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We masterminded this modern eclectic sitting room on two different budgets. Can you tell the difference?

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HIGH: $19,842

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1 Pendant light, , $700; 2 Print, , $1,250; 3 Drapery, , $656; 4 Desk, , $4,998; 5 Chair, , $699; 6 Rug, , $2,148; 7 Coffee tables, , $700 each; 8 Case, , $329; 9 Toss cushion, , $42; 10 Toss cushion cover, $230, Toss cushion insert, , $35; 11 Sofa, , $6,730; 12 Lumbar cushion cover, $15, Lumbar cushion insert, , $25; 13 Throw, , $450.
 

 

LOW: $4,941

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1 Pendant light, , $199; 2 Print, , $450; 3 Drapery, , $70; 4 Desk, , $2,499; 5 Chair, , $139; 6 Rug, , $349; 7 Coffee tables, , $199 each; 8 Vase, , $20; 9 Toss cushion cover, $13, Toss cushion insert, , $8; 10 Toss cushion, , $20; 11 Sofa, , $699; 12 Lumbar cushion, , $17; 13 Throw, , $60.
 

 

CREATE A ROOM LIKE THESE NO MATTER YOUR BUDGET WITH A FEW DOS AND DON'TS:

1. Do choose a bold colour palette.
Superhero style is all the rage right now (thanks, Wonder Woman!), so we’ve channelled the power of those comic­book characters into a strong energetic palette that will lift your decorating up, up and away!
The vivid colour scheme works in this sitting room because the shades we’ve chosen have similar saturating, giving a balancing effect and allowing two forceful hues to work in harmony.

2. Do invest in the forever classic Wishbone chair.
This unassuming chair is a testament to its maker’s skill as both an architect and a cabinetmaker as well as a pioneering furniture designer. Made of a graceful combination of steam­bent solid wood and hand­woven paper cord, Hans J. Wegner’s Wishbone chair, a masterpiece of Danish Modern design, has never been out of produc­tion since it made its debut in 1949.

3. Don't be afraid of brightening up a natural piece.
The natural textures in our sitting room add an organic serenity to all the patterns and pops of colour, but we felt there was something missing. Enter a can of cobalt blue paint. With a few licks, this rattan chair becomes a lustrous statement piece that grounds the other intense shades in the space.

4. Don't write-off a bright red sofa.
Some might think it takes a brave homeowner to commit to a red sofa, but upon viewing these classic, classy and comfortable beauties, we beg to differ. With a style and shade to suit every taste, this crimson tide might just become our new neutral.

 

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Nordvalla polyester Ektorp in Red, 86", , $599.

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Simmons polyester Karina condo in Red with hardwood legs, 76", , $2,199.

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