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The ultimate guide to decorating your home in inventive and surprising ways using the beauty of nature’s own designs

Overview

Anyone can create a beautiful home by foraging, and salvaging what they find. Whether a box of rusty nails or a disused armchair missing a leg, discarded objects can be restored, recycled or repurposed to fill the home with personal style. Artful interiors are born from curiosity, creativity and imagination, yet many of us fail to see a potential curtain rail in a bamboo stick or a hidden kitchen worktop in an old carpenter’s bench – let alone knowing where to find such objects.

Presenting the techniques and philosophies of a wide spectrum of experienced foraging homeowners, this book showcases unexpected and inspiring interiors from all over the world, from an upturned boat in France to an Australian beach house. Such diverse locations each demand a different approach to foraging and, as a result, each home has a distinct sense of style.

In an era when self-sufficiency, living off grid and saving our planet have never been more important or appealing, The Foraged Home will provide guidance and inspiration for all those looking to go beyond the world of mass-produced flat-packs.

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Reviews

'A stylish guide to repurposing salvaged objects and foraged materials to use in creative decoration for the home'
Gardens Illustrated

'Anyone can create a beautiful home by foraging and salvaging items'
The Lady

'Much of the pleasure of the book lies in Joanna Maclennan's inspiring photographs, which bring to life architectural foraging as far afield as north Devon, Cape Cod, Queensland, the Norwegian fjords and rural Bulgaria'
Country & Town House

'Fabulous'
House Beautiful

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Further Details

Specifications

Format: PLC

Size: 25.0 x 19.5 cm

Extent: 256 pp

Publication date: 18 April 2019

ISBN: 9780500021873

About the Author

Joanna Maclennan is a freelance photographer based in France. She has contributed to many books and magazines, including the World of Interiors, the Telegraph magazine, Elle Decoration Country, The New York Times and Marie Claire.

Oliver Maclennan is a freelance copywriter and editor based in London.