Brownstoner puts Amy on The Hot Seat
Brownstoner: Have you seen a rise in the DIY, salvage-style aesthetic? Why do you think that is?
Amy Hughes: Absolutely. I think it has a lot to do with the green movement. I, for one, hate to see so many vintage building materials end up as landfill. Cast brass doorknobs, slate roof shingles, carved wood door casing—these things all have so much character and potential for re-use. The more people see these old parts repurposed into imaginative décor, the more popular salvage will become. It’s not just about saving stuff from the trash heap, it’s about reinterpreting it, and making it work for your home and your style. READ MORE