From the December/January 2015 Issue:

Detail Analysis: Recycling with Style

    Compiled by: Mary Vinnedge |

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Repurposing antique furniture, architectural salvage and even textiles can give rooms a pleasant collected, custom and/or vintage look.

Among designers’ favorite tricks is to use antique case goods as bathroom vanities, as Peter Salerno, a certified master kitchen and bathroom designer and owner of Peter Salerno Inc. in Wyckoff, did when repurposing a writing desk.

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Two takes on architectural salvage:
• Elaine Finn of Designer’s Secrets in Cincinnati repurposed an old wood-framed screen door on an armoire in the 2006 Cape May Designer Showhouse & Gardens.
August/September 2007

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• The base of this occasional table was originally a section of a column at a Hamilton home that was demolished.
June/July 2008