From converted warehouse offices to rustic tiny houses, reclaimed-materials-as-hip-decor is everywhere. This Victorian pad in East London, though, takes it to a whole different level. Thoroughly restored by interior designer Patrick Williams as his (fourth!) home, the entire apartment is one big pushback against today's flatpack mentality. "Why do we buy poor-quality, mass-produced furniture? It is wrong in every way," Williams tells House & Garden, which profiled the dwelling recently. Williams, instead, is all about "reinventing and recycling."
Here's a non-exhaustic list of salvaged goods he has incorporated: junk yard pews as dining room seating; pottery factory planks as kitchen counters; reclaimed oak blocks to hold light switches; eBay floorboards for the bedroom. And then there's the profusion of Penguin paperbacks arranged by color on a book shelf held up by Georgian pillars found in the English market town of Epsom. Get the rest of the tour at House & Garden.
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