Among the cognoscenti, the idea of furnishing an entire room with items from the same store has long been considered a design no-no. Those in the know felt the result would be a homogeneous space lacking personality and fl air. But times have changed, as mass retailers offer a wider selection of products and styles. Now design divas are just as happy as the rest of us to find great products at great prices all in one spot. STYLE AT HOME hit four favourite national retailers to pull together fabulous looks for the bathroom, dining room, bedroom and home office. Check out our tips, then get shopping and redo a room in a weekend.
HomeSense is a bargain hunter's mecca, and these bath towels and accessories are no exception. Thick and thirsty Turkish cotton towels, shiny metal accessories and shapely apothecary glass canisters won't break the bank.
PAINTED WOODEN BENCH WITH TERRY-CLOTH-COVERED CUSHION, $60. LARGE GLASS JAR, $24. GLASS JAR (USED AS TOILET PAPER HOLDER), $15. CUT LEAD CRYSTAL VASE, $15. COTTON TOWELS, $10 EACH (BATH), $5 EACH (HAND). COTTON BATH RUG, $25. STAINLESS-STEEL-AND CHROME CUP, $8. CHROME FOOTED SOAP DISH, $5. TOILET PAPER HOLDER, $13. WASTEBASKET, $30. STAINLESS-STEEL SOAP PUMP, $9. SHADOW BOX, $25.