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Design Advice Q+A // Saving v. Splurging

Q: When furnishing and decorating my apartment, which items are worth the splurge?

A: To save or to splurge depends on your interests and what you spend most of your time at home doing. If you love to write or do lots of work on your computer, it would make sense for you to budget more for a desk. If you're a fan of art, then tell yourself it's okay to spend more on artwork and frames. At the end of the day, your home is a direct reflection of you and your passions, so pay more for the pieces you'll be most attached to. 

There are a few items we believe everyone should invest in, so read below to learn more. 


You spend a large portion of your life asleep, so you might as well do it comfortably. Everyone's preferences vary when deeming a mattress comfortable, so do your research, test several mattresses, and make a decision understanding that you're going to spend a pretty penny regardless of the one you choose. Also keep in mind that you'll have this mattress for years to come, so the investment is well worth it.

A few websites to get you started on your research:










Another piece of furniture intended for the long haul is a couch, sofa, or armchair, so prepare to splurge on a piece that suits you and your tastes most. Stores like Jonathan Adler, ABC Home, and West Elm offer different sized couches for you to accommodate the space you're working with. A few of our favorites are shown below:

West Elm Bliss Down-Filled Chair and a Half $849-949

ABC Home Cobble Hill Elizabeth Sleeper Sofa On sale $1,799

Jonathan Adler Lambert Sofa  $3,595


We highly recommend spending more on kitchen supplies, because not only will your kitchen look sleek and beautiful, you will also feel excited to spend time there. The more time you spend in your kitchen cooking and baking, the less time you'll spend out at restaurants or ordering delivery. Over time, your investments will pay off. A few of our favorite fancy kitchen appliances are listed below:

Nespresso Vertuoline Machine $349

Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender $649.95

Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer $429.99

All-Clad Crockpot $179.99



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