One of our favorite house tours this spring came from Julie and Iker, who live in an iconic Bertrand Goldberg high-rise along the Chicago River. They've kept the interiors simple, clean, and minimal—a nice way to showcase the unique architectural details. If you like their style, we've compiled a guide to high and low resources for a similar look.
The difference in price between sofas usually has to do with the materials used, the size and features (if it's a sleeper sofa or a sectional, it tends to cost more), and the quality of the frame. Both of these sofas have wood frames, but one is a larger sleeper with built-in storage.
Low Media Stand
We're not sure, but we think Julie and Iker's media stand is a discontinued model from CB2. If you're looking for something similar, there are a bunch of high-gloss, low, white media stands ranging from budget to high-end versions.
Chrome and Glass Side Table
Julie and Iker have a classic adjustable-height Eileen Gray side table. Like many iconic 20th century pieces, it's easy to find knockoffs, although there's a lot of debate over the ethical implications of buying a knock-off.
Shell chairs were really popular in the 1950s and 60s and the same basic idea has been picked up and reinterpreted by many contemporary designers—both well known names and lesser known designers working within big companies.
The globe lamp is such a simple design that any difference in price really comes from materials, small details, and designer branding.
When you're shopping for shades and blinds, prices vary according to quality of materials, how well they block light and UV rays, and whether they're custom or standard sizes.
To see the full tour of this home, click here.
Photo: Evan Thomas