If you are set on a designer piece, but it is out of your price range, you have two options:
1. look to lower priced retailers (CB2, Ikea, West Elm, Overstock) for a similar piece
2. buy a reproduction
Sarah and her husband John want the Tolomeo Mega Floor Lamp for their living room but the price tag is a bit high ($670). They already tried a similar lamp from CB2 and it didn't work in their space. I did a little research online and found a site that does a reproduction of the lamp for $228 (plus delivery). I think this could be a good option for them if they are sure this is the piece they want.
PS - Sarah, I think this type of fixture might work really well in your office too (with the shade suspended over the desk), and solve the issue of the ceiling being overcrowded (more to come later!!).