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How to decorate with secondhand finds

L.A. designer Kelly LaPlante shows how to give salvaged materials stylish new purpose

Patinaed concrete floors
Photography by Thomas J. Story; styling by Miranda Jones


Rather than adding new floor covering, LaPlante stripped decades of paint from her loft's concrete floor. "The patina that had developed from all those years is beautiful," she says. "We just had the floor buffed and called it a day."

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