The Look for Less

Artemide’s Nesso lamp is a less-breakable but equally chic alternative to this homeowner’s glass lamp. Also available in orange. $290 at the Museum of Modern Art SoHo (81 Spring Street; 646-613-1367).

The supersleek look of stainless-steel kitchens can be cost-prohibitive. Ikea to the rescue! This Akurum kitchen, with Numerär stainless-steel doors, is $3,995 as shown (800-434-4532 or

Commitment-phobes will love this glass cube table, which can be wheeled around at will. $350 at Jensen-Lewis (89 Seventh Avenue, at 15th Street; 212-929-4880).

The “rugs” in this loft are actually woven vinyl by Bolon. It comes in a rainbow of colors and patterns. Shown here in plain cream, $33 a square yard at Carpet Resources (37 West 39th Street; 212-302-1113).

The bedside shelves in this apartment can be illuminated – no small task for an amateur. We recommend investing in Lignet Roset’s Bianca table ($815); it lights up with the flick of a switch. (250 Park Avenue South, at 20th Street; 212-375-1036.)

A fabulous source for tin ceiling panels is Standard Tinsmith & Roofer Supply (183 Chrystie Street; 212-674-2240). It has 28 panel designs to choose from, plus matching molding. Prices start at $19 for a two-by-four-foot panel ($34 for a two-by-eight). Shown here, No. 204, six-inch Multiple plate.

Right: The perimeter of the bathroom cube is lined with storage, including this clever work island, equipped with a Jacobsen bentwood Ant chair from Knoll. For lighting, Bananto found halogen bulbs and adjustable arms on Canal Street and had a metalworker assemble them.Mitchell Gold’s Pete ottoman is big enough to be used as a coffee table. In a variety of fabrics ($530 to $795) or leathers ($1,000 to $1,400), through or special-order at ABC Carpet & Home.

The Look for Less