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Sticking to a budget while you’re decorating a home isn’t exactly a simple task — especially at stores where the price tags can be hefty. But nobody knows how to pinch pennies better than a professional home stager, who’s used to prowling the aisles and scouring the end caps in pursuit of the most unique pieces to make a home feel distinctive. I turned to Minol Shamreen, founder and creative director of Studio M Designs, to see what she’d buy with $100 in her pocket at West Elm.
“When we are working with a budget, the key to finding perfect pieces for staging is versatility,” says Shamreen, who advises people to keep their eyes out for diverse items that can be used in multiple spaces, complement a range of colors, and blend in seamlessly with various design styles. “These items won’t steal the spotlight individually, but when paired with other elements, they will help create beautiful vignettes and spaces,” she notes. Here’s a look at Shamreen’s picks, which came out at $100 on the dot.