My husband and I hired a sitter and spent our President's Day eating meatballs and wandering the aisles of our local IKEA. We were on the hunt for desks and dressers but I couldn't help but get distracted while passing through the lighting department. Here's what caught my eye:
IKEA's HEKTAR Pendant Lamp
Which Retails for $69.99
It just had Restoration Hardware Style written all over it. The over-sized scale; the dark, weathered, metal finish; how it looks like it came from an industrial-age European factory. I nudged my husband in the arm and said "there's my next look alike for the blog." So I came home and started looking for the RH pendant that inspired those IKEA designers and I found not one, but four!
They all retail for $299 - $699 depending on the finish. Some are on final sale for as little as $179, but even that clearance price can't compete with the IKEA price point of just $69.99! So save your hundreds of dollars and head to IKEA with your sweetheart, you can even afford to hire a sitter so you can eat your meatballs in peace!
Sometimes I find look alikes that are the same style as the original but presented in a different scale or product type. For instance imagine if these lovely beds from Restoration Hardware (retail for $698-$1050)...
.... came in a daybed version.
Retails for $507.95
Retails for $598
Sometimes people email me with LAL requests, and sometimes I'm able to find them one that saves them a couple of thousand dollars. It's my superpower.
Courtney, this one's for you!
Retails for $1995 - $3145
This LAL is from Wayfair
Retails for $791.10