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How to decorate with secondhand finds

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

Bookcase display
Photography by Thomas J. Story; styling by Miranda Jones

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Rather than filling her shelves with books, LaPlante left room for shapely objects and empty space to create a pretty display. "I first visually balance the case as a whole," she says. "Then I arrange the contents of each shelf."

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