Three for all
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Three for all
Modern and sophisticated, these brushed steel-rod tripod lamps sold as a trio in floor, table and nightstand heights can give one room or three different ones a stylish blast of color with their red drum shades, all for $99.95. Call (800) 487-9024 or visit (
Take your seat
Pier 1’s Flower chair puts the petal to the metal with rattan and banana bark woven onto a sturdy steel frame. A pair could add California chic to a porch or breakfast table; the chairs are $59 each, the sueded Papasan footstool cushion, $19. or (800) 245-4595. (Pier 1 Imports)
Bench marks
Patchwork and striped corduroy ottomans in fun fall colors look like favorite quilts that have just sprouted legs. The tubular steel supports that turn the ottoman into a low stool can also be folded completely flat, creating a comfy floor cushion, $19.99 each, Target, ()
101 Made of high-density foam with a brushed matte finish, the EVA Storage Stool also makes an attractive side table, $79, the Container Store, (Megan Spelman / LAT)
Silver mine
A steel trunk can double as a seat or side table, $99, the Container Store, www Infinity bath towel, $4.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond. (Megan Spelman / LAT)