Restore, Recycle, Repurpose

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, [2010]
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9781588167699
Branch Call Number: 747 Flo
Characteristics: 192 pages : color illustrations
Additional Contributors: Becker, Nancy J. (Nancy Jane), 1956-
Alternative Title: Country living (New York, N.Y.)


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debwalker Aug 18, 2013

Decor with a conscience - gorgeous ideas about how to live beautifully without all the plastic chemical-laden junk that is on the market.

Jul 12, 2013

I flipped through it, and it bored me.

green_thumb Jul 14, 2012

Full of great ideas. Nice photos of beautiful old rustic furniture and fun vintage finds. Great interiors. Farmhouse rustic. Lot's of tips on how to be more "Green".

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