Restore. Recycle. Repurpose. {create A Beautiful Home}

Restore. Recycle. Repurpose. {create A Beautiful Home}

Book - 2010
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Renovation that's eco-friendly...AND economically smart

From Country Living contributing editor Randy Florke ( Your House, Your Home ) comes a gorgeous guide to decorating sustainably and inexpensively. Providing inspiration as well as instruction, Florke shows how everyone can achieve a look that's both harmonious with the environment and beautiful.

Color photographs show examples of rooms, all radiating country charm, created on a budget, and designed with the three "R"s in mind: restore, reuse, and repurpose . Florke clearly explains why going green is so important, how to use what's already there, find a focus for every space, and determine what makes something environmentally friendly.

Anyone hoping to transform a home from ordinary to extraordinary will find eco-friendly, thrifty, and stylish ideas.

With its emphasis on simplicity, thrift, and respect for historical integrity, Randy Florke calls his philosophy the "anti-keeping up with the Joneses." Comfort, style, and economy are the bellwether elements of his approach to decorating.

Publisher: New York : Hearst Books, c2010.
ISBN: 9781588167699
Branch Call Number: 747 FLORKE R
Characteristics: 192 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Becker, Nancy J. (Nancy Jane), 1956-
Alternative Title: Country living (New York, N.Y.)


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Apr 21, 2017

Lots of pretty, staged photos of vintage pieces in huge rooms and houses. A few good tips for decorating, but not-so-much specific to upcycling as choosing furniture in general.
Good for: someone who likes pictures of pretty rooms for inspiration.


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