high + low

Totally dying over the chic look of this home studio.

They designed a “high” and “low”priced version.  If you can believe it, there is a $10,000 price difference in the rooms. Which do you think is the high?  Answer right here.

Which one do you like best?  The first or second?

[photography by Andrew Grinton]

By Seleta | 23 Comments

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    LLH Designs March 8, 2011

    Of course my eye would be drawn to the high! It’s easy to tell which is the high when they are side by side, but take the high away and the “low” looks fabulous. I just like the more authentic finishes of the high.

    Fun post!

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    Kristi March 8, 2011

    I like the first one better. I carefully reviewed each one over and over. Discovering the differences was quite entertaining. I love the color in the rug on the first one and I prefer the shelving unit and the placing of the accessories.

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    Veranda Interiors March 8, 2011

    It’ the light that got me, so I pick high…a different light in the low and I might have said that! xo

  4. 4
    Serena March 8, 2011

    For me, it was definitely the pendant light and the rug that gave it away. Other than those differences, I love both rooms equally.

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    Tiffany@ Savor Home March 8, 2011

    I SHOCKED that I actually picked the low priced room. I always like the most expensive stuff! The just looked brighter and I liked the accessories better.

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    Melissa Lewis March 8, 2011

    REALLY hard to tell a difference, but I do like the chair and desk in the first picture. Looks truly old and more like they have a history!

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    sarah March 8, 2011

    of course i like the first one best….very inspiring.

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    Caroline March 8, 2011

    I’m really stumped. I’m going to guess the second one, only because every one else is saying the first.

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    The Vintique Object March 8, 2011

    You have been featuring the most gorgeous interiors lately, and these are no exception! For me, the easel gave it away.

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    carolyn March 8, 2011

    I have those pendant lights in our apt from Ikea, so I knew the second was the low, but still a fab room!

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    Leanne March 8, 2011

    I agree the light and the chair made me think the first one was the more expensive one too. Great to see what you can do for a whole lot less though!!!

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    Marianne March 8, 2011

    The fixtures are what sold me on the high version. I’m a little obsessed with fixtures, so that’s what gave it away for me. I will say, the other option does give it a run for it’s money and for so much less! This was fun, Seleta!

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    J March 8, 2011

    I’d say the first–the devil is in the details. And, after close inspection, I’d have to say I prefer the first as well. The more open bookshelf would be the first reason I find it more inviting. The bookshelf pulls too much weight in the second example. I also preferred the lamps/lighting in the first example; nicer shapes, I’d say. Last–and least important–was the difference in the rugs. That gray is such a gorgeous, understated accent.

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    Janette@The2Seasons March 8, 2011

    What an amazing imitation. I was so wrong on that one, but I would be perfectly satisfied with either.

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    CArolyn March 8, 2011

    THe first one is the more expensive one, BUT I would rather spend the $10,000 difference on something else and live with #2!

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    CArolyn March 8, 2011

    I am a painter and the easel was my first clue.

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    Ann March 8, 2011

    Although I really like them both, I pick the first picture!

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    Lauren March 8, 2011

    I like the 2nd one! I used that same pendant in my recent kitchen/breakfast area renovation. Love your blog, by the way!

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    Lori May March 8, 2011

    Love them both!

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    mareike March 9, 2011

    Mhm, the IKEA pendant may be in every second (german) household.
    A room for over $ 10,000 ? My husband would kill me! ;)
    Greetings from Hamburg

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    Anna March 10, 2011

    Oh dear, now I have another obsession to look at! I WISH I could make money just looking at pretty and inspiring stuff online =) Thanks for sharing – that High/Low thing is going to get me inspired =)

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    Oona March 11, 2011

    I think the rug gives it away, really. But I actually prefer the heftier bookcase in the “low” version. I wish I had $1,000 to spend on a cowhide… *sad face*

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