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This work provides inspiration, and practical advice for using architectural salvage in your home. It focuses on the particular features that benefit from careful attention and a patina of age eg fireplaces, mantles and door handles. Smaller format HB at affordable price makes this the most accessible guide around. From the author of "Extraordinary Interiors: Decorating with Architectural Salvage and Antiques" comes a whole new source of decorating inspiration. No matter the style or location of a home, architectural salvage can quickly add character and charm to any room, whether it's with an old soapstone sink in a suburban bungalow or a Victorian wrought-iron railing recast as a fireplace screen in an urban high-rise apartment. The possibilities are endless - and with the right amount of imagination and a slightly mischievous attitude, architectural salvage can pack a delightfully beautiful decorating punch. Find out the answers to common questions such as "How do I use an old stained glass window that isn't the right size?" or "What exactly is the right type of mantel for my home?"

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781586855239
ISBN-10: 1586855239
Format: Hardback
(200mm x 200mm x 15mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Gibbs M. Smith Inc
Publisher: Gibbs M. Smith Inc
Publish Date: 18-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Brian Coleman

Brian Coleman reveals the simple truth to decorating with salvage - embrace the imperfections, as they add a patina of time that is hard to reproduce. This book also includes a foreword by Old House Interiors editor Patricia Poore and contributions from a forum of salvage experts from across the country

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