The Huge High Low Blowout

With Sabrina Soto, host of The High Low Project , HGTV Magazine found 32 dynamic duos with dramatically different price tags.
By: Kate Doherty

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High: Living Room

Covered in a linen print designed by the official fabric makers for the Queen of England. Gustav chair in zinnia orchid, $2,825, crlaine.com for stores

Low: Living Room

Turned birchwood legs are a nice detail on this upholstered chair. “Even affordable polyester looks pricey if it’s done in a bold print,” Sabrina says. “I love the look on an armchair.” Liliana polyester armchair in bold floral, $380, pier1.com

High: Living Room

A cherry finish gives this side table a rich air. 28"H x 20"-diameter end table, $148, bellacor.com

Low: Living Room

This version has a little less gloss, a beechwood top, and a pretty golden knob. Winsome Concord 22 1/2"H x 17 1/2"-diameter table, $80, wayfair.com

High: Living Room

It’s a statement-making accessory at 31 inches tall. Blue Glass Swirl lamp, $355, lampsplus.com

Low: Living Room

Try two on a console behind your sofa. An easy $120 makeover! Sandy Blue 28"-tall glass lamp, $60, kirklands.com

High: Living Room

This footed iron bowl is hand-painted. Gilt Branches 16?1/2"-diameter sculpture, $129, wisteria.com

Low: Living Room

An electroplated finish makes this one extra shiny. Branch 16"-diameter metal bowl, $70, zgallerie.com

High: Living Room

The down-wrapped foam cushions will keep their shape and comfiness for years. Charlotte 110" sectional in benton-sugar, $4,460, mgbwhome.com

Low: Living Room

Single cushions on the seats make this sectional look neat and tidy. Blake 104 1/2" faux suede sectional in bone pin-dot, $1,998, westelm.com

High: Living Room

There’s velvet on both the front and back of this luxe pillow. “Buy a velvet pillow cover and add your own insert,” suggests Sabrina. “Same high-end look for a fraction of the price.”Aqua Ombré 22" x 22" velvet pillow, $198, anthropologie.com

Low: Living Room

Soft ombré velvet on just one side keeps the cost down. Ombré 18" x 18" velvet pillow in turquoise, $72, abchome.com

High: Living Room

Hand-tufted by Indian artisans and so cozy underfoot. Sketch 5' x 8' wool rug in steel, $299, westelm.com

Low: Living Room

This look-alike is made from durable polypropylene. Gislev 4'4" x 6'5" rug, $20, ikea.com

High: Kitchen

Total culinary classics: a hanging pot rack with end-to-end storage space paired with pans from an established, top-notch copper manufacturer. Octagonal 31 1/2" x 15 1/2" stainless steel hanging pot rack, $160, cuisinart.com; M'150s copper and stainless steel 10-piece set, $1,985, mauvielusa.com

Low: Kitchen

A hanging rack with slightly less storage space on top plus stainless steel lids on the copper pots mean big savings. Range Kleen 33" x 17" stainless steel hanging pot rack, $66, walmart.com; Tri-Ply copper and stainless steel 10-piece set, $450, calphalon.com

High: Kitchen

Handles are a fun touch on this hand-glazed crock. “Choose a crock with a classic, colorful pattern,” Sabrina says. “Even a low-priced one looks upscale.”San Marino 7"H x 7"-diameter earthenware crock, $40, pier1.com

Low: Kitchen

Like a souvenir from a trip to Italy, but available close to home. Deruta-Style 6"H x 5?1/2"-diameter earthenware holder, $20, surlatable.com

High: Kitchen

Small slits in this glass pendant allow additional light to shine through. Oggetti Firefly 5?1/2"-diameter pendant in mocha/white, $238, atgstores.com

Low: Kitchen

At just over nine inches in diameter, this swirly glass find is larger than the average mini pendant. Checkolite 9 1/4"-diameter art glass pendant in leopard swirl, $40, homedepot.com

High: Kitchen

Boil up to eight cups in this porcelain and stainless steel kettle. Tea kettle in green, $40, surlatable.com

Low: Kitchen

This enamel-coated cutie has a can’t-miss-it whistle. Tea kettle in green, $15, worldmarket.com

High: Kitchen

These stainless steel blades are polished 25 times to reach prime shine and sharpness. Laguiole Fluo Color 6-piece stainless steel and acrylic steak knife set, $499, frogdujour.com

Low: Kitchen

This set has comfy-to-hold rubberized handles. Fiesta 6-piece stainless steel steak knife set in multicolored bright, $50, homerlaughlin.com

High: Kitchen

Did you know this champion of stockpots can even go in the dishwasher? True story! 5 1/2 quart French oven in cherry red, $275, lecreuset.com

Low: Kitchen

That large lid handle is easy to grip while wearing an oven mitt. 4-quart enamel cast iron Dutch oven in red, $79, westelm.com

High: Kitchen

Customizable burner layouts plus a primo convection oven—it’s a total restaurant-grade machine at home. “How serious a cook are you? Commercial-quality features drive up the cost a lot,” Sabrina says. RNB series 30" range, $4,500, bluestarcooking.com

Low: Kitchen

The finish on this range has the look of stainless without the matching price tag. GE 30" gas range in silver, $599, homedepot.com

High: Bedroom

Bevel-cut mirrored panels have a glam antique look. Hayworth 29 1/2"W x 32 3/4"D x 35"H nightstand, $250, pier1.com

Low: Bedroom

Slightly more petite, but you can pick up a pair for less than 200 bucks! Threshold 13 3/4"W x 13 3/4"D x 25 1/4"H mirrored glass table, $90, target.com

High: Bedroom

A linen-like cotton shade tops this ceramic and Lucite lamp. Double gourd 22"-tall lamp in yellow, $272, ylighting,com; Camargo 15"-diameter shade in slate, $59, ballarddesigns.com

Low: Bedroom

The lamp base is equally as lustrous in glass. Bonus: The shade’s flocked linen! 29 1/2"-tall double gourd lamp in lemon twist, $100, lampsplus.com; Threshold Flocked 13"-diameter shade in elephant, $20, target.com

High: Bedroom

A 300 thread count duvet set atop a maple bed makes for a swanky place to sleep. Ashley Citron queen 3-piece cotton duvet set, $275, Gemini 18" x 18" cotton pillow, $65, both blisslivinghome.com; Calvin queen bed in mocha stain, $1,299, roomandboard.com

Low: Bedroom

The particleboard bed shares a similar simple shape, and this duvet set comes with extra decorative pillows—score! “For a bed that looks costlier than it is, limit the palette to three colors or fewer,” Sabrina says. Anya Floral Print queen cotton-blend 6-piece duvet set in gray/yellow, $70, target.com; Nyvoll particleboard queen bed frame in medium brown, $199, ikea.com

High: Bedroom

Golden lacquer details shimmer in the candlelight. Plated 7 1/2"H x 7?1/2"-diameter glass hurricane, $98, serenaandlily.com

Low: Bedroom

Crafted from thinner glass but almost twice as tall. Hammered 12"H x 5?3/4"-diameter metal and glass hurricane, $35, worldmarket.com

High: Bedroom

The intricate marbleized pattern is handmade and lacquered. Pacific Connections Iris 8"W x 6"D x 3 1/2"H box, $110, gracioushome.com

Low: Bedroom

A printed design coated in resin makes up this near-identical version. Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler Chloe Faux Agate 7"W x 5"D x 3"H box, $35, jcp.com

High: Bedroom

Try a velvet perch for the foot of the bed. Simone 48"W x 18"D x 18 1/2"H bench in queens velvet yellow and cognac finish, $384, ballarddesigns.com

Low: Bedroom

This soft, tufted pick is covered in chenille. “Even bargain benches look luxe if they have special details, like nailheads or tufting,” Sabrina says. Brighton Hill 48"W x 17"D x 17"H bench in Parisian butter yellow, $170, angelohomestore.com

High: Bedroom

A brass spot for makeup touch-ups. Who’s the Fairest 9"-diameter mirror in bronze finish, $148, anthropologie.com

Low: Bedroom

Extra points for sweet bird accents. Eloise Bird 8 3/4"-diameter white iron mirror, $40, worldmarket.com

High: Bathroom

Also available in a longer size for extra oomph. Rebekah Ginda Design Lovely Damask polyester curtain, $89, denydesigns.com

Low: Bathroom

A crisp cotton percale bathroom update. Dena Home Breeze curtain, $40, bedbathandbeyond.com

High: Bathroom

Antiqued gold rosettes give this a vintage vibe. “The frame is what makes a mirror look expensive, so choose one that is chunky or has a curvy flourish,” Sabrina says. Uttermost Gella 40" x 27" wood mirror, $361, casa.com

Low: Bathroom

That shapely frame is in cost-saving resin. Westwood 36" x 20" mirror, $198, kichlerlightingmart.com

High: Bathroom

A sumptuous Carrara-marble-top vanity. Classic 36" single sink console, $1,499, potterybarn.com

Low: Bathroom

Shave a lot off the price with this china-top vanity. Allen + Roth Hagen 36" vanity, $449, lowes.com

High: Bathroom

Chrome-finished brass faucet set. Bellis traditional basin set with cross handles, $775, kallista.com

Low: Bathroom

A slightly less ornate faucet set helps reduce cost. Portsmouth faucet with cross handles in polished chrome, $279, americanstandard.com for stores

High: Bathroom

A tall nickel backplate adds polish. Shandy 9 3/4"-tall sconce, $169, lowes.com

Low: Bathroom

Ditch excess metal and streamline the savings. “It’s hard to tell low-cost sconces from pricier ones if you stick with a sleek style,” Sabrina says. Cylinder 12"-tall chrome sconce, $79, shadesoflight.com

High: Bathroom

Super-absorbent hand towels from a famed Italian fashion brand. Missoni Lara hand towels (sold individually; price is for 2) in bright, $58, gracioushome.com

Low: Bathroom

This chevron pick gives major color splash! Set of 2 David Bromstad Chevron hand towels in rose, $24, grandinroad.com

High: Bathroom

Includes a wireless Bluetooth speaker to accompany your shower singing. Moxie showerhead in polished chrome, $199, kohler.com

Low: Bathroom

A rainshower showerhead at a can’t-beat-it price. Delta chrome bell showerhead, $45, lowes.com

High: Bathroom

A brass top with a chrome finish ups the price on this soap pump. Gedy soap dispenser in ruby red, $55, thebathoutlet.com

Low: Bathroom

This shiny lacquer accent is a cute addition to an all-white bathroom. Soap pump in red, $24, jonathanadler.com