Looking for the perfect setup for a dining room without going too formal? Check out what the design team at the HGTV Dream Home 2011 came up with for the Dream Home Giveaway dining room! The entire room was furnished with items found at Ethan Allen.
Knockout: First up, the fabulous table featured in the room is the American Artisan Large Rectangular Table with Parsons Legs in a deep cherry wood. Since this item is no longer available on the Ethan Allen website, we swapped it out with an equally beautiful parsons table. The Midtown Dining Table is 70″L x 38″W and sells for $1,299 plus a minimum of $75 shipping, depending on how far you are from the nearest store. That adds up to a whopping $1,374!
Knockoff: Head over to West Elm and you can pick up their Cortlandt Dining Table for just $599.99 plus a $75 surcharge and $67.50 shipping. And bonus—this expandable table goes from 68″L to 86″L in a snap!
Savings: $631.51 or 46%
Knockout: One of the things I love the most about this dining setup is the unconventional seating. The office chairs displayed in the HGTV dining room are Ethan Allen’s Sutton Desk Chairs from the Collector’s Classics series. These chairs, with black leather swing-style seat and chrome trim, sell for $549 each plus a minimum of $75 shipping. Picking up the eight chairs shown would set you back at least $4,467!
Knockoff: Thankfully, Overstock picks up a nice knockoff with their Dorado Office Chair. The black chair sells for just $112.06 each and comes with free shipping. That’s a complete set of eight chairs for just $896.48!
Savings: $511.94 or 82% per chair
Knockout: Lighting up the table is the clear Glass Cloche Chandelier. The three-light chandelier (18.5″D x 29.75″H) sells for $599 plus $59.90 shipping.
Knockoff: Overstock’s Antique Copper Finish Glass Lantern Chandelier. With the same three lights and cloche-style shade, this fixture will give you the same feel for a much lower price—at $159 with free shipping, you’ll save a whopping 76 percent over the knockout!
Savings: $500 or 76% each
Knockout: And finally, to finish off the room, check out the rug anchoring the dining area. The Nikko II Rug, Bordered, is available in several color tones and border shades, but the 8’x10′ rug will cost you $899 plus the minimum $75 shipping charge.
Knockoff: Wayfair has a very close knockoff in their nuLOOM on Sisal Sand/Black Border Rug. Their 8’x10′ rug sells for just $234.57 with free shipping!
Savings: $739.43 or 76%