Renovate Innovate: Reclaimed and Upcycled Homes book

Renovate Innovate book by Antonia Edwards

New homes and interiors book

There are many reasons to be joyful about finally entering March 2017. Snowdrops and daffodils are now gracing our London parks with their cheerful presence. Days are slowly but surely getting longer and we can finally come out of hibernation. On top of that – as you may have guessed from the title – my second book Renovate Innovate: Reclaimed and Upcycled Homes, has finally hit the shelves…! And this time, it’s a big one…

House of Manolo Yllera in Renovate Innovate book

As with Upcyclist: Reclaimed and Remade, Furniture, Lighting and Interiors, Renovate Innovate is a visual feast for lovers of homes and interiors. This new exploration in the art of reclaim however, scales up from furniture and lighting, to entire rooms, apartments and houses.

Reclaimed chapter of Renovate Innovate by Antonia Edwards

The book is separated into three sections: Reclaimed, Revived and Reimagined. Each explores how beautiful and timeless homes can emerge from doing something unpredictable with materials and buildings that others might consider unrecoverable or redundant.

Back cover of Renovate Innovate book

Telegraph pole house as featured in Renovate Innovate book by Antonia Edwards

From Melbourne to Madrid, you can expect to see some of the most unique dwellings from around the world. All tell a story about the creative potential in being resourceful with existing materials, objects and spaces that are immediately on hand.

The White House featured in Renovate Innovate book by Antonia Edwards

Projects featured include The Love Art Studio, an artist’s fascinating live/work space in Thailand built from driftwood, a Slovenian barn turned holiday home and the studio and living space of famed architect Ricardo Bofill, made from a converted cement factory.

Vintage decor in interiors book Renovate Innovate

Thanks to the awesomeness of Ali Gitlow, Paul Sloman and Prestel Publishing, along with contributions from some of the most talented designers, architects and photographers around the world, I think we managed to create something really special.

Renovate Innovate: Reclaimed and Upcycled Homes is now released in the UK, due for in the US on the 3rd April 2017. There is also a German edition Upcycled Homes: Einzigartig, Innovativ & Nachhaltig Wohnen (DVA Publishing) released on 25th April 2017.


Upcyclist and Prestel Publishing are giving away ten copies of Renovate Innovate. For a chance to win, simply subscribe to Upcyclist by adding your email address below. If you are already a subscriber, you will still need to enter your details to be included in the giveaway. You can also unlock bonus entries by following Upcyclist on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. Please note that you will need a UK/Europe address to be eligible to enter. Competition runs from 6th -31st March 2017. Good luck!

Author: Antonia Edwards

Antonia is the founding editor of Upcyclist. Based in the UK, she is the author of two books: 'Upcyclist: Reclaimed and Remade Furniture, Lighting and Interiors' (Prestel 2015) and 'Renovate Innovate: Reclaimed and Upcycled Homes' (Prestel 2017).