Furniture, drapery, and rugs, any of these home interior items can give one sticker shock. Which is why I’m going to break it down into prices which are more easy to relate to, fashion. First let me get one thing out of the way, good furniture is expensive as are drapery and rugs. The benefit of having a good designer is customization: the sofa which fits your home and family; the fabric you love not what a store has in stock and wants to sell you; or window treatments which suit your specific decor.
Let’s get started… Translating interior items to fashion makes pricing easier to relate to. Do I get the handbag which will get how much use vs custom drapery or a rug which will be in my home to use on a daily basis? It is all in how you look at it.
Interior furniture and furnishings can sound expensive until you relate then to something one is more price conscious of like fashion, and begin to break down how much use one will get from an item. New Miele steam oven or Chanel bag? One can begin to see the prices are not as shocking as they might sound initially.
These are intended to be fun. These are general prices from typical interior products I use for my clients. Of course fabrics can run from $50 to $500 + a yard which can alter the price of upholstered furniture or drapery significantly. Good designers will pepper your home with high and low, much like one’s wardrobe. A pair of great shoes can make a pair of Levi’s look sensational; the same can also happen with let’s say the right lamp.
As a follow-up, because I actually found this exercise to work like magic on my own husband, there will be an additional post next week relating interior prices to man-stuff. Is he whining about the cost of some interior item? I’ve got your ammunition. Fashion photos: all shoes via Net-A-Porter, Chanel and Louis Vuitton. Sofa via Sherrill Furniture; Fabric via Calvin Fabrics; and rug via Decorative Carpets.