John SaladinoVisit amyvermillion.com

Saladino highlights seventeenth-century interior design by mixing antiques and pieces from his own furniture collection in a modern way. Saladino is known for combining different elements- rough and smooth, light and dark, outdoors and indoors to create the rooms with a rustic, old world Italian feel.

Subtle metal studs and trim are added to pillows and upholstered pieces. Oriental rugs are used to cover antique-engineered oak floors.  Hanging tapestries, delft vases and pewter plates to wooden butter jars, stone flooring, plastered walls, -Saladino carefully edits every detail to refine his overall vision.

Veranda featured an article, where Saladino gives his top 10 tips. Here are the tips that can help you create a period styled interior with ease:

-“I’m very fond of Douglas fir, from the feel of it to the quietness of the pattern. I use it the way other people don’t—as a finished wood—often for the doors inside a house. Sometimes I’ll cover the whole ceiling with it. As it patinates over time, it acquires a rich hue similar to a cigar box. ”

-“I love silver travertine slabs on walls and floors. They give a room a sense of wonder and create a feeling of what I call a liminal space—half indoors, half outdoors. I like that silver travertine doesn’t feel new or suburbanized. It was used in the ancient world, and I’m historically oriented. I respect things from the past and feel they should still be used, rather than being thrown away in the wave of fashion.”

-Copper Roofs and Downspouts “I like them because they age with dignity. The oxidation and patination that takes place with copper, depending on where you are, will either turn it green or brown. The brown looks like bronze, and the green has that wonderful color we admire in the Statue of Liberty, so you get a beautiful result either way.”

-“Scratch-Coat” Plaster for Walls “I was the first person to use the scratch-coat plaster technique for interior walls in 1963. It’s a sturdy, textured finish that really gives a space an earthy quality. I much prefer it to the temporary, manufactured feel of Sheetrock. Plaster’s an ancient material, it’s been used since Roman times, so it has a sense of history, and I believe it makes spaces feel permanent and attached to the earth. ”

-Del Rio Gravel “This is my favorite gravel of all. I love the texture and the scale—3/8 inch—which is the smallest size you can get. It’s easy on heels, and the varieties of beige and gray in it are beautiful. The stones are in their natural color, so to speak, so they don’t look manufactured. Be sure to install the gravel over landscape cloth to keep out weeds, and don’t put in more than an inch of thickness, because otherwise it’ll feel like you’re walking on the beach.”

-Antique Terra-Cotta Floor Tiles and Bricks “When the budget allows, I really like to use antique tiles and bricks because they’re not all the same age, some of them are thicker than others, and they have a wonderful patination on them. I believe they make a space look personal.”

Books By John Saladino

Villa By John Saladino– Buy it from $48

John Saladino’s powerful new book is nothing less than a master class in interior and garden design. Villa
focuses on the stone ruin in Southern California that Saladino painstakingly refashioned into his dream house, and it shows how his principles and passions guided him through the five-year process of
reconstruction, restoration, and decoration.

Style by Saladino from $25

John Saladino reveals the secrets that made him one of the world’s most respected interior designers. He reveals the inspiration behind his design philosophy with its mastery of color, light and scale. Showing
how lessons from the classical world can be implemented in contemporary design, he talks through the design principles that guide him and explains how he applies these principles to settings as well as
suggesting solutions for your own home.

Monochrome by Paula Rice Jackson and John F. Saladino– Buy it from $33

Monochrome features projects by more than twenty internationally known interior designers who have created rooms based around one color.

Stil. (German Edition) by John Saladino, Barbara Stoeltie and Rene Stoeltie- Buy it used from $113

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Scratch coat plaster wall by John Saladino Photography by Antoine Bootz

Patch coat plaster wall by John Saladino; Photography by Antoine Bootz

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Palm Springs Home. Interior Design by John Saladino

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John Saladino's Manhattan Apartment- Elle Decor

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