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How to decorate with secondhand finds

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

Reupholstered velvet chaise
Photography by Thomas J. Story; styling by Miranda Jones


LaPlante sits atop a thrifted chaise that she upgraded with 6 yards of eco-friendly velvet fabric (Knoll Velvet #K784, $122 per yard; 866/565-5858). The legs were also freshly painted to match the sofa’s.


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