Get a Million Dollar Look: The Best Designer Dupes
We’re going to show you how you can get amazing must-have pieces and save thousands! Now, all of these original pieces are things that designers use when working on projects that don’t really have a lot of budget limitations, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have something just as FAB for a fraction! We’re about to prove it to you…
It’s long, it’s low, it’s super sexy. And did you see that knife-edge detailing?! Use this for living rooms, great rooms, or even a cinema. It’s really a great transitional or modern piece; it works both ways. And just in case you were wondering- it starts at about $7400.
Our designer dupe would be to use the West Elm Andes. The Andes is also long and low, with a deep seat. It also comes in various fabrics- a velvet, which would crank up the sex appeal on this like crazy! The Andes starts at $1900, which is quite the deal for such a gorgeous piece.
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Oh, this one is so handsome! It’s large scale and masculine, and it has a fabulous leather material with incredible rolled arms and nailhead detailing. It’s perfect for living rooms, offices, and man-caves.
Our designer dupe is the Pottery Barn Webster, a great-looking sofa with really good lines and rolled arms. It also comes in many varieties of leather, which is great. You can always add in the nailheads to get that exact detail. If you really want an expensive look, go for the leather with the flattest finish. It’ll scratch up and patina over time and look super, super sexy. And it’s only $3700. 😉
Now, what can we say about this piece? Mies van Der Rohe originally designed this in 1927, and it was one of the first cantilever tubular steel pieces out there. It comes in black leather and has a stainless finish. It’s iconic. It’s a classic. It’s insanely comfortable, but it’s gonna set you back over $7,000. 🤑
Now, our designer dupe for this is fantastic! It’s the Restoration Hardware Oviedo Chaise. It’s a great option because it’s the same feel, the same look and comes in a variety of leathers. It’s got that lovely channel tufting, just like the original pieces. It’s also super comfortable!
A great focal point is a great coffee table. This Platner steel wire and marble coffee table is an absolute go-to. It was designed in 1962 and is the very definition of a classic modernist piece. It comes with a marble top and a glass top and goes in all kinds of styles, but this puppy starts at about $3,500!
Our designer dupe is a piece from Crate and Barrel called the Spoke Table. It comes in both black and white wire bases, and it’s really cool because you can get two sizes, so you can cluster them together. It also comes with three different tops: stone, glass, and hide. It’s great-looking, exceptionally versatile, and starts out at just $400. That’s a steal!
It’s another classic, also designed in 1962. It is super groovy- I love it! The Italian lighting companies always have so much style to them, and this one is so refined. It’s so hot that it’s actually in the MoMA permanent collection; that’s how cool it is! It comes in a stainless steel arc with a white marble base; plus, it has this exquisite semi-orb shade. It’s really gorgeous and starts at around $3300.
Now, our designer dupe for this is called the PO53 Reading Lamp. It’s a very similar idea in a satin nickel finish, and it’s only $600. It’s a great deal and a great look!
It. Is. So. Gorgeous. Andree Putman was a French designer, and everything that she did was super refined and restrained. It’s silver-plated and has these gorgeous buckles for handles- anything on it looks absolutely amazing, but it’s almost $1,000.
Now, we have a surprise for you on this one…we have two designer dupes! The next step down is another very attractive tray from Williams Sonoma. It’s made of nickel but has a really nice set of handles on it – it’s only $225.
If you really need to squeeze that budget, we’ve got a designer super-dupe for you, which is the West Elm Lacquer Wood Tray in Silver Leaf. These trays are lovely! Keep in mind they’re a little more delicate than the metal ones, but they’re only $45. So buy two! ✌️
Next up is an invaluable anchor piece: the good credenza.
You need them in living rooms, dining rooms, underneath televisions, and you can even use them in the entryway. Its back is painted glass with a simple stainless base and beautiful little refined legs. It’s even got hand-painted birds in flight on the front doors. It’s literally stunning. But, this will set you back almost $6000.
So, the West Elm Washed Mango Console is our designer dupe for an important credenza that also looks really expensive and functions well. Now it’s also up on little legs. It feels less dainty than the John Richard piece, but it still feels really refined, and it’s soft and elegant and gives you plenty of storage, it feels very expensive, and it’s a really accessible price at $1949. That’s a deal for a piece like this!
Oh my god! This is the definition of groovy! It’s done in a white base with a white marble top here. Now think about this for a minute…it was designed in 1956, and quote, it was his response to the “ugly, confusing, unrestful world, underneath tables and chairs.” It has a cast aluminum base that looks like a drop of liquid hitting the floor; it’s just exquisite. So simple. Made in Italy, it comes in both round and oval shapes with marble tops. The 48-inch round starts at about $4400!
So what is our designer dupe? We’re so glad you asked. 😉 It’s a product from Interior Icons, and they call it the Tulip Table. It looks VERY similar, but it’s made slightly differently and only offered in the white options- which is actually perfectly fine with me because that’s our fav anyway! AND it’s only $2,100. So this is a room builder piece extraordinaire!
Let’s just say it is crazy sexy. It has a suspended seat and an integrated arm, and it screams the best of the 70s. But…they run about $1700 apiece. Now, are we gonna pay that?! No, because we have a designer dupe that we almost like better!
It’s called the CB2 Folley, and honestly, it’s just as fab. It comes in this GORG velvet finish! We would use this as a dining chair, as a desk chair, really anything, especially since it’s only $330 apiece.
There ya go, darlings! If you were to add all of this up, you’re looking at savings of 75% off the original prices and still getting the SAME million-dollar look! How delicious is that?! 😋
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