Thursday, August 20, 2015

Imported Antique Flooring!

image via Paris Ceramics
I'm consulting with a client on stone flooring this afternoon, so thought I'd mention this material on today's post.  Here at the Miromar Design Center, we're fortunate to have a PARIS CERAMICS showroom...I also enjoy shopping for stone floors at Reuben Sorhegui here in Naples (see foyer below by Dean Farris Interior Design)  ~

(c) DFID Fleck Residence
Using antique materials is certainly desirable, if sometimes cost prohibitive, however I have a talent for finding new materials that convey the look of age.  I recently met a designer from Alabama, Luke Gontarek, who has clients that bought the house of A. Hays Town, the famous architect  known for his use of antique materials, not unlike our own Addison Mizner did once upon a time here in sunny Florida.   
Barry Darr Dixon, another designing friend, designed the lakefront home of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hendricks, and that house boasted an entire roof covered in antique tiles imported from Italy!  Fabulous!  DF *****

A. Hays Town via Wikipedia

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