I know everybody is feeling down about the recession, but I feel that we are going through a correction in a time of overindulgence. When I see a project like this it gives me hope to know that as humans, as Americans, we can correct a wrong.

There are so many ways we can recycle and you would never think about using recycled material in interior decorating, but I have for years and it can be very cool.

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Designs by Patricia Davis Brown Designs, LLC.

This is a small commercial office I did and I used torn pieces of brown wrapping paper to dress the walls. The torn edges and overlapping of the paper add texture to the design. This type of application I could see on a boy’s bedroom wall.

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Designs by Patricia Davis Brown Designs, LLC.

In the same commercial space, I used recycled Chicago brick to create a dramatic entry to this high-end appliance showroom.

If we all give some thought to recycling I think we can be very creative in decorating our homes and offices and feel good about it at the same time.

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, https://www.patriciadavisbrowndesigns.com/. She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and eHow.com talent offering design tips.