A High Low Find for Every Room in the Home

Love the high-end look but have a thrift store budget? Same. Here are our favorite high-low finds for your home.
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I actually experienced my first heartbreak a few years ago when I fell head over heels for a flawless, hand-dyed Chesterfield sofa. Once I discovered the price, I knew it would be years before we would be together. As a lifestyle editor, this kind of heartache is hardly rare; I see beautiful furnishings every single day that I’d love to get my hands on but can’t. Luckily, stylish and budget-savvy gal Sabrina Soto, host of The High/Low Project, has scouted the trendiest pieces of the season and found their lovely — and wallet-friendly — counterparts. From cutting boards and pendant lighting to area rugs and throw pillows, Sabrina has found an affordable match for your favorite designer pieces.

Entryway

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Welcome guests this holiday season with a colorful, ornate area rug. The intricate pattern on the companyc.com rug drives the price up to $515 (left). But this similar botanical wool rug from rugsusa.com features less detail, making it a beautiful price of $168 (right).

Living Room

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For those who can’t get enough of marble, here’s a sleek coffee table you’re going to love. Splurge on the Italian marble-top table with a stainless steel frame for $900 at dwr.com (left), or save yourself some dough and opt for gray-veined marble at a third of the cost ($329) from cb2.com (right). 

Kitchen

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Culinary pros will love easy access from a hanging pot rack and the stunning copper and stainless-steel pans. The only true difference between the high and low pot racks is the chain links. Splurge on the stainless steel cuisinart.com pot rack for $160 (left), or go for the similar buy at walmart.com for just $66 (right). For a 10-piece M’150s copper and stainless steel cookware set from mauviel.com, you’re going to pay $1,985 (left). But, if you go for the Tri-Ply copper and stainless steel 10-piece set from calphalon.com, you’ll save more than $1,500 (right). 

Dining Room

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Warm, metallic hues are hot this season, so add some flair to your dining room table just in time for the holidays. Pick up this velvet upholstered chair from crateandbarrel.com for $449 (left), or grab its tufted twin for just $150 at pier1.com (right). 

Bedroom

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Dress up your bedroom side tables with neutral glass lamps that still bring in a splash of color. The glass lamp in wheat from rejuvenation.com can be yours for $590 (left), but its slightly darker counterpart is only $120 from angelohome.com (right).

Bathroom

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Say goodbye to contractor-grade bathroom mirrors for good. These curvaceous, vintage-style beauties are perfect for a powder room or for doubling up in a master bath. For $361, you can splurge on the Art Deco mirror with gold rosettes from casa.com (left). For a similar shape, try this wooden mirror at kichlerlightingmart.com for $198 (right).

Outdoor Space

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It’s finally time to curl up by the fire and roast marshmallows. If you’re looking for something that requires a little less manual labor than building a classic fire, then a gas fire pit is the way to go. Splurge on this slate and marble-top gas fireplace from efireplacestore.com for a whopping $772 (left), or opt for the similar alternative from samsclub.com for only $150 (right). Happy fall, indeed! 

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