Eco savvy style

Creative thinking turns would-be trash into ingenious treasure


A contractor salvaged this German Silver Sink from the original butler's pantry during a kitchen remodel.

Home office interior design generally goes one of two ways: sleek and sophisticated with a slew of modern gadgets strewn throughout the room; or a timeless design that relies heavily on highly-polished wood and furniture made of rich materials. This Columbus homeowner falls into the latter category with this old patent file from the 1880s sitting in his office.

Some awesome decorating ideas include using repurposed materials, like the salvaged piece that these homeowners use for bathroom storage.



With dents and nicks clearly visible, this kitchen islands contrast sharply with the refrigerator seen standing by.

Vintage light fixtures that look like they're straight off of a movie set hang in various rooms around this home.

This display at Pittsburgh's Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens was part of a show which showed ecologically-inspired interior spaces.

An Ohio homeowner collects old wood from torn down buildings and repurposes it into vintage structures like the one seen in this backyard design.



This dining room table from Rustic Refinery is made from reclaimed lumber and fits in splendidly with the flooring and nearby fireplace.

With the doors flung wide and the vintage light fixture, this room could be a throwback to the past, if it weren't for the incredibly modern seating and coffee table.

This bedroom design features a unique headboard that was carved and painted by artist Paul Hamilton from an old piece of wood.



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