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Umbra's Mimosa Coffee Table ($200) available at Foster's Homeware

Well-designed furniture can cost a pretty penny. Not these easy-on-the-eye pieces, which go for less than $300 each.

Spinster

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.

Midcentury storage

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.

Grand illumination

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.


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