LifeStyle

Posted: September 21, 2007

The best pieces for the home combine function with style. On top of that, these new favorites of mine are just plain cool.

- Joy Deangdeelert Cho

From Zeisel, with flair

Eva Zeisel's signature whimsical lines are displayed beautifully in the legendary designer's special-edition coffee table for Design Within Reach ($1,500). Order at 1710 Walnut St. or www.dwr.com.

Maximum cushion

When the occasion calls for additional seating, add a splash of color and wild florals with Missoni Home's Alice pouf ($380) and floor cushion ($565). Order at Kellijane, 1721 Spruce St.

Restful nook

Blu Dot's streamlined Nook bed melds an upholstered headboard and bed frame seamlessly ($1,299 for queen size). Order in late October from Foster's, 399 Market St., or now at www.shopfosters.com.

Cozy carafe

Eva Solo's Tea Maker accommodates any type of tea and brewing time ($110). Available at Premium Steap, 111 S. 18th St.

Modern motion

Julie Frith's Piccomo mobile adds a little movement to any quiet corner ($145). Available at Piccolini, 932 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, and www.piccolinionline.com.

All dressed up

This '70s-inspired dresser by Nurseryworks offers texture and shape, as well as a changing-table attachment for new parents ($1,350). Available at Gene's, 122 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, and www.shopgenes.com.

Folkloric touch

Serve up colorful Nordic motifs on Iittala's Taika dinnerware ($20-$38). Available at Foster's, 399 Market St., and www.shopfosters.com.

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