Susan Cherry Redino and her husband, Rick Redino, have lived in their Eggertsville home for 32 years. She is an interior decorator who calls her business Cherry Tree Design – Lost & Found. He owns a metal recycling business. They have two grown children.
Here is how Susan Redino described their place in an email for The Buffalo News’ Home of the Week online feature.
“Our house is up the street from where we both grew up. I’ve always had a fascination for previously loved, gently used items. Ever since I could walk to the corner and rescue treasures from my neighbors’ curb to reuse in my playhouse, I’ve been recycling, upcycling, collecting and creating with found items my whole life.
“I met and fell in love with my husband who lived around the corner and who, quite coincidentally, owns a metal recycling business (scrap yard) ... A match made in heaven.
“We bought a fixer-upper up the street and for 32 years have been creating a home that’s warm and comfortable, reflecting our personalities with handed-down pieces and carefully chosen ‘Lost & Found’ decor.
“There’s not a day goes by that Rick doesn’t bring me home ‘a prize.’ And I still can’t resist a great roadside find.
“Consequently, our home is filled with lovingly gathered and gleaned, handed-down and gifted, recycled, reused, repurposed, upcycled, and artistically recreated home and garden decor.
“From cookware to furniture, accessories, artwork and almost everything in between, our home and gardens have been created with nearly all of what I have come to call ‘Lost & Found’ items.
“I like to think it’s a lifestyle, not just a decorating style,” she wrote.
Do you love your house enough to show it off? This could be your chance.
The Buffalo News is looking for other beautiful local homes and the stories behind them and their décor. Those chosen will be displayed in a weekly feature at buffalonews.com and could be chosen as Home of the Month in a Sunday edition of The Buffalo News.
If you are interested, tell us about your home in 150 words or less, and email 10 images (in .jpg form) of the interior and exterior to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those chosen for BuffaloNews.com will be contacted by Home and Style Editor Susan Martin. A phone number is helpful. Single-family homes, condominiums, lofts and apartments are eligible.
The News will include your name and the city or town in which you reside but not your exact address.
* Take a look at last week's Home of the Week in Clarence Hollow:
* Read some decorating tips from Susan Cherry Redino and two other Western New York pros: