Salvage Secrets On Sale Now

by TruexCullins, July 20, 2011

Salvage Secrets: Transforming Reclaimed Materials into Design Concepts is the new book by our friend and colleague Joanne Palmisano, with photography by Susan Teare.  The book beautifully showcases vintage, antique, or simply discarded items that are rediscovered and brought back to life in creative and unexpected ways.  It is a wonderful treasure hunt of unique, salvaged materials, and a practical resource for getting you started on your own design project.
We are always happy to work with Joanne, who frequently acts as a designer and marketing consultant for our Interiors department, and Susan Teare, who we often have photograph our own projects.
Here’s a blurb from the new book, published by W.W.Norton & Company, in advance of its release:
Today we all want to build and renovate our homes with sustainability in mind, so it’s no surprise that “salvage”—reusing old building materials and other recycled goods—is an increasingly popular technique, both for its environmentally friendly functionality and its unique design aesthetic…Salvage Secrets is a resource you won’t want to be without on your search. Here, veteran salvager and designer Joanne Palmisano equips you with a practical guide and conducts you on a stunning visual tour of the interior design possibilities using a range of rescued materials…

With over 150 color photographs and sketches, as well as a comprehensive listing of architects, designers, and other specialty salvage resources for your hunt, you’ll be ready to visit warehouses, recycling centers, antique shops, and some unique locations in search of the perfect salvaged treasure for your home design.

Joanne Palmisano is an award-winning designer and marketing consultant for Peregrine Design/Build and TruexCullins Architecture and Interior Design in Burlington, Vermont. She is a freelance writer and scouts homes and gardens for stylists of national magazines such as Better Homes and Gardens, Country Gardens, Renovation Style, and Country Living.
Susan Teare is an architectural photographer and has contributed to publications such as Ski Magazine, Fine Homebuilding, Better Homes and Gardens, Custom Home Magazine, Vermont Magazine, and Timber Home Living.
And our own Kim Deetjen makes a cameo appearance on the back cover to offer her endorsement:
“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
The book will be released on September 12th, but you can reserve your copy now at and other online retailers.  You can also keep up with Joanne and all her salvaging adventures on her Salvage Secrets blog.

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