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At a friend's over the weekend, we had to stop and admire their new dining room, which was such a great hi-lo mix. The table is the School Table from BDDW, a high ticket item, the chairs are the Minimal Side Chair from De La Espada, a bit lower on the ticket totem pole, and the rug and all the napkins and place mats are from West Elm and Crate & Barrel. The whole house is like this with a few pieces of really top notch quality, while all the rest was ordered online from big box stores.