Lamps are a necessary item, but an area where Atlanta designer Devon Garner believes you can save money. Her client liked a pair of unique-shaped lamps that cost $800 each and would need to be special ordered, but Garner found these new at a home discount store for less than $60 each.
The lacquered wood counters and sinks in this master bathroom -- an unexpected material application -- were custom fabricated by the homeowner. Bundles of rebar compose the vanity legs. The mirror was a ready-made mirror but embellished with an extra layer in order to frame it out and create more contrast against the tile.
This contemporary kitchen is the result of a total renovation of the original 1930s space. By knocking down a wall to create an open floor plan, the space became perfect for entertaining. White cabinets and counters keep things looking clean, while modern furniture adds order and functionality.