Anyone can create a beautiful home by foraging, and salvaging what they find. Whether a box of rusty nails or a disused armchair missing a leg, discarded objects can be restored, recycled or repurposed to fill the home with personal style. Artful interiors are born from curiosity, creativity and imagination, yet many of us fail to see a potential curtain rail in a bamboo stick or a hidden kitchen worktop in an old carpenter’s bench – let alone knowing where to find such objects.
Presenting the techniques and philosophies of a wide spectrum of experienced foraging homeowners, this book showcases unexpected and inspiring interiors from all over the world, from an upturned boat in France to an Australian beach house. Such diverse locations each demand a different approach to foraging and, as a result, each home has a distinct sense of style.
In an era when self-sufficiency, living off grid and saving our planet have never been more important or appealing, The Foraged Home will provide guidance and inspiration for all those looking to go beyond the world of mass-produced flat-packs.
About the Contributors
Joanna Maclennan is a freelance photographer who specializes in interiors. She has contributed photography to books and magazines such as the World of Interiors, Telegraph Magazine, Elle Decoration Country, The New York Times, and Marie Claire. Oliver Maclennan is a freelance copywriter and editor based in London.
'A stylish guide to repurposing salvaged objects and foraged materials to use in creative decoration for the home' - Gardens Illustrated
'Anyone can create a beautiful home by foraging and salvaging items' - The Lady
'Much of the pleasure of the book lies in Joanna Maclennan's inspiring photographs, which bring to life architectural foraging as far afield as north Devon, Cape Cod, Queensland, the Norwegian fjords and rural Bulgaria' - Country & Town House
'Fabulous' - House Beautiful
'Lavish' - Crafts
'Magical ... a display of the beautiful yet curious' - House & Garden
'Joanna's beautiful photographs have captured the essence of the spaces they visited, while Oliver's words convey perfectly the stories of those behind the unusual homes featured' - Project Calm
'[Shows] that anyone can create inspiring interiors from salvaged materials' - AGA Living
'Fascinating' - Yorkshire Post
'[Shows] how the most beautiful homes can be created through unusual and natural finds' - Liz Earle Wellbeing