Steal this idea: Don’t have a lot of money to spend? In this economy, who does? Get creative and bring items intended for, say, the home office into the dining room. When we toured JCPenney design director Geoffrey Henning’s Kessler Park abode in May/June 2006, he gave us the skinny on mixing the fancy with the frugal. He paired a Balinese mahogony table with chairs from Ikea. “I like to take obscure objects, manipulate them, and use them unexpectedly,” he advised. Photograph by Timothy Kolk. photography by Stephen Karlisch

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