Pulling from museum pieces of 17th Century Dutch Delft Tiles, Emmi Micallef, co-founder of Historic Decorative Materials and Pavé Tile, Wood & Stone, Inc., hand-painted this collection for her love of authenticity and historic design. Each tile is hand decorated and kiln fired at the Pavé facility. Patterns in Delft Tile go one step beyond shapes and geometry by retelling life in 1700's Amsterdam, where trade was at it's height and cultures were discovering one another. Therefore, a Delft tile kitchen backsplash does not only have geometric appeal, but a human interest story of life lived centuries ago. A Delft tile kitchen backsplash marries beautifully with a soft white quartz or stone countertop and hand painted French gray cabinetry. A Delft tile powder room can be glorious with French reclaimed terra cotta floor tiles and an antique limestone sink - bringing authentic old world Europe into the home. Let's not forget the Delft tile fireplace that heightens the artistry and historic atmosphere of an interior. For further reading on Delft Tiles and why they matter in interior design, click here to read Emmi's latest blog: Musings on Delft Tiles and Why Delft Tiles are Making a Resurgence in Interiors. If you are interested in further discovering Historic Decorative Tiles, CLICK HERE FOR A LOOK BOOK of all Emmi Micallef's original paintings of her Historic Decorative Tile Collections.
Scroll down and click on IMAGES to view Emmi Micallef's Dutch Blue 17th Century Antiqued Delft Tile Collection. To read more about Delft tile and it's mark on interior design, please click here.