Salvage Secrets Two-Book Set

Joanne Palmisano (Author), Susan Teare (Photographer)

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Award-winning design guru Joanna Palmisano's Salvage Secrets and Salvage Secrets Design & Decor, now available in a two-book set.

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. 

In her Salvage Secrets series, collected here for the first time in this two-book set, award-winning designer Joanne Palmisano presents a practical, tested 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, the original Salvage Secrets 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. 

Its sequel, Salvage Secrets Design & Decor, explores a wealth of smaller-scale interior design and decor concepts. Bottle caps turned into a kitchen backsplash, old bed springs reinvented as candle holders, and a recycled shipping container-turned-guesthouse are just a few examples of the innovative repurposing of second-hand items that readers will discover. From retro and modern to classic, “cottage,” and urban chic, Palmisano takes readers on a sumptuous visual journey featuring unique salvage ideas in an eclectic array of styles, for every room in the house.

Book Details

  • Hardcover + Paperback
  • October 2014
  • ISBN 978-0-393-73407-2
  • 8.4 × 8.4 in / 560 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

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  1. Book CoverSalvage Secrets: Transforming Reclaimed Materials into Design Concepts


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