The Find

The Find

The Housing Works Book of Decorating With Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details

Book - 2009
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Sometimes you're looking for it, sometimes it just finds you

Treasures of home décor abound at flea markets, thrift shops, and garage sales. But how do you know a find when you find it?
In The Find , Stan Williams and some of today's most clever style makers, including Simon Doonan, John Derian, and Real Simple's Kristin van Ogtrop--all diehard devotees of New York City's Housing Works--show not just what to look for, but also how to look at an object to identify a great piece. The trick is to see beyond nicks and wobbles, color and intended purpose and to focus on potential. For example, a vintage leather trunk encased in Lucite works as a stunning coffee table. Pages from old books wallpaper a foyer. A cushion fashioned from a baseball diamond's home plate makes a garden chair comfortable.

The Find includes chapters on furniture, accessories, small spaces, and entertaining. From a suburban ranch to an East Village studio in New York, each abode illustrates unexpected ways that secondhand items can make statements (or space) throughout a home.

Elegantly photographed, filled with practical sidebars about refurbishing, styling, and treasure-hunting, and replete with the quirky sensibility that has made Housing Works one of the most popular destinations for great things, The Find is at once a handbook and inspiration for vintage decorating. Secondhand does not mean second rate when there's always something special to be found.
Publisher: New York : Clarkson Potter, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780307406255
0307406253
Branch Call Number: 747 Williams 05/2009
Characteristics: 239 p. :,col. ill. ;,25 cm.

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fatcat21
May 28, 2012

Good photos and some fresh ideas. Fun book to look through.

adraftz Dec 22, 2011

A great primer on mixing resale/vintage with what is in your home. I enjoyed the photos and find the tips useful.

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