We’ve all been there – decorating is expensive. But with the right resources, there are ways to make it less so. In this series, I will attempt to show you how items similar in style can be wildly different in price. Sometimes it’s worth the splurge and sometimes, it’s worth digging to find a nice equivalent. – Gabrielle, Savvy Home
I love this dining room by Amanda Nisbet. It’s classic but not fussy, formal but still relaxed. This look can be reproduced by using classic shapes in modern materials and colors. For example, the antique dutch chandelier is covered in white plaster; the classic style klismos chairs are finished in a pale weathered wood; and the placemats are natural jute.
Entertaining starts with a well appointed dining room and dinnerware set. Of course when it comes to buying everything in sets of 10, the prices add up quickly. In fact, if you were to buy 10 chairs of each high and low models below, the price tag difference would run over $20,000.
So while you may want to splurge on unique items like a beautiful dining table or a quality chandelier, you may want to save when it comes to buying 10 chairs, flatware sets, linen napkins or dinner plates. If you were to reproduce the look with the items below, where would you splurge and where would you save?
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Low: 5-Light Antique White Chandelier |Dubost Olive Wood Flatware (5-Piece Set) | Target Threshold Scalloped Plate (Set of 4) | Thomas Side Dining Chair | Elysian Natural Jute and Wool Herringbone Rug (8’x10′)
High: E.F. Chapman George II 12-Light Chandelier |Alain Saint-Joanis Geneve Flatware (5-Piece Set) |Juliska Berry & Thread Plate (Set of 4) | S.R. Gambrel Klismos Chair | Herringbone Braided Jute Rug (8’x10′)
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