Historic Decorative Materials, a division of Pavé Tile, Wood & Stone, Inc. is an e-commerce site that supplies reclaimed and aged French, Belgian, English and Italian wood, stone and tile to the fine home building market. After 20 years in business, co-owner François Micallef born and raised in the South of France, holds court with the best reclaimed material suppliers in Europe, traveling several times a year to purchase stock and meet with suppliers. From antique French limestone and Belgian Blue stone flooring to reclaimed French oak wide-plank flooring in solid and engineered planks, French reclaimed terra cotta tiles as well as antique French limestone and marble fireplace mantels and Italian hand painted custom doors, luxury homes and farmhouse interiors will enjoy such exquisite surfaces. As an artist, Emmi Micallef hand painted a collection of Historic Decorative Tiles that authentically compliment their reclaimed building materials. Inspired designs from 17th century Amsterdam to 19th century Rouen, France - Dutch tiles like Delft Tiles and Claude Monet's classic kitchen tiles in Giverny, France, create historic effect and work with many interior designs.
The Kings of France 18th Century French Oak Flooring - this is an aged French oak wood floor with a vintage surface unlike any other on the market. The color is not arrived by stains or oils, but by an oxidation process working within the oak tannin that actually changes the composition of the wood fibers. This is a 7-10 step process with drying time in between each plank. The boards are then individually worked and crafted to achieve the authenticity of an 18th century patina. The texture and finish cannot be reproduced on-site. Over time, these wood floors will continue to age and patina in one's home. They are stunning.
NEW COLLECTION! Carriage House 14th Century English Encaustic Tile Collection. Archival 14th century English encaustic decorative motifs are classic geometric designs that speak of Kings and Queens from Medieval times. Brought to life through the eyes of Emmi Micallef, co-founder of Historic Decorative Materials and Pavé Tile, Wood & Stone, Inc. Showroom, her original paintings are timely in today's interior design arts. To view a LOOK BOOK of all her Historic Decorative Wall Tile Collections, click here on image below!
Sharing a partnership with it's parent company, Pavé Tile, Wood & Stone, Inc., a by-appointment showroom is time worth spent. Off I-91, heading toward Stowe, VT or Canyon Ranch, The Berkshires, Tanglewood or Smith College, the Pavé Showroom will greatly inspire you after your European vacation while you partake in quintessential haute elegance Americana.
As direct importers of bespoke European materials, François and crew have installed at Pavé beautiful installations and vignettes, which means clients can feel the ambiance and see the nuances, color range and edging details of these forever classic tile, wood & stone collections. With 20 years experience in design and installation, the knowledge and effort that has gone into becoming experts directly importing and designing with these products from France, Belgium, Italy and England mean quality material + quality design.
Reclaimed Olde London Limestone Flooring - Salvaged in and around London, these 18th Century reclaimed English stones exemplify a classic English interior with colors ranging from mushroom and mule to charcoal, olive and cream. They are frost/thaw resistant and an exterior landscape of this reclaimed English limestone would add elegance and incredible history to one's home. Olde English reclaimed limestone flooring raises the bar for interior applications in old world, farmhouse or luxury decors.
The Kings of France 18th Century French Oak Floors are extraordinary. The colors of these aged French oak planks are not created by applying stains or oils, but by using an oxidation method that works within the tannin of the oak itself. This changes the composition of the wood fibers where color is created authentically. The resulting French oak floors appear salvaged or reclaimed and partner beautifully in the luxury home interiors and the classic, farmhouse interior design to the eclectic, minimalist decor.
Dutch Blue 17th Century Antiqued Delft Tiles hold the eye with pattern, add history to a room and help create layers of dimension. Original museum inspired pieces from the 17th Century, hand-painted by Emmi Micallef, co-founder of Historic Decorative Materials and Pavé Tile, Wood & Stone, Inc. are then kiln-fired at the Pavé Tile, Wood & Stone, Inc. facility. Click here to read my latest quick blog entitled: Musings on Delft Tiles and Why Delft Tiles are Making a Resurgence in Interiors.
Hand carved antique French limestone and marble fireplace mantels from 18th-19th century France marry in history and beauty with Historic Decorative Materials antique reclaimed flooring. The variety that we have to offer - from antique French limestone floors, antique Belgian bluestone flooring and Petite Granite Belgian Bluestone Floors to antique cement tiles and reclaimed English and Italian limestone flooring, is vast. Let us help guide you on which antique or reclaimed flooring would best work with your fireplace or mantel. In the image below is our Noir de Mazy reclaimed Belgian bluestone floor which shows rich saturated blues and blacks with a sheen patina. It is complimented by a reclaimed hand carved French limestone fireplace mantle with blue black accents.
Historic Decorative Materials Decorative Tile Collections - Hand Painted by Co-Founder of Historic Decorative Materials and the Pavé Tile, Wood & Stone, Inc. Showroom, Emmi Micallef pulled from original 15th-19th century museum pieces to create a European tile collection of authenticity and beauty. To view each collection, please click on Wall Tile Collection in the header menu. Below is the Cuisine de Monet Collection - inspired designs from 19th century Rouen, France that Claude Monet enjoyed in his kitchen in Giverny, France.
Vecchia Roma Antique 18th Century Italian Reclaimed Limestone Flooring 200-year old Italian reclaimed limestone flooring with first choice patina is a stone flooring is salvaged in large pavers then cut into 1" thick tiles. This is a floor that will instantly add historic value and authenticity to an interior. The color palette of the reclaimed Italian limestone flooring is one of creams and old ivories. The hand chiseling and surface textures make one feel one is witnessing and living with history underfoot. To view specs, images and to order, click here or on the image below.
THE PAVE TILE, WOOD & STONE, INC, SHOWROOM will transport you. Make an appointment to see and touch installations and vignettes of our directly imported, extremely curated antique and aged French, Belgian and Italian oak and limestone flooring.
Master Crafted Solid Antiqued Wood Doors are works of art inspired by French antique doors ranging from the 17th-19th centuries. Master wood craftsmen age boards from either poplar or fir that they join following it's natural grain. They assemble each door with special slots or turned nails to minimize or eliminate the use of glues. Artisan locksmiths embellish the hings and handles to compliment each door. Hand painted using the Farrow & Ball Colour Palette, these craftsmen then apply aging effects using waxes or lacquers to achieve a surface patina that seems only time could create. Best of all, these doors are pre-hung and include it's jam, trim and hardware ready for installation.
Please click on the image below to view the newest in-stock arrivals of our Historic Decorative Materials. At any one time - you may chance upon a French limestone floor or a reclaimed French oak floor with the exact square footage you need ready to ship from our warehouse in Massachusetts.
See our latest in-stock French reclaimed hexagon terra cotta tile lots. We purchase these rare, hard-to-source lots when they become available. All are unique and beautiful and in-stock at our warehouse.