The Story Behind Our Tiles
In the heart of charming Ingersoll, Ontario, history whispers through the streets, and the past comes alive in the intricate details of century-old homes. It was in this picturesque town that the inspiration for our exquisite Victorian Tile Collection was born.
Victorian Architecture - A Timeless Legacy
Victorian-era architecture is celebrated for its ornate designs and intricate details. The era's buildings are characterized by their grandeur, ornate decorative elements and a keen attention to craftsmanship. The Victorian style has endured through the centuries, and it was this enduring charm that captured our hearts.
The Cracked Tiles That Sparked Creativity
It all started with a simple problem in our 156-year-old Victorian home—a few cracked tiles in the fireplace. Seeking to preserve the historical authenticity of our beloved house, we embarked on a quest to find replacement tiles of the same quality and beauty. However, our search proved fruitless, and this setback led to a creative spark that would change our lives.
From Inspiration to Creation
Blending our backgrounds in design and fine-art ceramics, my husband Sean and I (Ashley), decided to take matters into our own hands. We became tile artisans, inspired by the rich history surrounding us.
Our journey began with the meticulous recreation of the tiles for our fireplace surround, paying homage to the Victorian craftsmanship that originally graced our home. The result was not only a successful restoration but also a beautiful and charming work of art.
The Birth of HeartStone Tiles
Our passion for creating these exquisite tiles couldn't be contained to just one project. The overwhelming beauty and excitement of our first fireplace surround fuelled our desire to share our craftsmanship with the world. It was this inspiration that led to the launch of the Victorian Collection for HeartStone Tiles.
Timeless Elegance for Your Home
Our Victorian Tile Collection encapsulates the elegance, charm, and timeless beauty of the Victorian era. Each tile is a work of art, meticulously crafted to bring a piece of history into your home. Whether you're restoring a heritage property or simply seeking to add a touch of classic sophistication to your space, our tiles are a testament to the enduring allure of Victorian design.