We love the rustic look of salvaged furnishings, but overdo it and you run the risk of your space looking like Grandpa's garage. Interior designer Sally Bailey's eco-friendly home studio is the perfect example of how to decorate with vintage finds, while maintaining a clean and simple charm.
In the latest issue of This Old House, Sally Bailey shares her workspace decorated using reclaimed pieces. Often, just a picture of a room outfitted in an abundance of antique or thrift finds can send us clamoring to the medicine cabinet in search of antihistamines, but Bailey shows us how to keep this look clean and simple. Some helpful tips — keep the walls light and airy and pay close attention to the placement of your beautiful, hand-picked objects. In addition to decorating with previously used items, Bailey keeps the space environmentally friendly with zero-VOC paint and energy efficient CFL and LED bulbs.
To see more of Bailey's studio and find resources to achieve her unassuming and sophisticated style, pick up the latest issue of This Old House, or visit their website: This Old House | How to Create a Rustic Reclaimed Workspace.
Also check out Sally Bailey's book, Recycled Home.
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