High Low: Box Frame Coffee Table

high FOR RICHER: With a top made of 18th century Spanish chestnut wood and base of sleek iron, this Luco Studio design is all about balance. The modern silhouette is  offset by the vintage material, creating a classic vibe and a chic look without any fussiness. $4,800, Lucca Antiques.
low FOR POORER: Get the same silhouette with a more manageable price tag. West Elm's version achieves that vintage feel with weathered mango wood placed atop a steel frame. It's a cheaper option that looks anything but cheap; you might just feel less guilty about resting your feet on it. $349, West Elm.