Friday Favorites 3/30/2012

March 30, 2012

Karin Lidbeck Brent, Contributing Editor
Whether or not you are a fan of the recycling and sustainability philosophy, Salvage Secrets by Joanne Palmisano should grace your home design library. It’s a highly inspiring design book with everything you need to know about integrating recycled, reclaimed and salvaged materials into your home.


The book presents endless examples of stunning architectural projects, creative interior design ideas and beautiful rooms, all photographed by Susan Teare.

Photo by Susan Teare

Photo by Susan Teare

Paula M. Bodah, Senior Editor
More typical spring weather seems to have arrived this week, but those summery days that ushered in the equinox had me thinking I should move fast and be one of the 250 people who’ll get to buy Dedon‘s new Orbit XXL, a supersized version of the lounge chair that’s been one of the company’s most popular pieces of outdoor furniture since it debuted ten years ago.

The limited chalk-and-taupe anniversary edition is 25 percent bigger than the original–a spacious 87.5 inches wide–and has extra-thick cushions and a weather-resistant canopy. It even has wheels to make it easy to move to a favorite shady (or sunny) spot. In our area, Showroom Boston is where to go to find Dedon’s furniture.

Photo courtesy of Dedon

Kyle Hoepner, Editor-in-Chief
In the spirit of yesterday’s post sharing previously unglimpsed aspects of New England Home projects, here’s one more to fill out the week: a sweet dining room vignette from a Louisberg Square home designed by Gerald Pomeroy. Happy weekend, everyone!

Photo by Robert Benson; click to see more.