Monday, September 19, 2011

The Look for Less

Any designer can make a home beautiful with a large budget, but how do you achieve the look on a limited budget without sacrificing looks and quality? With stores like Ikea, and my personal fav HomeGoods, its easy to furnish a home with a limited budget. I love a good bargain but I hate the idea of clients buying furniture that they do not love just to complete a room. I would so much rather see a blank wall in a family room, than a generic $149 Bed Bath and Beyond print of flowers or Venice. I know its hard and everyone wants their house done yesterday, but a house is never completely finished. The difference between buying three Ektrop pieces and a coffee table from HomeGoods to complete the living room, vs scouring the internet for affordable designer looking items, is what most people have trouble with. Here are a few of my favorite online finds to get the look for less. 

Oly Pipa Side Table $1,700

Wisteria Ceramic Stool $289

Amazon $249.99
World Market $179.99
West Elm $299

Home Decorators $179

Aidan Gray $1,500
Ballard Laurenza 12 Light Chandelier $699

Horchow $760

Wisteria $279

Oly Studios $2,500

Noir $830


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  2. this is great, and how easy it rally is to find pretty stuff on lower budget! And those chairs for example, they look like they were one and the same! :)

    have a lovely day!
    xo, tiina

  3. I just love your post! i'm all about cheap yet glamous design! Check out at White Glam's blog
    this hall that i design last wekeend with only 80 euros! Can you believe it?
    Xo, Lisete Reis from white glam

  4. I have that exact West elm desk and LOVE it!!!! I was able to get it on sale for $129 though and free shipping...def a proud moment for me. So glad you shared these, you can for sure get what you want for pennies on the dollar.





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