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It’s the laborer of your living room, exposed to everything from snack spills to weekend guests. You (hopefully) sit on it every day. It anchors one of the most important rooms of the house. But if a sofa by Poltrona Frau and a knock-off from CB2 were placed beside one another, most wouldn’t recognize a visual difference. So why invest in a pricey one? We decided to get the inside scoop. From frame construction to upholstery, foam to feathers, we’re breaking down why a 10k couch costs 10k.  And why you

When it comes to furnishing a space, everyone knows what the bare essentials are — a sofa, a bed, a table. From there you add your storage, your decorative pieces, your art. But do you know your chifferobes from your sideboards, your shoji screens from your girandoles? In honor of Back to School, we’re breaking down design styles, furniture pieces and how-tos.  Our first term: étagère. Read on to find out what they are, where they came from and why you’ll want one in your space.   Origin: Like many of the words we use for

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