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Salvage Secrets: Transforming Reclaimed Materials into Design Concepts Hardcover – September 12, 2011
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Even if you’re a permanent fixture at your local salvage shop, this book is worth a look for the envy-inducing design ideas alone. (Old House Journal)
Page after page of beautiful photographs by Susan Teare combined with inspiring design stories illustrates how creative and highly aesthetic the world of salvage architecture and design can be…. Joanne demonstrates throughout her book the ease with which recycling and reuse can be incorporated with function and style. Architects, designers and do-it-yourselfers should all have a copy of this book in their home design library. (New England Home Magazine)
It is an ideal book for anyone considering salvage in design.... Often books on design are either practical and plain or only full of photographs with little guidance on how to create the same look in one’s own home. Salvage Secrets by Joanne Palmisano, with photographs by Susan Teare manages to be a design book with both. (Portland Book Review)
Palmisano presents a thorough introduction to the world of salvage design, with just enough practical information to get even a beginner started. Dozens of color photos of interiors that include reclaimed elements help bring the author’s points to life…. Armed with ideas from the book and some great places to shop (or sift through), you’re well on your way to creating a unique, comfortable, earth-friendly home. (SuCasa Magazine)
If you are looking for a holiday gift for your favorite thrifter/do-it-yourselfer, this book is a must. It features hundreds of pages of repurposing inspiration. (Goodwill Industries of Northern New England)
[I]nspiring ideas for anyone planning on using salvaged materials in their own home. (Scotland on Sunday, Style Bible (UK))
In this age of recycling and conservation, it makes sense to use our creativity to find new ways of using what once would have been discarded without a second thought. Replete with appealing photos by Susan Teare, this is a visually attractive manual on how to turn someone else’s junk into our treasures. (Woman Around Town)
[O]ffers a wealth of ideas for using old objects and materials in new ways.... [S]hows the wide range of salvageable material available and what to do with it. (Eye on Design by Dan Gregory blog)
I was hooked immediately…Salvage Secrets kept me glued to every page…I do believe the secret is out: salvage is spectacular, in so many ways...and so is Salvage Secrets. (Skaie Knox - DiggersList.com)
[A] great resource for professional or amateur designers who have a resourceful, green approach to design projects.... I would definitely recommend picking it up if you can! (Apartment Therapy)
A sustainable builder’s bible... Page after page of homes whose owners have included architectural recycling into their design proves that building from salvage materials can create jaw-dropping beauty and help save our environment at the same time. Salvage Secrets shares everything you need to know about what, how, and where materials can be identified, found, and reused. Not only will this book be a resource for those in the building industry, but inspiration for anybody who believes a hammer and some creativity go hand in hand. (Shannon Quimby, former HGTV designer and salvage design expert (www.shannonquimby.com))
I wish I had read Salvage Secrets before undertaking a huge renovation project recently on our family home. I suppose I had heard of architectural salvage before, but I thought it was something only designers did, something much too complicated for us regular folk. (Life@Home (Timesunion.com))
Drawing on her personal experience as well as advice from a posse of experts, Joanne Palmisano shows us that being sensitive to the environment does not mean sacrificing style or good design. Recycled, reclaimed, and salvaged materials and furnishings can be chic, beautiful, and sustainable. Salvage Secrets is a must―an innovative design resource filled with unique and affordable ideas. (Kim Deetjen, ASID, principal, TruexCullins Interiors)
About the Author
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.
Top Customer Reviews
Bottom line..this book is a MUST HAVE, buy it today!
PS. Leave it on your coffee table, its gorgeous photography and brilliant ideas will inspire conversation with friends!
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The "secrets" offered are nothing you can't learn by watching DIY TV shows like Black Dog Salvage or Flea Market Flip.Published 3 months ago by Korie Traver
I wrote my review and shared multiple photos from the book on my blog: http://livingvintageco.com/2014/06/salvage-secrets-and-a-book-giveaway/.Published 6 months ago by Kim @ Living Vintage
Always find fun interesting things to do in these books. Makes me think outside the boxPublished 17 months ago by Svrec
Joanne has a good eye and creative ideas. Glad I picked it up.Published on July 15, 2014 by Fonfara
Great ideas. While not many may be directly applicable - I have started to think about transforming old things into something new - and this sparks new ideas.Published on July 6, 2014 by EA Beck
I thought it would have some how-to information instead of pretty much a picture book. I would not recommend it.Published on August 6, 2013 by Scooter
I had big expectations about this book and was disappointed when it arrived. First of all it is tiny and the text even more tiny. Read morePublished on May 16, 2013 by SWW
A nice coffee table book, but it really doesn't give you the creative insight to go to architectural salvage yards and get the real find if you don't have vision about what can be... Read morePublished on March 19, 2013 by gregorio