A GALLERY OF WORK by Joanne Palmisano

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I love that I get to work with amazing folks, all who have diverse properties, styles and needs. For some, I just go in and give a great face lift, others we rearrange the rooms and spaces,  and some we get down and dirty and take down walls and more. Each and every project is a joy and unique. Thank you. Joanne   

Clients Shown Here:  Mad River Barn -- Inn, Pub and Restaurant, Main and Mountain Motel and Bar, Bear Mountain Inn, Basin Harbor Club, Stowe Vacation Rental. 

UPCOMING SPRING EVENTS! by Joanne Palmisano

So excited for a couple of months of fun filled events -- if you are in one of these places -- hope you come to one of them.

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May 24th: Portland, Oregon: Evening with Joanne Palmisano.  Thrilled to be at the amazing Rejuvenation store once again.  Our evening event we had a few years back was a HUGE hit -- besides a fun presentation, there was refreshments and lots of networking :)  Here is the link to sign up. RSVP because it is limited seating.   RSVP

May 27th: Portland, Oregon: I'll be at Rejuvenation again for their Portland Flea Market event, signing books just for an hour or so.  Around 1 p.m. See you there.  

June 1, 2 ,3: Rhinebeck, New York:  Country Living Magazine Fair in Rhinebeck, New York. Not only will I be giving presentations, book signings and workshops throughout the weekend - I have a booth! Stop by and visit. I'm doing a fun GRAB BAG fundraiser for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  Shows

June 16, 17: Columbus, Ohio: Country Living Magazine Fair in Columbus, Ohio. Thrilled to be at there new spring fair this year.  I'll be presenting and signing books on June 16th and 17th.  Shows

 

The BEFORE and AFTER of Bear Mountain Inn, Maine by Joanne Palmisano

What an amazing project! IT'S OFFICIAL: I've decided that I LOVE LOVE LOVE to re-design inns, bed & breakfasts,  boutique size motels and hotels, vacation rentals and small resorts. Bringing these special places back to life brings me such joy! And the people I get to work with become dear friends. Big thank you to Brian and Julie Sullivan for reaching out to me only a week after they bought Bear Mountain Inn asking me to be their designer. They were excited and anxious to do the renovation and together we came up with a plan that would keep the charm but make it an inviting and refreshing place to stay. Only a few more details to go and the place will be ready for your visit. After photos by Molly and Victoria Company, Photographers based in Maine. www.mollyandvictoriaco.com  

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STYLING WITH SALVAGE is HERE! by Joanne Palmisano

At last, my third design book, Styling with Salvage, has released. On Tuesday, April 3rd, thousands of books will ship to folks and I'm soooo hoping they will love it as much as I do. :)  Putting a book together is a lot of work and a lot of joy!  From weeks of interviewing, scheduling, flights, driving, styling, photographing, to writing, rewriting, and rewriting about 4 more times to final proofs and the long wait for the printing. :)  My absolute favorite part is meeting all these amazing folks who use salvage in their design, work and artistry. They are incredibly creative and I'm honored they wanted to be a part of the book. Thank you again for coming along on this journey.  Thank you Susan Teare for the amazing photos and Countryman Press for publishing and Sharon Bowers for being a thoughtful and kind agent.

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 THANK YOU TO ALL WHO OPENED THEIR DOORS AND HEARTS TO US!  KEEP ON SALVAGING....     XOXO JOANNE  

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO OPENED THEIR DOORS AND HEARTS TO US!

KEEP ON SALVAGING....

 

XOXO JOANNE
 

BEFORE and AFTER: Design Work for Motels, Hotels, Inns, Vacation Rentals by Joanne Palmisano

Who doesn't love a good before and after story.  So here it is. I have about 10 other projects I have not had the chance to get photographed yet -- so hopefully, there will be a sequel to this soon. But I thought it would be fun to compile a few of the fun renovation stories in the hospitality industry that I've been involved in.  I love redoing, renovating and refreshing  old outdated motels, boutique-size hotels and teaming up with amazing firms like TruexCullins Architecture and Interiors (who I've done 5 fun projects with so far and looking forward to many more) on design projects and refresh projects. These are just a few of the projects I've had the privilege of designing for -- whether it's just a budget-friendly refresh or an all out -- let's take it down to the studs -- I'm game! If you know of an amazing motel, small hotel, inn or bed and breakfast, that could use a little love -- let me know -- I'll help bring it back to life!  xoxo Joanne

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Main and Mountain Motel, Ludlow, Vermont by Joanne Palmisano

It has been busy here! So thrilled and excited with everything that is going on:  First copy of Styling with Salvage book should arrive today, just named "one of the country's top creative people" by Country Living Magazine, design work --Bear Mountain Inn in Maine renovations started, Lawson's Finest Tap room is going up as I write this, the renovations to the bakery/restaurant now owned by James Beard Award Winner, Christain Kruse, Vergennes Laundry by CK, is complete, vacation barn/house redo mid-construction, Aspenti Health office spaces almost complete, and many more projects. But today, I'm exciting to share with you  -- Main and Mountain Motel in Ludlow, Vermont! (insert drumroll). Eliza and Justin have opened the bar and are about to open their motel rooms.  This place used to be called All Seasons and it sits on Main Street, just down the road from Okemo Mountain, the ski area.  So hence the awesome new name, Main and Mountain, Bar and Motel. Notice the Bar comes first...that is because is has the most amazing lounge/bar in town. We turned a tiny lobby and the managers apartment in a fabulous space for everyone to enjoy. We are even turning the overgrown front lawn into a hangout spot, with gas fireplace and all.  I can't wait for you all to see it... Opening January 2018!

 Here is what the lobby used to look like! 

Here is what the lobby used to look like! 

 How cute are Eliza and Justin -- the first day I meet with them in the old lobby.  Now look at their cool space!

How cute are Eliza and Justin -- the first day I meet with them in the old lobby.  Now look at their cool space!

 Almost done! Few design details to finish up :)

Almost done! Few design details to finish up :)

 Before picture -- of one of the nicest rooms. 

Before picture -- of one of the nicest rooms. 

 Almost done -- the green plaid shower curtains have arrives as well as the new blankets for the ends of the bed -- to add some color!  Photo by Lindsay Selin.

Almost done -- the green plaid shower curtains have arrives as well as the new blankets for the ends of the bed -- to add some color!  Photo by Lindsay Selin.

 Doors and frames removed -- faux paneling removed and real wood v-groove added. 

Doors and frames removed -- faux paneling removed and real wood v-groove added. 

 Only thing missing in this picture is the awesome painting of trees on the wall by the bed.  More pictures to come soon.  Photo by Lindsay Selin

Only thing missing in this picture is the awesome painting of trees on the wall by the bed.  More pictures to come soon.  Photo by Lindsay Selin

 Why I love what I do! It isn't just about a cool design. It is about helping people who really want to bring back to life an old motel, inn or hotel, restaurant but don't have a big corporate budget behind them. This is about people who work for themselves, who work really hard to make things happen in their local community -- who live and work there and want to create their own successful business.  I love this kind of work because I really am making a difference in lives and they truly appreciate what I bring to the table. Here I am with one of the owners of Main and Mountain (which used to be the run-down All Seasons Motel).  Eliza, is a lovely young lady and her partner, Justin, are a joy to work with--and that's what it is all about. PEOPLE.  Have fun. Work hard. Be Nice.                   Photo by Lindsay Selin

Why I love what I do! It isn't just about a cool design. It is about helping people who really want to bring back to life an old motel, inn or hotel, restaurant but don't have a big corporate budget behind them. This is about people who work for themselves, who work really hard to make things happen in their local community -- who live and work there and want to create their own successful business.  I love this kind of work because I really am making a difference in lives and they truly appreciate what I bring to the table. Here I am with one of the owners of Main and Mountain (which used to be the run-down All Seasons Motel).  Eliza, is a lovely young lady and her partner, Justin, are a joy to work with--and that's what it is all about. PEOPLE.  Have fun. Work hard. Be Nice.                   Photo by Lindsay Selin

 

 

Motel Makeovers, Marina, Boat Club, Cottages and Vacation Rental Redos by Jessy Moyer

Yes, I know I haven't written since April...where does the time go?  Be prepared for a long but fun post.  Gabrielle graduated high school and is getting ready to leave for college in a few weeks -- Wahhhhhaaaaa!  Thankfully, we had a great family trip before she heads out.  I'm not sure I'm ready but thankful I have some amazing projects to keep me busy.   

As you saw from the last post, it was an honor to be a part of the TruexCullins design team for the MOTEL MAKEOVER in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and their website is live.   Check it out... Mountain Modern Motel.   The MARINA store remodel at Gaines Marina, in New York is also finished! Visit their facebook page for all the fun things they do. 

I love that Motels are making a come-back.  Bringing these oldies but goodies back to life is one of my favorite things to do.  I'm currently mid-way through a ROADSIDE MOTEL renovation in Okemo, Vermont.  Stay tuned.

Looking for a VACATION RENTAL in Lake Fairlee, Vermont?  You will love the new kitchen design and the fabulous birch tree wall in the bedroom (already a huge hit on Instagram).  We are just days away from the completion of the remodel. I'll post the rental link when it's up! 

The remodel makeover continues at BASIN HARBOR CLUB  with more updated cottages to dream away in and the BOAT CLUB BATHROOMS were fun to design.   Check out the renovated LODGE ROOMS, LOBBY and CLUB ROOM...so much to see and do at BASIN HARBOR CLUB .  

STYLING WORK for Gardener's Supply Company, Eating Well Magazine, and Verilux Lights has continued to inspire me...check out the pictures below.

Next...I'm about to dive into a VACATION HOME renovation (barn converted into home), cool designs have begun for a TAP ROOM for one of your favorite Vermont specialty beer companies, early-phase of design connecting for a complete makeover for an INN in Maine, and beginning a RESTAURANT project for an incredible chef!   Don't forget to come and visit me at my upcoming DIY and Design PRESENTATION for the next COUNTRY LIVING MAGAZINE FAIRS (September in Ohio).   

PHEW...this should keep me from crying in my soup when Gabrielle packs her bags for college.   Who am I kidding?   I'm going to bawl like a baby.   

But enough words -- here are a few fun iPhone pics.  (Professional shots coming soon).    

xxoo

Joanne

 One of the guest bedrooms in the vacation rental on the lake -- keeping the costs down with some really simple -- yet bold -- decorating ideas -- including a photo wall mural of birch trees! More to come on this as well. 

One of the guest bedrooms in the vacation rental on the lake -- keeping the costs down with some really simple -- yet bold -- decorating ideas -- including a photo wall mural of birch trees! More to come on this as well. 

 This vacation rental redo will be really fun to tell you about soon!  Almost done.

This vacation rental redo will be really fun to tell you about soon!  Almost done.

 With all the rain this summer, my peonies were amazing!

With all the rain this summer, my peonies were amazing!

 The DIY's at the Country Living Fairs sponsored by Jo-Ann's Fabrics have been a huge success. I'm doing two more at the fair in Columbus in Septemeber. 

The DIY's at the Country Living Fairs sponsored by Jo-Ann's Fabrics have been a huge success. I'm doing two more at the fair in Columbus in Septemeber. 

 We were able to get away on a family vacation and we sailed the Greek Islands on the Sea Cloud -- trip of a lifetime!

We were able to get away on a family vacation and we sailed the Greek Islands on the Sea Cloud -- trip of a lifetime!

 I know, you guys rarely get to see my guy.  Here we are in Santorini!  :) 

I know, you guys rarely get to see my guy.  Here we are in Santorini!  :) 

 Close Up Details of the Updated Historic Lodge Rooms at Basin Harbor Club. Again, apologize for the bad IPHONE pictures -- better pictures to come.

Close Up Details of the Updated Historic Lodge Rooms at Basin Harbor Club. Again, apologize for the bad IPHONE pictures -- better pictures to come.

 The renovated lobby, including the new art gallery wall!

The renovated lobby, including the new art gallery wall!

 The new boat club at Basin Harbor, including a large dock for 60 boats, has its very own bathrooms with showers and a lounge room. LOVED doing these spaces!  

The new boat club at Basin Harbor, including a large dock for 60 boats, has its very own bathrooms with showers and a lounge room. LOVED doing these spaces!  

 Cringing at my bad info pic -- but you get the "picture". The new boat house bathrooms for the docks on Lake Champlain!

Cringing at my bad info pic -- but you get the "picture". The new boat house bathrooms for the docks on Lake Champlain!

 Gaines Marina Store in Rouses Point, New York, is just about done in this picture. Needs a little styling touch -- which will come soon in another post with an awesome before and after of this dock side marina and boat store!

Gaines Marina Store in Rouses Point, New York, is just about done in this picture. Needs a little styling touch -- which will come soon in another post with an awesome before and after of this dock side marina and boat store!

CREATIVE CONSULTING, MOTEL MAKEOVER in JACKSON HOLE by Joanne Palmisano

What an honor it was to be asked once again by the amazingly talented folks of TruexCullins Architecture and Interior Design to be a part of their interior design team for a motel redo in Jackson Hole. Formely known as The Painted Buffalo Motel, it is now the amazingly cool, Mountain Modern Motel. This project was right up my alley-- budget-friendly project with fun and funky ideas, including reusing some of the materials already in the building. Thank you to Kim Deetjen and the entire team at TruexCullins and the folks in Jackson Hole for having me play a key role in this design process. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product this summer. Wait till you see the LOBBY too!  #motel #makeover #consulting #design #budgetfriendly #Jacksonhole #salvage #reuse #hip #lodging

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Photo from a great Country Living Magazine Blog Article about Motels Making a Come Back.  http://www.countryliving.com/life/travel/a42036/motels-are-making-a-comeback/

 CHECK OUT THE GALLERY OF PICTURES on the NEW MOUNTAIN MODERN MOTEL (formerly known as the PAINTED BUFFALO MOTEL)  http://mountainmodernmotel.com/#

CHECK OUT THE GALLERY OF PICTURES on the NEW MOUNTAIN MODERN MOTEL (formerly known as the PAINTED BUFFALO MOTEL)  http://mountainmodernmotel.com/#

How Much Fun MAKING These DIY's for Apartment Therapy by Joanne Palmisano

I was thrilled to get a call from Apartment Therapy and their sister site, Kitchn, asking me to help them with some easy DIY's for their client Folgers. I headed down to NYC for a few days (with a suitcase full of felt, glue guns, and other craft goods) and we made three fabulous DIY's together. Their team is amazing, professional and fun. I can't wait to work with them again. Want to see the videos and the step by steps. Just click on the links (yes, still trying to figure out how to link a picture--hay--I have other skills!) Joanne

 http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-to-make-hanging-wall-planters-from-coffee-cups-240699

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-to-make-hanging-wall-planters-from-coffee-cups-240699

Succulents, Mugs and a Board...Equal a Wall Hanging Planter!

 http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-to-make-a-buzz-worthy-hanging-wall-banner-240700

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-to-make-a-buzz-worthy-hanging-wall-banner-240700

Felt and Block Letters...Say it with a Word Wall Banner

 http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-color-blocked-trivets-amp-coffee-coasters-240706

http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-color-blocked-trivets-amp-coffee-coasters-240706

Block Print Patterns on a Tile to Make a Hot Plate Trivet! Easyee--Peasee