet together as friends, bound by a common passion. If you’ve read this far, you’re a friend already!
This site is my gift to you. On it, I share my own photography, what inspires me, and simple how-to’s. I’ve also created a program for those who need step by step assistance to get “in touch” with their inner designer. If you’re afraid to tackle decorating your own home, this one’s for you.
This site is also a business. It’s how I earn my living. From time to time I sell things, like my decorating programs, and share recommendations on my favorite products to get the job done. I would do this for any good friend. But, you have my word: I’ll disclose any affiliated endorsements in clear and simple language.
I’m committed to sharing only the most valuable things I find and learn as I go, and I’m grateful to you for support.
I’ll do my best to offer most of my creative content free of charge, but please don’t hold it against me when I charge for my programs. It’s what allows me to keep the lights on and give back to causes that matter. It’s what allows me to keep on sharing that Italian style.
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by! I look forward to connecting with you soon. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to subscribe to the blog, so you won’t miss a thing. I’ll even send you a special gift, just for signing up.
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