Furniture: High / Low Comparisons

One of my favourite features in magazines like Style at Home is the high / low spread. Essentially, the magazine styles up two very similar versions of a room and leaves it to the reader to guess which version is expensive / affordable (before revealing the true prices on a later page). Anyway. I love this feature and I get sucked into the guessing game every. single. time.

If you love this as much as I do, go ahead and read on. I have prepared a similar high / low challenge for you.

Beds

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Dressers

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5a. 02575003_L5b.hg147409_1So? How do you think you did? Check the prices (and see the sources) below.

Answers:

1. a. Parallel bed in walnut and leather, $5800; b. Piper wood panel bed, $1149
2. a. glass ball mini pendant, $69.98; b. Soneca frosted pendant light, $229
3. a. matching Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin white lacquer chest of drawers, $3800; b. Malm six-drawer dresser, $199
4. a. Jennifer Taylor white Mongolian fur bench, $550; b. Jonathan Adler Mongolian lamb bench, $1595
5. a. 1-light pendant fixture, $23.90; b. Greene pendant large, $595

Design: The Sea Urchin

In addition to furry furniture, morrocan poufs and blankets, decorative urchins are invading homes across the country.

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via Vanilla Extract

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Erica Cook via 6th Street Design School

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via Interior Collective

 

This is a design trend for those who want a permanent reminder of beachy living. The form and texture of these urchins are so interesting that they’re sort of just hard to resist. Am I¬†right?

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small silver plated sea urchin, $20

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large silver plated sea urchin, $45

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7″ white porcelain sea urchin box, $35 (gold version¬†is also awesome)

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round box with sea urchin, $99

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urchin burst on a stand, $140

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vintage sea urchins print, $245

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silver plated sea urchin on stand, $95

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Michael Aram sea urchin candle, $99

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Regina-Andrew Design stacked sea urchin lamp, $159

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