One Entry, Two Budgets: Designing High & Low

One Entry, Two Budgets: Designing High & Low

Boston Home magazine asked two local designers — Lindasy Bentis and Kara Butterfield — to team up and decorate the same foyer using two very different budgets. This high-end look with a Ligne Roset coat stand, Random pendants, and a Baker Noir dining table cost a total of $14,927. Follow the jump to see a more affordable interpretation...

Focusing on one big ticket item — a $1,370 Chandler table from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams — and more modest accoutrements, this lower end look cost $3,449. Though we wouldn't buy either room soup to nuts, we love these high & low exercises as a refreshing reminder that any "look" can be achieved in a variety of ways, with a variety of budgets.

The main thing to remember: invest in a few, quality pieces that you really love, the rest will fall into place when time and money allow. Check out Boston Home's full article for the detailed list of all items used in both entries, including where you can buy them.

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(Images: Michael Piazza for Boston Home)

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