SalvageSecretsSalvage Successfully


By Joanne Palmisano
W. W. Norton & Company, $34.95, 302 pages

Joanne Palmisano has collected a wide variety of ideas and examples to inspire the would-be decorator to use salvaged materials with success. She offers ideas for kitchens, dining rooms, living rooms, entryways and outdoor spaces. She also presents retail environments that are staged in a unique way using salvaged materials. 350 full-color photographs with notes, design tips and suggestions are sprinkled throughout this compact but informative book.

“The decorative possibilities of salvage material are as endless as they are unique, and whether you’re an interior designer, architect, or other professional seeking inspiration or a do-it-yourself homeowner looking for how-to tips and motivation, my intention with this book is to supply you with loads of great ideas.”

This reviewer especially liked the “salvage success stories” that walk the reader through several real-life examples of a design idea and how the owner completed their spaces with salvaged materials. The book also features a do-it-yourself chapter and includes a materials list, step-by-step instructions and a robust list of resources so anyone can use salvaged materials to make something “new.” If you need ideas or motivation, you will find both in this creative and helpful resource.

Reviewed by Seniye Groff

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