Around here, we are big fans of Restoration Hardware for basics. We always shop around - I really want to be that person that can magically transform a thrift store find - but I usually end up coming back to RH for certain things.
But lately I've found a couple of things that achieve the same look for a fraction of the cost. The first was this light fixture that replaced something very dated. This is for the bottom of the back stairs, in a little nook just by the laundry room. I see it every day, but it's not an area where you want to drop hundreds of dollars. I found this industrial-looking gem by Allen + Roth at Lowe's for $48.
Which is much cheaper than these similar ideas:
Even more impressive was this chunky wooden mirror I found at Homegoods. (Have I mentioned that I love adore obsess over Homegoods?) I just happened to be there the morning that an "extra" truck arrived at the store and I scored several incredible things, including this mirror for $80.
Doesn't it look exactly like the Mansard Scroll Mirror for $325?
This was such a good steal, I wish that I had bought two. But I only have one pink living room and only one Indonesian tribal statue, so it's probably okay.
I'm often a cheater. Check out how I cheated the J.Crew look here.