Design Choices: Splurging On Something For Your Home

Design Choices: Splurging On Something For Your Home

Abby Stone
Nov 18, 2009

Last night I was out with one of my Apartment Therapy colleagues and suddenly the mood got quiet and serious. She turned to me and said, I need help solving a problem:

"I'm thinking about buying these end tables but they're a fortune. But I've been thinking about them for six months now and they've just dropped the price on them. They're still expensive but...should I do it?"

As we told her, we're probably the worst person to ask. We believe in the French motto that before you buy something you should feel a "coup de foudre," a bolt of lightening, a falling in love feeling, that you love this thing so much that you really can't live without it and that, especially if you have a good sense of design and style under your belt, impractical as that item may be, you'll always love it, never regret it and each time you see it it'll make you smile. She didn't make a decision last night but we're curious. Have you ever bought something that you thought was completely impractical and foolish that turned out to be the best purchase you ever made?

(Image: Flickr member Jef Nickerson licensed for use under Creative Commons)

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