Archive of ‘Designers and Artisans’ category

Refreshing Changes…Updating Your Rental Property, Inn, Restaurant and Home

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As I happily run around trying to finish up two great design projects — a burger/grill restaurant and an advertising agency’s creative offices, I realize how much I love working with clients who want to bring unique design to their spaces. Many of my clients budgets are snug so we need to be creative with what we have and our design ideas — which I think is one of the best things about my job!

With simple and/or moderate changes, the properties I work with become fresh and inviting without losing their character or branding, which made them unique in the first place. So, keeping your design in line with your branding, the property’s architecture and the surrounding community, will help you think about how you can create stunning spaces that your guests will be thrilled with.

Since I specialize in budget-conscious residential rental properties, small inn, restaurants, and resort projects, I know how to use what’s already there– to its best advantage as well as finding affordable, unique pieces and design ideas.

So here are a few of my recent projects (before and after pictures) that prove, with some changes (and some larger ones) you can bring your make some changes for the new year!

The words that go with the pictures are part of my printed portfolio — so they are hard to read on the website — sorry about that.

Want some help? Give me a shout! joanne@joannepalmisano.com.

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Update your AirBnB rental would be so simple! A few changes and you can stand out!

Update your AirBnB rental would be so simple! A few changes and you can stand out!

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Ohhhh…the places we go… shopping for salvage, vintage and recycled goods…

My daughter, Gabrielle, and I, set up a booth at the Vintage Bazaar. What a great experience. Gabrielle learned so much about making things (like these signs), selling them, and loading and unloading cars. She meet so many people and had an amazing time. It was a special mother and daughter trip!

Another great and crazy couple of months, but I can’t help but be awed, inspired and renewed by some of the most amazing folks, I’ve meet along the way. I’ve been to quite a few vintage bazaars, country markets, and antique fairs to see that those who have booths (the sellers) are truly passionate about their design, products and lifestyle. Please give a round of applause to some of the hardest working folks I know and enjoy pictures of all their amazing finds, creations and wares…I hope you get a chance to visit the booths one day!  Here are a few from the Vintage Bazaar and the Country Living Fair. (click on the pictures to see these folks websites…)

I have a new found respect for those folks who set up booths at outdoor events. It is a lot of work and lots and lots of lifting!

I have a new found respect for those folks who set up booths at outdoor events. It is a lot of work and lots and lots of lifting!

My daughter, Gabrielle, and I, set up a booth at the Vintage Bazaar. What a great experience. Gabrielle learned so much about making things (like these signs), selling them, and loading and unloading cars. She meet so many people and had an amazing time. It was a special mother and daughter trip!

My daughter, Gabrielle, and I, set up a booth at the Vintage Bazaar. What a great experience. Gabrielle learned so much about making things (like these signs), selling them, and loading and unloading cars. She meet so many people and had an amazing time. It was a special mother and daughter trip!

Cari Cucksey, is not only supremely talented, but her new paint line is outstanding... She travels to a few hand-picked shows and gives amazing demonstrations. She has become a good friend...another reason to visit these shows often -- you really get to know some great folks!

Cari Cucksey, (owner of the Repurpose Shop and of the show, Cash and Cari) is not only supremely talented, but her new paint line is outstanding… She travels to a few hand-picked shows and gives amazing demonstrations. She has become a good friend…another reason to visit these shows often — you really get to know some great folks!

Karen and Patrick of South Porch Antiques are truly the best of the vintage fair lifestyle is all about. They travel from show to show, with their daughter, and truly show us how to be kind, caring and talented all at the same time. I bought that tumbleweed in Nashville and they brought it all the way to New York for me! Thank you guys!

Karen and Patrick of South Porch Antiques are truly the best of the vintage fair lifestyle is all about. They travel from show to show, with their daughter, and truly show us how to be kind, caring and talented all at the same time. I bought that tumbleweed in Nashville and they brought it all the way to New York for me! Thank you guys!

Not only do they have cool things to sell, but the displays in these booths are very unique. Stashstyle created these fun pom poms!

Not only do they have cool things to sell, but the displays in these booths are very unique. Stashstyle created these fun pom- poms!  I can only imagine how long those took — what a great display.

Then there are the incrediable artisans... Karyn Shonk, owner and designer, or Karynshonk Designs. Vintage and recycled and found objects turned into one of a kind jewelry pieces.

Then there are the incredible artisans… Karyn Shonk, owner and designer, or Karynshonk Designs. Vintage and recycled and found objects turned into one of a kind jewelry pieces.

S.D. Meadows... his work was so fun! scrap metal made into wall art -- you can check out his folk art gallery online as well. Thanks for sharing your talents S.D.

S.D. Meadows… his work was so fun! scrap metal made into wall art — you can check out his folk art gallery online as well. Thanks for sharing your talents S.D.

Then there are the nice ladies form Cutlery Couture...their booth was packed all weekend at the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck. Bumped into them at breakfast at the inn and we sat together and chatted up a storm. That's the kinda folks you meet at these events.

Then there are the nice ladies form Cutlery Couture…their booth was packed all weekend at the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck. Bumped into them at breakfast at the inn and we sat together and chatted up a storm. That’s the kind of folks you meet at these events. Talented, optimistic and outgoing!

Then there was dinner with these 2 (actually 3) chixs and a barn. Seriously... they could have a stand up comedy show besides selling unique vintage pieces at shows and in their barn.

Then there was dinner with these 2 (actually 3) chixs and a barn. Seriously… they could have a stand up comedy show besides selling unique vintage pieces at shows and in their barn.

 

Of course, there are a ton of people to meet... but I did also spend some time shopping :)

Of course, there are a ton of people to meet… but I did also spend some time shopping :)

Here are some tips for shopping at Flea Markets and similar types of events. Thank you Yahoo Makers for having me be a part of your article.

Here are some tips for shopping at Flea Markets, Vintage Bazaars, Antique Shows, Fairs and more. Thank you Yahoo Makers for having me be a part of your article.

My best, Joanne

Design and Shop…Florida Style

I’ll have to admit, it was tough to write this blog post. Here I am sitting in chhiillyy…. Vermont, writing about warm, sunny beautiful Florida homes and design shops. I’m not sure I can wait till mid-February to get there but I’ll try. I’m so excited to be presenting at Home and Salvage on February 19th and I hope I get to meet some of the amazing designers and shop owners I admire so much. Hope to see you there! Contact them to RSVP (only 30 spots). I’ll also be signing both my books!

Here are four style I usually think about when thinking Florida styles…

Olde Florida Style, which is usually a one-story house on a pier and pile foundation with a metal roof, with large overhangs (for shade) and porches. And, of course, lots of windows for the breeze to get through (before A.C.). I have to admit, this is probably my favorite style.

Mediterranean, this is my parent’s Florida home, a low-pitch tile roof, many arched windows and usually finished in a stucco with lots of outdoor living space.

Tropical usually brings to mind plantation shutters, open inside to outliving, with bamboo or teak furniture and bright tropical plant fabric patterns.

Traditional is well…traditional…something a lot of folks bring to Florida with them when they move from their more northern home and bring their furnishings with them.

But I’m thrilled to say that…today…there are no hard and fast rules for these styles anymore, especially when you add salvaged and vintage pieces from all eras. Mid-century is coming back strong as well, and designers are adding that to the mix as well. Stirring things up to create some stylish and snazzy looks!

Check out these amazing designs (and designers) that create their own look in Florida. Here are some folks I’d love to meet and places I’d love to check out…

Photographer Mina Brinkey for Houzz

Photographed by the talented Mina Brinkey, this residence, designed by Christy McGeachy of Nest Design is amazing! FILLED to the brim with vintage and salvaged finds in natural and whites, has to be one of the coolest Florida homes ever! Hope to meet these talented ladies one day.

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Another room in the Carcary Residence designed by Nest Design and Photographed by Mina Brinkey.

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So going here for dinner while we are in Naples. The restaurant Barbatella designed by the Washington D.C. based architectural firm Grizform Design Architects, is stunning. Many of the features are not salvaged but they inspire ideas for using salvaged medallions, benches, fabrics and birdcages…I love commercial spaces that inspire design ideas.

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Designer, Tina Langeloh is the owner of Home and Salvage (where I’ll be doing my presentation) and I truly can’t wait to see all the salvaged goods and vintage pieces she has in her shop. I’ve been waiting for Naples to get a shop like this!

Designer Andrew Howard

If you haven’t seen Andrew Howard’s designs, you have got to check out his website. The use of color and design, is amazing. I love to see the small details using reclaimed materials, such as a vintage knell post, reclaimed wood stools, or a gorgeous antique piece. Keep up the amazing work Andrew, hope to meet you someday.

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Here is a place I’ve been wanting to visit for a few years now. The Postcard Inn, a mid-century hotel brought back to life by SL DESIGN. I love the bohemian, eclectic, surfer-dude style. Truly a testament to reclaiming history through the use of reclaimed materials. I hope other’s are just as inspired as I am.

Interior Design Joie Wilson Naples Florida

Joie Wilson, a native Floridian, has been designing coastal homes for a long time. I love this vintage piece that she gave a new life too… She is also the author of DreamHouses Naples. Amazing work Joie!

Anna Banans Home Market from Reclaimed Materials

Let’s not forget those who design and make furniture out of Florida’s Salvaged Material. Anna Bananas Furniture Shop is just one example of unique custom pieces just for you.

Shopping in Florida can be a blast. Here are some cool vintage and salvage places to check out…Don’t miss out!

Home and Salvage, Naples, Florida.

Circa Who, West Palm Beach, Florida.

Schiller’s Architectural & Design Salvage, Tampa, Florida.

Sarasota Architectural Salvage, Sarasota, Florida

Marcotte’s Architectural & Design Salvage, Largo, Florida

Eco Relics, Jacksonville, Florida

Tampa Bay Salvage, Tarpon Springs, Florida

Florida Victorian Architectural Antiques, Deland, Florida

Estate ReSale & ReDesign, Bonita Springs, Florida

King of Salvage, West Palm Beach, Florida

Circus City Architectural Salvage, Sarasota, Florida

Don’t forget your local REBUILD CENTERS… Love those too!

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Only 25 days (but who’s counting…) till I can go to the beach and salvage shopping with you!

My best, Joanne

 

Talented Designers Not Afraid to Salvage!

There are so many amazing architects and designers out there — I love just being wowed by their imagination. I find that those who use salvage material really go above and beyond because they take risks with materials that have an unknown factor and understand the importance of the past and reusing what we already have. Hope you are just as inspired as I am. Here are six designers/architects that I totally admire. I’ll continue to send you more creative folks your way and show you that salvage can take on any style you want!  Hope you follow the blog to see them (just enter email address on right to do that).

My best, Joanne 

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Anyone who knows Jane Coslick’s Designs and Restorations can’t help but smile. Her happy spaces, filled with bright colors and restored pieces, line the coast of Georgia. This picture is from my second book, Salvage Secrets Design & Décor, where we show off quite a few of Jane’s designed spaces. Photo by Susan Teare

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Another stunning place that is featured in the second book, is designer Kelly Giesen’s apartment in New York City. The way she uses salvaged materials is stunning, glamorous and elegant. All the doors, light fixture, mirror and vanity piece are all salvaged and reused. How she puts it all together is amazing. Photo from Salvage Secrets Design & Décor (W.W. Norton) Photo by Susan Teare

 

This is a Heidi Arnold Design, just one of the many house and restoration projects she has done. Her high-end work includes many unique and stunning architectural salvaged pieces. Photo by Susan Teare
The Sonoma Valley area has Erin Marin Design — And besides amazing wine what else do they need. Her team’s talent is outstanding and their reuse of materials, whether it is a wall lined with antlers or reclaimed wood tables or vintage chandeliers…they use it all. Plus, they have a shop filled with high-end antique and salvaged materials. The projects on their website are drool worthy — you have to check them out!
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I’m thrilled and honored to have many of Arciform’s designs in both my books. This shipping container in a client’s backyard was designed by the client and Arciform to be the perfect guest cottage. The reclaimed lumber, vintage pieces turned into light fixtures and other details are just a few of design ideas that Arciform are known for in the Pacific Northwest.

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Nathan Good, of Nathan Good Architects, is not only an amazingly talented architect but a really nice guy. His firm not only works with salvage material but builds in an eco-conscious way! Check out this Cannon Beach House Project–filled with salvaged and recycled materials.  Photo by Susan Teare  (from Salvage Secrets, Transforming Reclaimed Materials into Design Concepts)

 

Designers Summer Spaces, Inspiring Eye Candy

Summer has officially arrived.  The temperature is soaring, the breeze is coming in the windows and I’m thinking about heading down to our beach and dipping my feet in :)  But before I do that — I love to share some amazing interior designer photos with you! These designers are not only incredibly talented but they are not afraid to use vintage, antique and salvage pieces in their designs. Hope they inspire you as much as they do me.

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Tracy Metro, an HGTV Designer, has a fabulous Houseboat Living Room. I love this clean retro design — I can just picture a summer’s evening here watching all the boats go by.

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Those who live on Tybee Island, or the near by islands, knows of Jane Coslick Designs. Not only is she the nicest person ever! But she is very, very talented — and has a great eye for color!  I had the pleasure of staying at one of her cottages and it was dreamy!

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The Sister’s on the Fly are a group of amazing women around the globe! They hop in the campers (like this one I saw at the Country Living Fair) and head out together for all sorts of summer fun and adventure. I’ve got my eye on a fixer-upper — soon I’ll be joining you ladies– save a glass for me!

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Ellen Degeneres, with her designers, Cliff Fong and Jay Holman, together, created some amazing spaces in her southern California ranch. I love her style and say KUDOS for all the vintage and salvage used. Mixed in with a clean modern look–LOVE IT! The whole property is featured on ElleDecor.com

Erin Martin Design

Erin Martin’s designs — you need to see them now! This Napa, Sonoma, and around the world, designer and her team are ridiculously talented! Pinch me — I want to be in the same room as those creative juices one day. They look like they have a lot of fun.

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I have not been to this event, the Hall of Flowers at the Sonoma Country Fair, but I’d love to get there — I’d even get in that tub and hang out!  Look at that color — and I love the fun display of a vintage clothing line.

Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

I was thrilled when Jessica and her family stopped by our house in Vermont to visit. I meet Jessica in Portland, when she and her husband, Yainni, so generously let us photography their home for our second book (it graces the cover as well!). This is just one of her many designs. A very humble and kind person, she and her team quietly create some of the most beautiful spaces in the nation. Please take a moment to see their work — you will be blown away!  Jessica –come back to visit anytime!

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Vermont winters can get a little long but our home is a joy in the summer — the breezes off the water and the sunsets over the mountains — make our lakehouse the place to be. I love designing with simple lines and lots of windows! The rug I made for a DIY NETWORK project – and my husband found the table for $50. Relaxing and inviting — that is what we want our guests to think when they enter our home.

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This outdoor patio is ready for guests! Kerri Hoyt, the homeowner and her design team, Arciform, designed this stunning outdoor space in the suburbs of Portland for privacy and partying. Well done! I’ll have a…  (The inside of this house is featured in our second book.)

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I still can remember when I had my morning coffee on this front porch. Another Jane Coslick cottage that is featured in our second book, Salvage Secrets Design & Decor.

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If you haven’t seen designer Nate Berkus’s fabric line — you must check it out. Not only is his design work stunning but his fabric motif’s are a MUST HAVE. I have some swatches here ready for my next design project! If you are looking to do an upholstery or slip cover job, his world travel inspired line is the way to go!

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