By David A. Keeps Lauren Rottet of Rottet Studio has designed office spaces for the likes of Disney, General Electric and the Rand Corp. The Home section asked her embark on a budget-minded shopping expedition in the San Fernando Valley, sharing tips along the way. One of her stops: Advanced Liquidators in North Hollywood, where she checked out the used file cabinets. Her philosophy: Mix different pieces instead of buying matched sets.
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