Thursday, May 31, 2007

Hi-Lo Style

For the times when we want to achieve the look for less, here are some high-end inspired look alikes:




If you're a fan of Clarence House's "Flowering Quince" wallpaper, seen above in the home of Domino editor Sara Ruffin Costello, you can achieve a similar look with Urban Outfitter's "Flowering Branch" bedspread:





This modern Chinoiserie lantern from Mallett is "price upon request". If that's enough to make you click the page, perhaps you might like the Bamboo Chandelier below from Gump's.





We're still having a Baroque moment, and this porcelain mirror from Vivre would make Dorothy Draper proud. For something a little less opulent (and less expensive), the mirror below from Jayson Home is a more subtle nod to this over the top style.






Coffee, Tea, or Sea?...Tiffany & Co.'s "Sea Urchin" teapot and its more ornate counterpart "Reef" teapot at Anthropologie below





Shell chic- Ruzzetti and Gow's version above, and the more affordable ones from Williams Sonoma Home below

20 comments:

  1. Anonymous9:01 AM

    Love the quince, but Clarence House doesn't have it up on its web yet. Would love to order it in Australia. Any suggestions?
    Cheers
    Katherine

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  2. Katherine, I looked on the CH website, and South Pacific Fabrics in Paddington carries CH. Perhaps they might carry wallpaper too? The number is 61-2-9327-7222. Also, maybe Anna of Absolutely Beautiful Things has some ideas?

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  3. So clever! Really great options here.

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  4. Great post! I love "Look for less" ideas. The teapots simularity was a brilliant find. Great eye!

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  5. Thanks Sarah! I was actually kind of amazed at how similar they are!

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  6. You found options that are better than the ones I find in magazines! Well done!

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  7. Thanks Sarah! There's certainly a lot out there to choose from!

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  8. Brocade Home also has a mirror like the ones above.

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  9. Look at Sara's chic little bed-side table - I've wanted that clock for 5 years - maybe it's time.

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  10. KC- If you've wanted it for 5 years, I think that you should treat yourself to it!

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  11. Thanks Fairfax! I'll go check it out.

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  12. I love that bedspread - my favorite colors and what a great pattern!

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  13. Joy- I love that bedspread too. They used to have curtains in that fabric too, but they're sold out.

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  14. These items remind me of a modern interpretation of the foreign and Eastern influences in Georgian furniture.

    I love the quinze patterns.

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  15. Ms. Place- That's an interesting observation! That quince pattern is great, isn't it.

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  16. This is such a great post! I meant to comment yesterday,but got sidetracked, so had to come back and feast my eyes again!

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  17. What a great collection of beautiful stuff. A feast for the eyes.

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  18. These options are great.

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  19. Well done POC! You have the most wonderful eye. Great finds, all.

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