Knowing that my client was in search of a bed for her master bedroom, when I stumbled across this gorgeous iron canopy bed from RH Teen, I snapped a picture and texted it to her.
She instantly fell in love. But at $1499 for a queen, it was slightly (ok, a LOT) more than she wanted to spend. It did give us a starting point for what we were looking for, though. So I jumped over to one of my favorite places to hunt for knockoff décor, Overstock.com, and found this beauty…
The lines and style are almost identical, and while the steel frame of the Overstock version may not be quite as rich as the iron RH Teen version, at just under $300, the Overstock copy truly is a steal.
Timeless, elegant, classic, yet style transcendent… Who doesn’t love a chesterfield?! And if it were in the budget, I would have purchased this beauty without even thinking about it.
Alas, $5395 for the size we needed was not an option. So I began hunting for an option I could love for less.
I almost pulled the trigger on this beautiful knockoff, Gordon Tufted Sofa from Home Decorators Collection.
Style wise, it was EXACTLY what I was looking for, but the fact that it is bonded leather stopped me. As the main seating in our primary living space, this sofa would take a beating by my two kiddos, and I was concerned about how well the bonded leather would hold up.
I finally settled on this top grain leather version from Steve Silver Furniture.
While not quite as stylistically fantastic as the higher end splurge, if you ignore the awful pillows that come with the sofa, it actually has very similar bones. We purchased it from a local, family owned furniture warehouse called Odds and Ends Furniture Gallery, and including tax and delivery, we paid under $1700. We’ve had the sofa for a little over two years, and it has held up well to daily abuse from my children. I am so happy with our steal, and it launched my obsession with finding less expensive substitutes for designer or high end brand name furniture. And now I’m sharing my finds with this blog.
Who is with me and loves getting a bargain? Has anyone found any other amazing chesterfield deals?