The quest to outfit our pads usually starts off strong — we scan furniture stores for inspiration and dog-ear the shelter mags with gusto. But, then reality sets in: The good stuff usually costs a boatload.
Well no more. We're not resorting to that trek of shame across the bridge (read: Ikea). This time, our spirits are high, thanks to these genius tip-offs from our favorite local design pros. Read on to upgrade your space without going broke. You can kiss blowing your budget buh-bye!