Which do you think is more expensive?
Enter room one.
And room two.
If you guessed room one, you're right! But the difference in price may shock you. We're talking almost $25,000 in difference.
The first room weighs in at a hefty $31,165.
The second, a much more reasonable $7768.
But this high-low exercise is a great example of why people hire a designer to achieve the look they want. Not everyone can toss $30,000 at a new room (OK, for realzies, most of us can't). But a couple thousand is much more realistic when looking to redo a room. Whether it's stowing cash for a rainy decorating day or using your tax return, you can expect to pay a good chunk of change to achieve the well-dressed, layered look you see in the mags. And like most things, there are always the highs and lows, as we see here. Hiring a decorator or a designer may be a great idea, to stay within a defined budget and to recreate a look. In fact, designers PREFER when you come to the table with a look or a vibe that you're dying to try. It makes our job so much easier, and it's so much fun to hunt down the best deals out there.
So with that, I think I can do you one better.
Lucite Chair $79
Orange Overdye Rug $385
Pink Bergere Chair $750
Orb Chandelier $299
x bench $179
Gourd Lamp $45
Painting of a woman $100
Black Desk $116
turquoise box $39
gray shelf $149
Paris prints $135
curtains $39 each (2 panels)
bronze stool $200
My copycat of the copycat is still less, by way more than half, coming to a grand total of $2594! What a steal! For an entire room re-do, that's a fantastic price. Although, serial DIY'ers like us balk at that price, it just shows that you can definitely get the look you want for a lot LESS than you think.
Mom and I are constantly looking at products for client projects so we always have our eyes out for the trendy pieces and timeless pieces, at the best prices. If you'd like help creating your dream space, or recreating something you've seen in a magazine, we would love to help! We provide services from sourcing products and look-a-likes to full room redos. Contact us for rates and pricing.
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Nancy and Bethany