Welcome to Historic Decorative Materials, a Division of Pavé Tile, Wood & Stone, Inc. At a time in our history where life seems unsure, we look to our homes for a sanctuary of repose, peace and beauty. The products we offer, as you can see through the image above, are special. Artisans, woodworkers, artists and potters using noble materials from our precious Earth, transform limestone, oak and clay into surfaces that speak of centuries past. From reclaimed or salvaged limestone tiles to oak flooring made to feel as if one is stepping into the 18th century - our goal here is to recreate an aesthetic that appeals to all our senses.
First, it's our soul - something deep from within that resonates a feeling of glory when viewing such beauty. Our past resonates with us - from the old cobblestone streets in Provence to centuries-old Italian churches with a hushed reverence - memories are evoked. Second, living with these products in the present, anchoring us to the past, we live and breathe authenticity and we feel ennobled by them. Our appreciation of fine craftsmanship is noted, as we awake each morning. Finally, with hope in our hearts living in serenity - we look toward creating a beautiful future where we strive to create peace within ourselves and peace with one another.
Below are images and links to a few of our products in order to give an idea of who we are as a company and what we offer.
18th century Italian reclaimed limestone floors are salvaged from centuries old structures from the Umbria and Florence regions of Italy. These large reclaimed limestone tiles represent first choice patina - the sheen you see from footprints, horses, carriages and weather that have aged these limestone tiles over centuries.
Considered as one of the best construction materials in Europe for centuries, antique Belgian Bluestone is chosen by architects for their finest homes. Radiating a deep, rich blue black patina from over 150+ years of foot worn traffic - these reclaimed Belgian bluestones are formidable for their authenticity and serene beauty.
14th Century Venice is the Voice to this Collection. Leaving the Middle Ages behind, Venetians have entered a profound rebirth of art and culture. The Medioevo Hexagon is a hand made earthenware terra cotta tile with a matte surface texture. The tones are grey/beige with slight undertones of vintage olive. It's matte texture is the perfect counterpoint to the reflective Renaissance Archives Majolica Tile Collection.
Photograph taken by François Micallef when visiting his family country's property in Viens, France
This last image is more personal in nature - but it captures the essence of Historic Decorative Materials - which is a division of Pavé Tile, Wood & Stone, Inc. that François and I opened over 19 years ago. Our company has and is a work of art - always in progress. Our materials that we create ourselves or import directly from sublime manufacturers from France, Belgium and Italy have one thing in common - a practice of creating magnificent products for the love of creating beauty. Our hearts are in the right place.
If you are building a custom home, please call us at 413-247-6191 for a design appointment at the Pavé Tile, Wood & Stone, Inc. showroom. If you are interested in further understanding about who we are and our showroom, please click on this link.
Thank you for your time,Emmi Micallef