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Copy Cat Dining Room: Same Look, VERY Different Price Tags 

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.


IMG_9650Sources: 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)


IMG_9652Sources: 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)

Let Sitting Pretty Redesign help create the look you have been eyeing online for months. We can get there, no matter what your budget may be! Check out Services for Designing to Dwell to learn more.

For more ideas on wise ways to invest in your home’s design, check out Home Design for Timeless Value.

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