Two of my new favorite inspo books are Salvage Secrets and Country Living Salvage Style. These (2) books have tons of colorful, brilliant photos of what #upcycle designers can do with #salvage materials. As artists and designers. we have a responsibility to utilizing #circulardesign whenever possible. Let’s work toward Cradle to Cradle design—but #upcycle until we get there!
Sustainability and conservation are buzzwords in the construction and renovation of homes today. It’s therefore no surprise that “salvage design”―reusing old building materials and other types of recycled goods―is becoming a popular technique, both for its environmentally friendly functionality and for its unique design aesthetic.
Here, award-winning designer Joanne Palmisano presents an inspiring, practical guide that is also a striking visual tour of the full range of interior design possibilities incorporating salvaged materials. From using recycled wood as vintage flooring or accent beams to reclaiming stone as a kitchen island or fitting salvaged tiles into a bathroom backsplash, the book covers a range of materials and design concepts for different rooms and supplies technical information about what to keep in mind (size, shape, color, structural needs, etc.), how to use the salvaged materials most effectively, and where to go to find them.
Salvage style—decorating with repurposed and vintage items like wicker furniture, cast-iron tubs, polished marble, industrial pendant lights, and even tractor seats—has become a chic way to create unique, personal rooms. By reclaiming honest materials and collectibles, large and small, all imbued with their own history, you can infuse your home with warmth, charm, and individuality. Let the experts at Country Living show you how to find and make the most of discarded treasures, such as old windows, barn doors, metal military desks, mailroom filing cabinets, factory lamps, and hand-forged iron hooks. Plus, the editors share best practices for bargain hunting and obtaining the most desirable cast-offs, such as antique beams and weathered barn wood. Stunning photos of every room, along with imaginative ideas from homeowners, will spark your creativity and give you an eye-opening perspective on the decorative potential of “trash.”