Author(s): Wim Pauwels
The beauty of using antique building materials is the immediate effects that they have on interiors; they provide timeless and inimitable style to new as well as renovated homes. Reclaimed wooden floors, old terracotta tiles, traditional Burgundy slabs, old roof tiling, antique fireplaces...all of these items slide perfectly into both contemporary and classic surroundings. This title showcases the best examples of the partnership between the old and the new, through stunning and inspirational photographs.
Wim Pauwels, founder and managing director of Beta-Plus Publishing, has been publishing high-quality books on architecture, interior design and gardens since 1996. So far the company has published more than 250 themed titles (living rooms, bathrooms, kitchens, children's rooms, antique building materials, restoration, renovation, gardens and swimming pools), plus monographs of architects and interior designers, manuals and yearbooks about timeless and contemporary architecture and interiors. For each book he enlists the assistance of authoritative specialists for the introductory texts and photograph captions and each title gives a complete overview with exclusive colour photographs on every page.