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. For more information, check out the Salvage Secrets blog to explore the online world of all things salvaged, recycled, upcycled, vintage and reclaimed.
Joanne Palmisano is an award-winning interior designer and stylist for national magazines and product lines, as well as a regular contributing designer for DIY Network, creating more than 170 online projects, including an 8-part video series on designing with salvage material. She presents across the nation on how to design with salvage, and has a busy interior design business that merges the worlds of old and new, creating stunning, one-of-a-kind interiors. To learn more, watch her DIY Network videos, or follow her blog, visit www.salvagesecretsdesign.com. Susan Teare is an architectural and landscape design photographer whose work has been featured in numerous publications, including Fine Homebuilding, This Old House, Better Homes and Gardens, and Design New England, as well as in ABC's Extreme Makeover-Home Edition.