One of Ryan Korban’s favorite words is expensive, “for me it relates to everything, and it has nothing to do with money. It is the perfect description of how I want something to look.” And he certainly nailed it when designing his chic New York apartment pictured above. Cristina here, and I love the look of the expensive interiors in glossy magazines – who doesn’t? – but what I love even more is the challenge of creating an expensive looking space on a less-than-luxe budget. It can be as simple as switching out the handles on your dresser or throwing a faux fur across the foot of the bed. For me, it was finally throwing out my old plastic hangers and replacing them with wooden ones – a cheap and cheerful way to make your clothes feel much more expensive! Keep reading to see how to bring this look home… and I’d love to know: What little luxuries make your space feel expensive?
*images: photograph by Ditte Isager for Harper’s Bazaar, faux fur throw La Redoute, drawer pull Ansaldi & Sons, owl photograph Sharon Montrose, floor lamp Restoration Hardware, crochet dress Topshop, hangers Zara Home, books VintageScholar