Amy R. Hughes Amy is an architectural salvage expert, author, and former editor at This Old House magazine. She began writing about home décor at Real Simple in 2014. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Apartment Therapy, and The Nate Berkus Show, among others. Highlights: * Former editor at This Old House magazine * Author of This Old House Salvage-Style Project * Owner of Salvage Style furniture store in NJ About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.