Well-designed furniture can cost a pretty penny. Not these easy-on-the-eye pieces, which go for less than $300 each.
For home or office, the Tirup Swivel Chair ($299) offers comfy yet sleek options. Available at local Ikea stores and www.ikea.com.
In the round
Use the eco-friendly Cork Ottoman ($299) as a combination coffee table and footrest. Available at West Elm, 1330 Chestnut St., and www.westelm.com.
(Truly) spare seating
Contoured Skew Stools ($100-$129 each) embody Asian minimalism at the bar or table. Available at www.cb2.com.
This Danish Modern Side Table ($120) offers a place to stow your nighttime necessities. Available exclusively at Philadelphia-based Urban Outfitters' Web site, www.urbanoutfitters.com.
Adesso's Outreach Arc Lamp ($210) gracefully sweeps a room with light. Available at Foster's Homeware, 399 Market St., and www.shopfosters.com.
Just the right angles
Keep books and magazines at hand with Umbra's Mimosa Coffee Table ($200). Available at Foster's Homeware, 399 Market St., and www.shopfosters.com.
Joy Deangdeelert Cho is a Philadelphia textile and graphic designer. Visit her design blog, Oh Joy!, at www.ohjoy.blogs.com.