The Look for Less

The sofa and the armchair of the moment have steel legs, a sleek body – and a high price tag. Mitchell Gold’s version costs less without costing you any style. Sharon sofa, $1,500 to $2,300 (in fabric) or $3,600 to $5,300 (in leather). Sharon chair, $1,000 to $1,400 (fabric) or $1,800 to $2,600 (leather). Order at ABC Carpet & Home or through

Frosted cabinets, like the ones in this apartment, can be hard to find. Kartell’s new One series, designed by Piero Lissoni, gives you a choice of an open shelf, $274 (without casters, also available with casters), or a container with doors on casters, $337. (45 Greene Street; 212-966-6665).

The Decor chair ($499 at Crate & Barrel) is a great combination of creamy upholstery and tapered legs in a wenge-wood-like espresso finish. (650 Madison Avenue, at 59th Street; 212-308-0011 or

The bathroom in this apartment is undeniably sexy. So are the fixtures: Tara by Dornbracht. They’re available in polished chrome (shown, about $704) and other finishes that ratchet the price up to $1,215 (800-774-1181).

Blue Ribbon Dog Co.’s corduroy and Ultrasuede pillows not only feature cute pups, they are also the same size as the ubiquitous “step pillows” used to help them get a leg up on to the furniture. $75 at Fetch (43 Greenwich Avenue; 212-352-8591).

These collapsible dog bowls are lifesavers on long dog walks. Unzipped, they’re a heat-sealed PVC bowl for water or food. In two sizes: small ($16) and large ($18), both at Flight 001 (96 Greenwich Avenue; 212-691-1001).

UT made the homeowner’s matching tubs and bathroom counters out of Corian, in shades of seagrass and lilac. Corian, $40 to $75 a square foot, installed (

The Look for Less