source: residential architect Magazine
publication date: June 1, 2007

By Nigel F. Maynard

Finding worthy products for price-conscious custom homes is a tough gig. But if you love the hunt like we do, it's bound to reward everyone involved. Yes, your products must prove penny-wise, but they can't look cheap or perform poorly. They must withstand the rigors of everyday life at least as well as their more precious counterparts.

Admittedly, cheap is in the eye of the budget holder, but we think the collection on the following pages is a bargain at twice the price.

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Restoration Hardware’s Dillon wall sconce is made from cast brass with a white frostedglass square shade for a soft glow. Also sold in double- or triple-sconce configurations, the fixture is available in chrome, polished nickel, or satin nickel. (A bronze version comes with an amber frosted-glass shade). The single-shade light shown here measures 41/2 inches wide, 7 inches deep, and 91/2 inches high and costs $89. Restoration Hardware, 800.910.9836; www.restorationhardware.com.