Carriage House 14th Century English Encaustic Tile Collection

Geometric designs have bedazzled our eyes for centuries.  Found on fabrics, tapestries and flooring throughout history - each culture's influence on historical decorative designs makes an indelible mark on the succeeding generation's interior arts.  Not lost on the English, 14th century medieval castles and churches are a hall mark for decorative tiles - namely encaustic tiles. Floor and wall coverings laid with patterned tiles served two purposes - to cover mud floors and to show wealth. One would have to live under a rock these days to not see these designs repeated endlessly today.  Since I don't live under a rock and have always been drawn to classic encaustic tiles, I am adding my own spin of these beautiful designs to our Historic Decorative Tile Collections.  Called The Carriage House Collection - I hand painted these motifs based on 14th century English museum tiles.  The glaze color is a warm grey that works beautifully with reclaimed stone and wood flooring.  I love creating a patchwork for a backsplash or use one decorative tile and border as a repeated pattern.  Based on history, these decorative tiles are counterpoints for quiet, contemporary materials that allow for an eclectic and elegant aesthetic cherished today.

Carriage House English Encaustic Decorative Wall Tiles for Kitchen Backsplash, Fireplace Surround, Powder Room for luxury and farmhouse interior design