The High/Low Shopping Guide

With Sabrina Soto, host of The High Low Project , HGTV Magazine pulled together some dynamic duos with drastically different price tags.
By: Kate Doherty

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Patterned Chair

An intricate Jacquard fabric covers this handmade chair. 1803-01 chair in zion bright, $1,957, leeindustries.com for stores

Zigzag-ed Colors

Similar pink and orange colors, but the printed cotton means big savings. Maya chair, $599, grandinroad.com

Bouquet Chandelier

No need for a centerpiece with this flowery chandelier above your table. Crystorama Southport 39"-diameter, 12-light wrought-iron chandelier, $998, hayneedle.com

Smaller Statement

Smaller in scale, this pick pretties up any space. Flora 24"-diameter, 8-light wrought-iron chandelier, $399, ballarddesigns.com

Go for Gold Leaf

This handcrafted beauty has a rich gold-leaf finish. Arteriors Home Porter Bamboo 43" x 54" iron mirror, $1,572, wayfair.com

Painted Instead

Gold paint on this smaller piece shrinks the price. Cyan Designs Bamboo 23?1/2" x 38" iron mirror, $530, zincdoor.com

Elegant Lighting

Bubbled-glass balls on a chrome-finish base support a linen shade. Peacock Aqua 27"-tall lamp, $199, shadesoflight.com

Slash the Price in Half

There are only three stacked spheres, but this lamp’s actually 2 inches taller. Sea Green 29"-tall glass lamp, $50, kirklands.com

Monogrammed Tote

Choose from more than 30 monogram styles to personalize this durable bag. Colorfield 14"-tall vinyl tote in orange, $99, markandgraham.com

Personalized and Durable

This classic cotton-canvas tote can hold up to 500 pounds—in case you ever need to carry that much! Boat and Tote 13"-tall open-top tote in mandarin orange, $38, llbean.com

Feather-Filled

Purple corded piping adds polish to this feather- and down-filled pillow. Kite Ikat 20" pillow in purple, $90, lampsplus.com

Can You Tell the Difference?

Same pattern, but a polyester fill and no piping cuts the cost in half—and then some! Chooty & Co. Carnival Grapevine 17" x 17" pillow, $37, hayneedle.com

Set a Stylish Table

Customize this 10-inch dinner plate with a name for no extra fee. Christmas Green on White Damask melamine plate, $28, zazzle.com

More for Your Money

You can pick up three of these 8?1/2-inch plates for about the same amount. Victorian Kelly Green melamine plate, $8, qsquarednyc.com

Dressed to Impress

Shimmer & Stripes 35"W x 18"D x 34?1/4"H 3-drawer wood and veneer chest, $718, hayneedle.com

Bolder Stripes

Coast to Coast Imports 25"W x 14"D x 32"H 3-drawer hardwood and veneer chest, $380, wayfair.com

Light the Night

Arteriors Home Ben 31"-tall wood lamp, $408, lightopiaonline.com

Wood Works

Stein World Wood Post 29?1/4"-tall lamp, $140, hayneedle.com

Organize and Accessorize

Lunar Eclipse necklace in cobalt, $345, lelesadoughi.com; Largo 10?1/4"W x 3??1/4"D x 6?3/4"H faux snakeskin jewelry box, $40, zgallerie.com

Play Dress Up Every Day

Jeweled Piano collar, $36, baublebar.com; Slim 8"W x 4?1/2"D x 2"H lacquer jewelry box in foam blue, $24, westelm.com

Pretty as a Picture

Floral 4" x 6" bone inlay frame in blue/white, $55, robertarollerrabbit.com

Reminder to Smile

Blue Chain 4" x 6" bone and wood frame, $34, wisteria.com

Top Quality

Chloe 5' x 8' wool and viscose rug in gold, $1,195, companyc.com

Beneath Your Feet

Oriental Weavers Bali 5'3" x 7'6" polypropylene rug in ivory and gold, $129, rugsdirect.com

Drum Pendant Light

Brushed nickel accents along the top and bottom of the shade are an upscale touch. Hyper Links 5 1/2"H x 20"-diameter pendant, $250, lampsplus.com

Smaller Version

Ditching the nickel drops the price of this similarly swirly pick. Chippendale Ribbons 12"H x 16"-diameter pendant, $150, shadesoflight.com

Silky Chevron

D.L. Rhein Arrowhead 20" x 20" pillow in orange/pink, $170, amazon.com

Just as Eye-Catching

Equally graphic and colorful, this sofa accent is made from washable cotton. Appliqued Diamonds Bright Coral 20" x 20" pillow cover and insert, $55, both westelm.com

Tailored Fit

The linen-rayon upholstery on a tight seat frame gives this chair a neat, tailored shape. Chandler chair in seamist, $1,479, bassettfurniture.com

The Look for Less

Covered in cotton, this version has a cushion seat and is easy to move on casters. Leyland chair in Balboa ikat, $617, ballarddesigns.com

"O" My Table Lamp

The thick antiqued brass circle doubles the warm glow of this table lamp. Quattro 29"-tall lamp, $1,050, circalighting.comTh

Thinner Shape

A delicate base is more delicate on the wallet. Duara Circle 29"-tall brushed brass-plated lamp, $218, fratantonilifestyles.com

Carefully Crafted

This adorable breakfast tray is made from sustainably harvested birchwood. Spoons 13" x 17" tray in white, $38, fab.com

Cut the Cost

About a quarter of the price gets you a similar look made of laminated cardboard. 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" tray, $10, hm.com

Make a Wish

First made in 1949, this chair style is a Danish design classic. Wishbone beech wood and paper cord chair in sky blue, $855, danishdesignstore.com

Take a Seat at the Table

This simpler homage is a perfect way to spruce up a kitchen table. Neils beech wood and paper-wrapped cord chair in blue, $249, crateandbarrel.com

Serve the Salad

Handcrafted by Italian artisans, this serving bowl is actually dishwasher-safe. Foglia Fresca 4 3/4"H x 10"-diameter bowl, $101, vietri.comL

Leafy greens

This pick will save you money, but it's hand-wash only. Threshold Lettuce 4 1/2"H x 9"-diameter ceramic bowl, $15, target.com

Work Station

Eli’s 42"W x 21"D x 65 1/2"H redwood potting bench, $1,290, foreverredwood.com

Works Just the Same

Outdoor Living Today 43"W x 23"D x 51"H western red cedar potting bench, $289, homedepot.com

Prune Your Garden

All-purpose high-carbon Japanese steel pruner, $48, shopterrain.com

Spruce Up Plants

Thoughtful Gardener metal pruner, $25, burkedecor.com

Porcelain Planter

Blue and White Lotus 7 1/4"H x 8 1/4"-diameter porcelain planter, $95, organize.com

Style in Blue and White

Muskotnöt 4 3/4"H x 5 1/2"-diameter galvanized steel plant pot, $2, IKEA stores

We Dig It

Vintage hand trowel, $70, williams-sonoma.com

An Essential Tool

Nickel chrome hand trowel, $6, acehardware.com

Gardener's Tool Box

Puddle-Proof 12 3/4"W x 7 3/4"D x 9 1/2"H canvas field bag, $40, gardeners.com

Carry All in This Carryall

Garden 11"W x 8"D x 9"H canvas tool bag, $20, burpee.com

The Right Footwear

Urban Farmer rubber slide shoes, $60, bogsfootwear.com Kee

Keep Feet Clean

Plastic garden clogs, $48, gardeners.com

Potting and Planting

Dr. Earth Mother Land 1 1/2-cubic-foot organic planting mix, $32, walmart.com; Jackson 6-cubic-foot steel wheelbarrow, $249, homedepot.com

Your Garden Helpers

Miracle-Gro 1-cubic-foot flowers and vegetables garden soil, $5, lowes.com; Ace 10-cubic-foot wheelbarrow, $150, acehardware.com

Luxury Lighting

The curvy base is made of tole (a.k.a. fancy hand-lacquered tin). Bargello Curvy Chevron 25"-tall lamp, $389, prileylane.com

Bold Statement

This one’s shorter, but it’s glossy ceramic and Lucite. Mary McDonald Santorini Stripes 19 1/4"-tall lamp, $188, lampsplus.com

Green Wire Stool

Try this Dutch design beside a club chair. Pols Potten 17"H x 13"-diameter epoxy paint-covered iron wire stool, $289, us.amara.com

Stool and Table

Pop this little stool next to an outdoor lounge chair. Adele 17"H x 15"-diameter iron wire stool in green, $103, overstock.com

Comfortable Seating

Extra plush with two loose cushions, and extra chic with intricately carved legs. Benson flax and rayon chair, $849, sammoore.com for stores

Sleek Shape

Also an exuberant floral, but the tight foam form keeps the price in check. Candace cotton chair, $250, target.com

Watercolors

A cushy feather/down insert fills this pretty linen pillow. Watercolor 22" x 22" pillow, $245, janetkain.com

Brighter for Outside

This outdoor polyester pick makes a patio party-ready. Amy Sia Summer Ikat 20" x 20" pillow, $55, denydesigns.comer

On the Fence

With eight hooks, there’s enough space for your whole flock. Bird Picket Fence 16" x 49" wood and metal coat rack, $124, elizabethsembellishments.com

Double Your Purchase

Only five hooks, but you could pick up two for half the price. Birds on a Fence 15" x 26" wood rack with metal hooks, $30, orientaltrading.com

Royal Bowl

Fancy Limoges porcelain, 24 karat gold trim, and rich cobalt—this bowl’s fit for a king. Bernardaud Prince Bleu 6 3/4"-diameter bowl, $195, michaelcfina.com

Down-to-Earth Option

This family-friendly find is both dishwasher- and microwave-safe. Somerset Island Floral 6 1/2"-diameter porcelain bowl, $22, macys.com

Wallpaper That Wows

Made on centuries-old printing presses, this wallpaper has raised detailing that makes it look like it was painted onto the wall. Tea House Toile wallpaper in cream on gold, per single roll, $90, yorkwall.com for stores

Classic With a Kick

A classic Asian toile pattern with more modern silhouettes. Asian Scenic wallpaper in white on beige, per single roll, $49, yorkwall.com for stores

Carved 4-Poster Bed + Sheets

Jodi Appalachian hardwood twin bed in chambray, $1,179, ethanallen.com; Dot to Dot twin percale sheet set, $84, garnethill.com; Annabel twin 300-thread-count cotton sateen duvet cover, $150, serenaandlily.com

Shutter-Style Bed + Sheets

Boardwalk Batten wood twin bed in bluet, $849, youngamerica.com; Flower Dot twin percale sheet set, $62, thecompanystore.com; Trisha Trellis twin 200-thread-count cotton percale duvet cover, $69, potterybarnkids.com

White Nightstand

Keller 20 3/4"W x 18"D x 26"H Appalachian wood night table in white, $639, ethanallen.com

Basic Nightstand

Simple 17"W x 16 3/4"D x 26 1/4"H wood nightstand in white, $199, landofnod.com

Porcelain Bunny Lamp

Bunny 14 1/2"-tall porcelain lamp in ivory, $165, lampsplus.com

Resin Bunny Lmap

Abracadabra poly-resin lamp, $69, landofnod.com

Lovely Read

The Secret Garden (Puffin Books) deluxe hardcover classic, $25, amazon.com

Storytime

The Secret Garden (Dover Children’s Thrift Classics) abridged paperback, $3, amazon.com

Collectible Teddy

Björn Classic teddy bear, $198, steiffusa.com

Build a Bear

Happy Hugs Classic teddy bear, $15, buildabear.com

Tweet Tweet

This ceramic birdhouse is almost entirely glazed in a glossy citron color. Pratone 8 1/2"H x 51/2"-diameter birdhouse in green, $32, anthropologie.com

A Little Birdie Told Us

A terra-cotta home for the bird on a budget. 8"H x 7"-diameter birdhouse in green, $20, crateandbarrel.com

Geometric Curb Appeal

There’s extra detailing at the base of this lightweight fiberglass pot. Zoey 15"H x 18"-diameter planter in black, $129, grandinroad.com.

Zebra Stripe

This shorter pot is sturdy ceramic. Zig Zag 10"H x 11 1/4"-diameter planter in black, $85, emiliaceramics.com.

Lounge Around

Even the back legs are fancy on this cushy reading spot. Malina Premier linen blend chair in meadowlark surf, $1,079, la-z-boy.com for stores

Add Some Detailing

Same pattern, plus nailheads! Chas linen blend armchair in blue meadow, $480, pier1.com

Under the Sea

A wood base and finial are fine finishing accents on this ceramic lamp. Green Seahorse 31"-tall lamp with linen shade in gray, $259, shadesoflight.com

Coastal Light

This under-the-sea selection is made of sturdy resin. DEI Ocean Blue Seahorse 23"-tall lamp with rice paper shade, $60, wayfair.com

Patterned Pillow

Embroidered red swirls decorate this linen pick. Coyuchi Endless 14" x 20" pillow, $99, wayfair.com

Settled In

A polyester cover keeps the price less plump. Double Red Maze 13" x 21" pillow, $43, zazzle.com

Office Work

Made from solid maple and steel with a drawer large enough to stash a laptop. Basis 36"W x 22"D x 30"H desk, $999, roomandboard.com

Down to Business and Budget

Perfect for a small space, this narrower option has two drawers. Room Essentials 39 1/2"W x 16"D x 31"H MDF desk, $70, target.com

Cushion Your Step

Give your living room an instant makeover with a soft, handmade wool rug. Sheffield Stripe 5' x 8' rug in sea grass, $995, companyc.com

Family Friendly

This synthetic wool version stands up to stains. Amalfi Collection Stripes I 5' x 7'6" rug in ocean, $269, homedecorators.com

Under the Shade

Premium Striped 9'-diameter Sunbrella and teak umbrella in peridot, $829, and umbrella base, $99, both potterybarn.com

Spend Time Outside

Loftonaire 7'-diameter polyester and eucalyptus umbrella, $120, and umbrella base (not shown), $50, both pier1.com

Some R & R

Hampton wicker chaise longue with cushions in Sunbrella ginko, $1,295, thosbaker.com

Kick Back

Belvedere wicker chaise with olefin cushion in lime, $300, target.com

Plush Pillow

Painted Suzani Tulip Jade 17" x 17" acrylic pillow, $229, frontgate.com

Added Comfort

Violetta Baltic 16" x 16" Sunbrella pillow, $38 for a set of 2, lowes.com

Stool or Side Table

Calabash 18"H x 14"-diameter ceramic stool, $328, scenariohome.com

Rest Your Drink

Colorful 18 1/2"H x 15"-diameter metal stool in yellow, $100, plowhearth.com

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