The Art of Upcycling by Maggie Brady
David Attenborough’s Blue Planet has definitely raised peoples consciousness for recycled materials and eco design in everyday living. Reusable coffee cups, water bottles and paper straws are just the beginning of being more resourceful with what we buy and use.
We can also consider this in our home designs. Consider buying vintage, a bit of late night browsing at the auctions online, car boot sales when redecorating choosing quality pieces over a quick fix that will last over time. Work with what you already have!
Paint and colour can overhaul your space, upcycle, be creative and think outside the box. Repurpose, use wallpaper, change the hardware and dress up the old pieces of furniture. Give it a more luxe look. Old pieces have a history so create your own story that will give you many more years. Shop local and use salvage yards but most of all have fun. Small steps can make a big difference. If you find something and love it then buy it. These are the things that create the memories and you'll always find a place for it.
Founder and Designer at Pearl Redesigns which offers interior design services in both residential and commercial.
With a passion for the art of upcycling we create beautiful happy homes combining treasured vintage finds with the new giving the home a new beginning for years to come. Inspiring people to create something new, teaching them new skills and having fun is what good design is for us.
Maggie Brady, Pearl Resdeigns
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