Designing High & Low… & Lower!

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Due to both overwhelming response and one particularly astute reader, we decided to have another go at this High & Low Entryway from Boston Home‘s summer issue. No one is disputing that $15,000 is a high-end budget for a foyer (or any room, really) but there were several complaints that $3,500 was nowhere near low-end — and we agreed. But it was Apartment Therapy Reader Andrée who went above and beyond, compiling the elements of a comparable entry for under $600…

Special thanks to Andrée for pillaging the internet for this fantastic Recession-friendly interpretation — we simply compiled it all together in Photoshop. Andrée readily admits that some may feel quality has been sacrificed but the point of the exercise was to capture a specific look at an accessible price point. We think he did a great job!

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Low: Metal floor mirror, $299, West Elm
Lower: Hovet mirror, $99, IKEA
Saved: $200

Low: Nelson bubble lamps, $329 each, Machine Age
Lower: Light kit: cords $9.99 each, paper shades $12.99 each, World Market
Saved: $289 each

Low: Chandler table, $1,370, Mitchell Gold Bob Williams
Lower: Maddox Espresso Dining Table, $259.99,
Saved: $1,110

Low: Round jute rug, $149, Pottery Barn
Lower: Round Braided Maize Rug, $9.99, World Market
Saved: $139

Low: Pella coat stand, $230, Bowl & Board
Lower: Satin Nickel Finish Coat Rack, $39.99, Target
Saved: $190

Low: Wire birdcage, $149, Arhaus
Lower: Set of 3 Antique Birdcages (1 pictured), $35, Save on Crafts
Saved: $114

Low (and Lowest): Nils Dining Chair, $79.99, Ikea
This one we’re not challenging — we’re not sure where you could get another similar style armchair in contemporary patterned fabric for under $100. Good find, Boston Home.

Boston Home’s “Low” Items: $2,855
Apartment Therapy Boston’s “Lower” Items: $569.92