Often when purchasing for a design project we have a tight budget we have to work with. In order to meet those budgets, I will often help the designers find a more affordable version of a product they have picked out. Below you will find some popular items for the home along with a more affordable alternative. You’d be amazed at the savings you will find when you take the time to research. Google Product Search is one of my favorite methods for price comparisons.
The Eileen Gray Side Table
Eileen Gray was a pioneer of the Modern Movement in Architecture. Her Eileen Gray Adjustable Side Table by ClassicCon at Design Within Reach costs $1,150.00
At Lamps Plus you can get a similar version produced by Zuo for only $238.91. A savings of 80%!
The Barcelona Chair by Knoll
The Barcelona Chair by Knoll has been around since 1929 at Design Within Reach it costs $5,063.00.
A more affordable alternative with the same look is the Hercules Chair by Flash Furniture – Bizchair.com $299.00.
If you purchase the alternative you’ll save 95%!
The Tolix H70 Stool
The Tolix H70 Stool has been around since 1950 at Sundance it costs $250.00 ea.
A more affordable version can be found on Overstock! The Tabouret 30” Metal Barstool costs $93.59 for a set of 2!
A Savings of 81%
The Beat Light by Tom Dixon
The Beat Light by Tom Dixon on Lumens.com costs $490.00.
Patriot Lighting produces a similar pendant that’s more affordable at Menards it costs only $29.99!
Wow, that's a savings of 94%!
Cardiff Tufted Armchair from Pottery Barn
The Cardiff Tufted Armchair from Pottery Barn costs $799.00.
You can go for this similar alternative available at Overstock – The Tafton Club Chair costs only $376.99
You’ll save 53% if you purchase the alternative instead!
Crate & Barrel Spool Accent Table
Instead of wood, the Crate & Barrel Spool Accent Table is made from steel and aluminum, it costs $229.00.
The Bailey Accent Table looks very similar, is made of steel and costs only $93.99 at Overstock.com!
Best of all, you’ll save 59% by going with the alternative!
The Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman by Herman Miller
The Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman by Herman Miller is a classic, it's also very pricey, at Hivemodern.com it costs $4,499.00.
The Hercules Presidio Series Lounge Chair and Ottoman on Amazon is very similiar to the original except for the price! It costs only $699.00!
You’ll save 85% by choosing the alternative version!
Art is defined as the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance.
Furniture is defined as the moveable articles required for use or ornament in a house, office, or the like.
So why can’t the objects in your home or office be both? Here are some examples of items I find appealing and functional. Each individual yearns to find that one unique piece that speaks to them, and it doesn’t matter if anyone else likes it, because it fits you. Maybe something here speaks to you!
There is no limit to what you can find out there. Just keep searching!
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WHL Design Group is an Interior Design firm in Las Vegas, NV