Budget-friendly interior design

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PHOENIX -- She's the woman we've all come to love thanks to her incredible resale shops.

Ann Siner owns and operates My Sister's Closet.

Siner was thumbing through a local real-estate magazine when she spotted this 5,600-square-foot estate. She called her Realtor, walked through twice and then signed papers. It was that easy. 

Then, her sister Tess Loo went to work. Loo is also the stylist for the growing chain of of resale clothing and furniture stores founded by Siner and her youngest sister, Jennifer, 21 years ago. 

This job allowed Loo to scour each store, finding unique pieces at bargain prices. You'd never know she didn't pay top dollar, though. Each piece is perfectly placed and somehow helps to set the comfortable tone of a house that could be cold.

If you're hunting for great furniture without having to pay a fortune, Loo stresses the importance of patience.

"You won't find everything at once," she said.

For window treatments, she uses inexpensive fabrics and uses unique or fancy tiebacks help to create conversation pieces.

Loo also says pulling looks from magazines helps to make interior design much easier.

My Sister's Closet now has 12 locations.

To read more about this story check out the November 2012 edition of Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine.