Furniture Shopping On a Budget?

December 30, 2008 by Anna   | Filed under Featured, Interior Design

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Are you furniture shopping??

Every design project starts with an IDEA of a budget.  You want to get the look of a $30,000 room for less than half the price, right?  Well have no fear; the designer is here!  I used to work for Ethan Allen fine home furnishings and let me tell you, they have nice things.  But, they also have nice things for someone with a fat Louis Vuitton wallet.  If you’re one of those people, great!  Your sofa and room purchase comes with a designer.  Oh yes, they will do a house call and floor plans and set up a whole presentation for you, all complimentary!  You are not required to purchase anything, but don't get into it if you don't intend to buy anything.  Unless the room turned out crazy and your designer is nuts, they’re always willing to go back to the drawing board.  So please consider their time before you waste it.

Now if you have a Louis Vuitton INSPIRED wallet and you want to have the same look as an Ethan Allen room, then I’m here to help!  ZGallerie is a great place to find accessories as well as furniture.  They have the same things or similar items for a much lower price.  As far as furniture, you must know that if you pay less, you’ll probably get less quality.  However, what are you doing to your furniture??

ZGallerie - $149

ZGallerie - $149

Ethan Allen - $439

Ethan Allen - $439

Zgallerie - $1399

Zgallerie - $1399

Ethan Allen - Starting at $1949. Which means by the time you’ve selected your fabric and custom it, it’ll run you about $3000 and up.

Ethan Allen - Starting at $1949. (Which means by the time you’ve selected your fabric and custom it, it’ll run you about $3000 and up).

Things to consider:

  • Both frames are constructed with kiln dried hardwood and engineered wood.
  • Zgallerie offers it with featherblend cushions and that is an upgrade for Ethan Allen.  You have to pay extra for that.  However, it creates a more slouchy look and requires more maintenance with turning your cushions and constant fluffing.  The upside is that it gives you that more relaxed, sink in feel.
  • At Ethan Allen, you can customize and select fabric, trims, cushion options, contrasting pillows, etc.  at Zgallerie, what you see is what you get.  But with the price difference, go with something neutral and pop different colors and patterns around your room.  You’ll get the same design feel and maximize the look of your sofa by evolving your look through accessories.

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