Salvage Secrets Books

Salvage Secrets Book 1

Salvage Secrets,
Transforming Reclaimed Materials Into Design Concepts
(W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover)

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.

 

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Salvage Secrets Book 2

Salvage Secrets Design and Decor (W.W. Norton, Softcover)

Following up on her celebrated first Salvage Secrets book, which Fine Homebuilding called “An invaluable first step in the salvage-for-design journey,” here salvage interior design guru Joanne Palmisano takes readers further, exploring a wealth of smaller-scale interior design and decor concepts.

Packed with over 350 color photos, 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—kitchens and dining rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms, living rooms and dens, and entryways and outdoor areas.

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REVIEWS FOR BOTH BOOKS…

 

SALVAGE SECRETS DESIGN & DECOR

CHICAGO TRIBUNE  ”Salvage Star…”

OREGONIAN  “More than rustic or shabby chic…Salvage Design Expert, Joanne Palmisano…

DO IT YOURSELF MAGAZINE, A BETTER HOMES AND GARDEN SPECIAL INTEREST PUBLICATION  Stuff We Love…Salvage Secrets Design & Decor…Full of Ideas…

NEW ENGLAND HOME MAGAZINE  “[Palmisano] takes readers on a sumptuous visual journey featuring unique salvage ideas for every room in the house. . . . Take a look at this photo-packed book and be inspired to visit your local rebuild center, architectural salvage shop, or flea market.  Whether your style is retro, modern, or something in-between, salvaged and repurposed materials can help you achieve the look you want.”

INHABITAT “[A] fantastic introductory guide to salvage that is sure to set the greenest of beginners onto a path of salvage stardom. . . . With nearly 300 pages full of beautifully crisp photographs, resources, and design tips, Palmisano’s book offers a wide sampling of the many ingenious ways to repurpose materials and save them from ending up in the rubbish bin.”

DENVER POST  “Full of eclectic advice and essential tips… Don’t hit the flea markets without it.”

CARI CUCKSEY, Host of HGTV”s CASH & CARI  “Joanne’s enthusiasm for salvage is contagious and the creative design stories she shares—showcased in stunning photographs throughout the book—can’t help but inspire.”

AARON DANZIG, TRADE, WILLIAMS-SONOMA, INC. “Emerging from today’s design landscape that can appear contrived, pristine, and disposable, Salvage Secrets Design & Decor is a refreshing demonstration of how reclaimed materials can translate into an elevated, yet deeply personal design statement. Palmisano’s approachable, practical writing combined with Teare’s engaging photography make this book a must read for anyone serious about sustainable and personal design.”

TEREASE SURRATT, AUTHOR OF FOUND, FREE & FLEA Salvage Secrets Design & Decor is an addictive read, offering a vast collection of ideas, inspiration, and examples of the some the most inventive salvage design projects across the country. A invaluable resource for the novice and expert alike, with something to offer both the substantial and shoestring budget.”

 

SALVAGE SECRETS, TRANSFORMING RECLAIMED MATERIALS INTO DESIGN CONCEPTS

ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST  The book, Salvage Secrets, was chosen by Architectural Digest for their Holiday Gift Giving Guide.

FINE HOMEBUILDING  Review: Entire Backcover of Fine Homebuilding…

LIBRARY JOURNAL “Best Books: Top Ten Interior Design Books of 2011″

CASA SUGAR BLOG  “Joanne Palmisano’s new book, Salvage Secrets, shares sources, tips, and hundreds of beautiful photos of homes that have used salvaged materials in their renovations.”

APARTMENT THERAPY  “It’s 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!”

HGTV BLOG  If you’re new to actually using salvaged items, like I am, that’s where reclaimed material evangelist, designer and blogger Joanne Palmisano comes in. Her new book, Salvage Secrets, is the ultimate guide to getting started. Palmisano breaks down materials by type, with chapters on wood, glass, metal, ceramic and lighting, detailing the different uses for each one as well as practical tips, like how to sand old wood to reveal the character underneath. She also features real homes outfitted with reclaimed materials, from light fixtures fashioned out of recycled wine bottles to a vintage washstand turned into a modern bathroom vanity. When you finish the book, you’ll be armed and ready to search for your own trash-into-treasure find. — LIZ GRAY

SALVAGED GRACE  “Salvage Secrets will be my bible…”

NEW ENGLAND HOME MAGAZINE  “I love it!”