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  I love redoing, renovating and refreshing  old outdated motels, boutique-size hotels and teaming up with amazing firms like TruexCullins Architecture and Interiors (who I've done 5 fun projects with so far and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