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Style Splurges and Steals

F&W's Christine Quinlan scopes out the best new design pieces for the dining room at a range of prices.


Style Splurges & Steals: Plates
Courtesy of Richard Ginori 1735/Courtesy of Ink Dish

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The flowers on Richard Ginori 1735's Blue Print porcelain plate look like a watercolor painting. $55;

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The Tattoo Lotus plate from tattoo artist Paul Timman offers a similar pattern and color. $20;


Style Splurges & Steals: Lanterns
Courtesy of Hive/Courtesy of Shine Labs

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Made in Italy, Foscarini's Allegretto Ritmico aluminum lamp has a shape that evokes Asian lanterns. $2,986;

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The black wire in the Opium Pendant by Shine Labs creates an Eastern effect for about a tenth of the price. $350;

Turned-Leg Tables

Style Splurges & Steals: Turned-Leg Tables
Courtesy of the Conran Shop/Courtesy of Ethan Allen

Style Splurge

Sleek edges and industrial steel update the look of a traditional turned-leg wooden table. $4,500;

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Ethan Allen's classic maple-wood farmhouse table has a hand-distressed surface and comes in 13 different finishes. $1,300;

Floral Lamps

Style Splurges & Steals: Floral Lamps
Kate Sears/Courtesy of Ikea

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The Hydrangea lamp is made from hundreds of hand-stamped ash-veneer circles. From $450;

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When illuminated, the Maskros lamp projects decorative floral shadows on the ceiling and walls. $50;

Parsons Tables

Style Splurges & Steals: Parsons Tables
© Morgane Le Gall/Courtesy of Galerie Kreo/Courtesy of West Elm

Style Splurge

Paris's Galerie Kreo has reissued a limited-edition, 28.5-by-106-inch black Bakelite table with narrow legs. Its perfect proportions make it good for conversation among a big group. Price upon request;

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The expandable wooden Parsons table from West Elm can extend to 96 inches. $599;


Style Splurges & Steals: Candlesticks
Courtesy of Michael C. Fina/Courtesy of Global Views

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Val Saint Lambert has been making crystal in Belgium since 1826. These are a modern take on the classic candlestick. From $270 for 7.5 inches;

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These tall (9 to 16 inches) stacked-glass candleholders can be filled with water to double as vases. From $149;


Style Splurges & Steals: Mirrors
Courtesy of Jonathan Adler/Courtesy of Urban Outfitters

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Jonathan Adler partnered with the famed C. Jeré studio on this polished-nickel mirror surrounded by metal raindrops and round mirrored tiles. $1,650;

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Tiny round mirrors create a mosaic border around this antiqued-iron wall mirror. $98;

Published February 2011


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