High-end decor at low prices

November 6, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Looking for luxury, but afraid of the price tag? Lisa Quinn recently met up with Sue Firestone, an internationally acclaimed interior designer and founder of SFA Design, for some ideas on how to take high-end hotel decor and replicate affordably at home.

Items featured in this segment:

Gucci Vintage Scarves
Price: $350
Substituted with Macy's Echo scarf, $78.00
Website: www.macys.com

Original Ottman
Price: $375
Substituted with Target storage ottoman, $25.00
Only available in-store, but similar options available online at http://www.target.com

Lobby Artwork
Price: $6,950
Substituted with Allposters.com mounted Venus face detail poster, $88.00
Website: www.allposters.com

Metal Art
Price: $400
Substituted with HomeDecorators.com wall art, $99.00
Website: www.homedecorators.com

Leather Headboard
Price: $2,200
Substituted with Bed Bath & Beyond Faux Leather Headboard, $99.99
Website: www.bedbathandbeyond.com

Table Lamp
Price: $350
Substituted with Pier One's cocoa inlay lamp, $54.98 SKU= 2248643
Only available in-store, but more available online, like: www.pier1.com

Hotel Collection Sheet Sets, 100% Cotton Sateen, 620 Thread Count
Price: $99
Website: www.bedbathandbeyond.com

About Sue Firestone
Sue Firestone, CEO and Founder of SFA Design in Santa Barbara, has cultivated her personal passion for design, operating an international interior design firm and assembling a portfolio of acclaimed hospitality and luxury residential projects. With a client list that includes the world's leading hotel brands, high-end boutique hotel proprietors and estate homes for celebrities of Fortune 500 companies, Sue has committed herself to providing the knowledge and innovation to carry out each client's distinct vision to its fullest artistic potential.

In 1996, Sue created SFA Design, a boutique-style firm, composed of a cherry-picked team of 35 diverse designers to orchestrate her "couture concept" for interior design. From luxury yachts to tropical resorts, urban boutiques to sheltered estates, Sue maintains a passion for cutting-edge design that has won her more than two dozen awards, including the prestigious Platinum Circle Award. Alongside her team of senior principals and directors, Sue has secured SFA Design a place on Robb Report's "Top 40 Best Designers in the World," a mark of continual growth in the world of design and an international, elite client list.
Website: www.sfadesign.com

Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square
900 North Point Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
T: (415) 292-1000

Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square, represents one of the city's most distinctive and exciting new options for luxury living, inextricably linked with San Francisco's rich and colorful history. Offering 1/10th ownership interests of just 53 residences, this is a limited once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of a San Francisco icon. Owners will luxuriate in the magnificent views of the bay and enjoy living in a historic waterfront location that has been transformed into an urban oasis that includes an exciting mix of high-end retail, fine dining, artisanal foods and wines, spa facilities and more.
Website: www.fairmontatghirardelli.com

Villa Florence
225 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
800.553.4411
415.397.7700

The newly renovated Villa Florence, a member of the Larkspur Collection hotel brand, embodies the feeling of a modern Italian villa, providing warm and exceptional service and accommodations to its guests. The hotel is ideal for both business and leisure travelers, with a convenient location in the heart of Union Square, just steps away from the city's premier shopping, dining and entertainment offerings as well as the financial district and Moscone Convention Center.
Website: www.villaflorence.com


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