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For Your Style I’d Walk a Mile with Joanne Palmisano

Joanne Palmisano is the author of the internationally acclaimed book, Salvage Secrets, Transforming Reclaimed Materials into Design Concepts and has a second book, Salvage Secrets Design and Decor, coming out spring 2014, both published by W.W. Norton (New York/London). She is also an award winning interior designer, a stylist for national magazines and catalogs, and a regular contributing designer for DIY Network including an eight part video series on Salvage Design. She writes for William Sonoma’s blog, Cultivate, and regularly gives presentations across the nation about Designing with Salvage. Joanne can be found on her own blog. Thanks so much, Joanne!

1. Who would you like to play you in a movie?
I’d love Jodie Foster to play me in a movie! She looks nothing like me but I like her attitude…strong…funny and serious when she needs to be. 🙂

2. I wish I could…
I wish I could travel the French and Italian countryside for six months, checking out all the historic places, eating the food and of course stopping at all the antique markets.

3. My first style memory…
hmmm…that would have to be when I started to make my own clothes in high school. I don’t sew that much anymore but when I look back at pictures, I can’t believe how cool some of the stuff I made was. I should have keep them, they are back in style now!

4. I couldn’t live without…
Besides the all important husband, daughter, friends and family. I’d have to go with my jigsaw–which I use on almost every DIY Network project I create. That and my pillow…I mean really…who could live without a good pillow!

5. I could live without…
the television. Or at least I should try and live without the television, but on a long, cold Vermont winter night, there is nothing better than a rerun (or two) of the Big Bang Theory.

Pick a photo or décor objet, or piece of clothing that defines your style:


My style is all about mixing old with new; salvaged with modern, recycled with contemporary…styles that bring in the past so we can enjoy our future.

bottom photo by Susan Teare Photography

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