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.


For home or office, the Tirup Swivel Chair ($299) offers comfy yet sleek options. Available at local Ikea stores and

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

(Truly) spare seating

Contoured Skew Stools ($100-$129 each) embody Asian minimalism at the bar or table. Available at

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,

Grand illumination

Adesso's Outreach Arc Lamp ($210) gracefully sweeps a room with light. Available at Foster's Homeware, 399 Market St., and

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

Joy Deangdeelert Cho is a Philadelphia textile and graphic designer. Visit her design blog, Oh Joy!, at

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