When money is the object, do what any savvy decorator on a restricted budget does: Hunt down a convincing look-alike at a fraction of the price. “The curtains look remarkably similar to a wonderful Victoria Hagan pattern we both loved,” notes Lauren. Unconcerned with impressing her friends and family with labels, Lauren was all about getting the look. With its high style and low price tag, this window dressing rates a TH editors’ double-thumbs up.
Drapery: IKEA, 800/434-4532, ikea.com.