Salvation: How to Decorate with Found Objects

As one resourceful, artistic homeowner demonstrates, decorating with found objects creates an authentic look and an ironic beauty that can’t be replicated.

The tub surround is made of ham­mered metal, with copper tubing supporting the shower curtain. “And,” John laughs, “I purposely did the worst sold­ering job I could possibly do, to get the right look.” Because the room was originally an attic, the ceiling was too short for a shower. John cut a hole in the roof and lined it with hammered metal. While their only purpose is to hold the shower curtain, the copper pipes add the final touch.
Photography By Laurie Dickson