My approach to design is always to get the best bang for every buck. I use each penny in a client’s budget to get the best longevity out of their investment. If it’s a trend, we will spend money on items easily changed down the road without breaking the bank (i.e. pillows and accessories). A larger portion of the budget will be put towards investment pieces, which will hold up in style and quality for at least 7-10 years (i.e. large furniture and items affixed/installed).
Usually, I approach the task of recreating an inspiration room photo by striving to achieve the overall look and feeling of the room. This time, I challenged myself to recreate the room, piece by piece, and I used two very different budgets to get me there.
I came across this beautiful dining room, and it is perfect for my project inspiration.
Sources: Table (Sierra Living Concepts, $2149.00); Chairs (Restoration Hardware, $669.00 each); Rug (Wayfair, $3185.34); Buffet (EuroLux Home, $5799.00); Chandelier (Lumens.com, $2,998.00); Sconces (lightingcommerce.com, $308.80 each); Mirror (Pottery Barn, $559.00); Window Treatments (Ethan Allen, $152.15 each); Candlesticks (jet.com, $250.84 each)
Sources: Table (World Market, $699.99); Chairs (Wayfair, $190.09 each); Rug (Overstock.com, $305.99); Buffet (Overstock.com, $421.99); Chandelier (lightingdirect.com, $473.10); Sconces (decorprice.com, $78.00 each); Mirror (Wayfair, $196.99); Window Treatments (Macy’s, $34.99 pair); Candlesticks (Save-On-Crafts, $37.00 set)
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