One Design, Two Budgets: Sophisticated, Subdued Living Room

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Today's living room design isn't screaming "look at me! look at me!" Instead, it's quietly handsome, in a Paul Newman kind of way, and will stand the test of time. It's classic neutral and navy, with minimal hints of metallic (because even Paul Newman wasn't a nun). Click to see the cost, along with today's more budget-friendly version...

  1. Linen Chesterfield from Restoration Hardware; $3390
  2. Nailhead Side Table from Layla Grace; $455
  3. Navy Double Gourd Lamp from Neena's Lighting; $252
  4. Wallpaper from Celerie Kemble for Schumacher; $155
  5. Brown Cable Knit Rug from Switch Modern; $1320

Done the math? That's $5572. And here's version #2:


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  1. Linen Chesterfield from Home Decorators; $919
  2. Nailhead Side Table from Overstock; $188
  3. Navy Double Gourd Lamp from Amazon; $180 for 2
  4. Wallpaper from Kate Zaremba; $90
  5. Brown Cable Knit Rug from Ralph Lauren; $900

For a grand total of $2187. How's that for a big difference?

As always, if you find something similar to the items above, for a better price, share the information by linking to it in the comments below. You'll get a free jar of Newman's Own Salsa with every suggestion (no you won't).

(Image credits: Dabney Frake)