Tuesday, March 22, 2016

4 Designer Pieces for Less

When it comes to furnishing a home, I tend to agree with Miles Redd- "Buy the best and you'll only cry once."  I believe wholeheartedly in investing in quality pieces that you really love and that will stand the test of time.  However, I also know that quality and a reasonable price tag isn't impossible to find- and I am here to prove it!  Today I rounded up less expensive alternatives to 4 high-end designer favorites.  

First up- the infamous Stark antelope carpet:

{Only Things I Love}

This beautiful cut pile carpet is a timeless look that works in a multitude of settings, from an Upper East Side apartment to a Texas ranch house.  However, at upwards of $2k per 8' x 10' rug, it costs a pretty penny.  Ballard Designs recently produced a similar antelope rug and runner that is nearly 1/4 of the cost- and just as gorgeous!

1.) Ballard Designs Antelope Hand Tufted Rug $179

Over the past couple of years, Serge Mouille's 3-arm ceiling lamp, standing lamp, and two-arm wall sconces have been all the rage.  Originally released in 1958 by French industrial designer Serge Mouille, the noteworthy shape and quirky angular arms are a mid-century staple. The shades themselves were inspired by the female form.

{Jenna Lyons}

The original ceiling light retails for $7k, but France & Son offers a handsome alternative at a much more attainable price-

2.) Serge Mouille-Style 3-Arm Ceiling Light $459

Scalamandre's Leopardo silk velvet is a dream and often used to cover x-benches and ottomans:

However, the price for this one is over $700/yard of fabric.  Yikes!!  I stumbled upon this look-alike leopard bench while perusing OKL yesterday, though.  It looks just as luxe as the real thing to me.

3.) One Kings Lane Perry Pillow-Top Ottoman $699

Plexi-craft is the queen of all lucite/acrylic furniture, and has the hefty price tag to prove it,  but the look is so gorgeous!  My boss used their desk in her old office, which has now become my desk!:

The Plexi-craft coffee table is another designer favorite, which can also be spotted in Claiborne Swanson Frank's living room:

Here are 2 great, inexpensive alternatives!

4.) Ballard Designs Felicity Acrylic Coffee Table $749

Wisteria Disappearing Coffee Table $799

I love a good bargain and am always hunting for the best possible purchase when it comes to designer faves.  Have you all found any good buys lately?


  1. Loved this post, especially the lower priced Ballard Antelope rug! After our new puppy is potty trained, I would love to have that rug! :) Need to look through the catalog that came this week for the coffee table too. Hope you have a Happy Easter!

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