Home Office: High, Low & Even Lower

Home Office: High, Low & Even Lower

Sarah Rae Smith
Jul 20, 2009

Our friends over at Metropolitan Home put together a great High Low comparison of two home offices. The savings from one to the other is well over $10,000, but we haven't met anyone lately who's willing to shill out that much cash, just to decorate their office (all bets are off when it comes to electronics though). After the jump, we did our best to round up coordinating items that retail for 85% less than the ones seen above...

You can read all the details about this home office over at Metropolitan Home. We tried our best to find coordinating pieces at prices that weren't quite so painful on the pocketbook. Although a few pieces differ slightly, we think they would bring the same feel to the space and that most would be willing to sacrifice just a little when it comes to design to save several thousand dollars!

Our biggest compromise came when we were scouting office chairs. Although we love the metal one used in the photos above, we just can't get behind a chair that doesn't look comfortable enough to spend at least an hour in without back pain. See what we found below!

Desk: Parsons Desk for $329 , from West Elm
Desk Chair: Blu Dot Chair Chair for $139, from AllModern
Reading Chair: Curved Arm Merlot Chair for $139.99, from Overstock (plus a little white paint)
Pendant Lamp: Bamboo Pendant Lamp for $99.95 (on sale) , from CB2
Bookshelves: Henry Double Bookshelves for $204.99, from Overstock.
Task Lamp: Hamilton Table Lamp for $139, from Pottery Barn.
Clock:Oversized Black Wall Clock for $39.99, from Target. (Although we found simliar ones at Old Time Pottery for $14.99)
Barrel: Pumpkin White Ceramic Stool for $134.99 , from Overstock.
Curtains: Willa Damask Window Panel for $29.95 , from Pier 1 Imports.
Sheers: Burn Put White Curtains for $24.99, from Target.
Floor: Brazilian Walnut Hardwood for $3.39/sqft, from Lumber Liquidators.
Rug: 4'x7' Zebra Rug for $149, from Hollywood Love Rugs.
Total: $1430.85*

(* not including flooring)

(Image: Metropolitan Home)

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