Splurge vs. Steal

I am really passionate about finding great deals (and who isn’t, especially with today’s economy)!  It is so much fun to hunt for treasures at bargain prices and with the money saved, to afford the more pricey items you absolutely love!  I am so very lucky to be surrounded by 1.25 million square feet of the world’s best showrooms filled with beautiful furnishing and accessories, all at different price points!   From sofas, beds and entire dining rooms to accessories and rugs, there are always fabulous finds at different price points!

And I love to share these “Splurge and Steal” ideas with my clients!

One of my personal all-time favorite pieces of furniture is a beautifully tailored “grande” sofa with its highly swept arms, gorgeous cording and button detail on the back, an impeccably pleated skirt and a luxurious array of throw pillows.

And at Furnitureland South, you can find several versions of this sofa to fit your budget! Today, I am featuring the “Allure” sofa by Henredon and two more budget-friendly pals by Bentley Churchill and Huntington House, all three made in North Carolina.

The Splurge:

Picture Courtesy of Henredon

Picture Courtesy of Henredon

The name Henredon is synonymous with quality and style! With impeccable tailoring and countless choices of gorgeous fabrics, it is aimed to please even the most discriminating of tastes! In these days of mass production, a Henredon piece will truly be unique and will be enjoyed for years to come!

The Steal:

Picture Courtesy of Bentley Churchill

Picture Courtesy of Bentley Churchill

With an accent on quality and a commitment to the finest in design, Bentley Churchill’s products elegantly furnish the most sophisticated homes. Excellent construction and numerous customization options, all at a great value, make this company a favorite among discriminating clients!

Picture Courtesy of Huntington House
Picture Courtesy of Huntington House

With construction featuring maple frames and 8-way-hand-tied springs, Huntington House offers a lifetime warranty, including the cushions! Choose from fashionable fabrics that include authentic linens from Ireland, Belgium velvets, embroidered silks from India, luxurious chenille from Turkey, or beautifully designed tapestries from all over the US. Huntington House furniture has always been a wonderful balance between style and comfort.

Contact me to ask about your various options and discount pricing on each of these beautiful items! Please keep in mind, any of these can veer into “Splurge” or “Steal”  - it is all based on your choices of fabric grades, trims and other options!

Olga Smith

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