Kendall Jenner recently bought a Hollywood Hills home formerly owned by Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, and the famous model has been doing some decorating. Jenner updated her app this week with the details, sharing that almost all of the pieces in her new living room are from Restoration Hardware, with one exception—the $52,000 Boa sofa, designed by the Campana brothers. We are definitely fans of a funky sofa, but wondered: just how many other sofas could $52,000 buy? We did the math.
Designed in 2002, the Boa is a "soft woven nest" made of 100 meters of tubular velvet that takes four people to weave into this iridescent pile. It's definitely impressive, and definitely out of the question for most mortal humans.
We took 6 notable sofas from favorite designers and affordable retailers alike, and found out just how many of each of them $52,000 could buy.
3.13 Panton Living Towers
4.45 Noguchi Free Form sofas
Noguchi designed his organically-shaped sofa for Vitra in 1946, and just one will set you back $11,675.
8.4 Womb Settees
10.51 RH Cloud sofas
This is the other sofa Kendall picked for her living room. We actually tested the Cloud at Apartment Therapy HQ, and it got high marks. While the modular pieces start under $800, you can get 10 and a half of the full $4,950 leather version for the price of one Boa.
28.9 Maxwell sofas
173.9 IKEA KLIPPAN loveseats
At $299, IKEA's ubiquitous loveseat is one of the most inexpensive seating options on the market. So when compared with the five-figure Boa, you'll get enough KLIPPANs that when placed end to end, will stretch for over 1,000 feet and seat nearly 540 people.