Unexpected Side Tables
The seemingly endless piles of bills and statements in most people's houses need somewhere to reside. Try stashing those documents you refer to only rarely in a set of nesting boxes, which, stacked from largest to smallest, form a small but serviceable side table. The ones shown here are woven of pandan, a shrub with palmlike leaves that are highly flexible but reassuringly sturdy―and neutral enough to play nice with any color scheme.
To buy: Large three-piece square box set (11 by 5, 13 by 6 1/2, and 15 by 6 3/4 inches), $130, viamotif.com for store locations.