At Ormond Salon & Boutique, owner and stylist Debbie Edwards leads her multitalented staff as they create a tranquil environment where visitors can achieve both relaxation and beautification. After verbal consultations that pin down clients’ hairdo aspirations, the salon’s stylists restore luster to coiffures with calculated snips paired with Redken and Matrix products. Aestheticians administer anti-aging facials and safeguard skin with Solise sunscreen that staves off potentially damaging sunrays, while massage therapists go hand-to-hand against bodily aches. Ormond Salon & Boutique’s menu also includes nail services that dignify digits with French polish applied with a baguette.
Most people don't get business calls from Walt Disney World. But, two decades ago, Glass Addicts owner Denise Hurley received just that—along with a request to design and build Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa's carousel horse. In the years since, orders have continued to pour in from Kohl's, The Mirage hotel, and other businesses and collectors seeking Hurley's Tiffany-style stained-glass and art-glass designs. Hurley also builds masterpieces on a smaller scale, restoring and repairing customers’ already existing pieces and building custom panes for homes and offices. Intent on sharing her talent with others, Hurley teaches classes on formats ranging from mosaic picture frames to stepping stones to dentists' mirrors overlaid with your favorite Metallica album covers. No previous experience is necessary, as classes accommodate beginners and master artists alike. Sessions take place in spacious, well-lit rooms filled with materials, and students and customers can study from books inspired by Hurley's designs or observe the installment skills of her professional staff.
One of the most awarded portrait photographers in Florida, Tim Kelly brings more than 40 years of experience to each master-crafted image he creates. With today's deal, customers get a 30-minute session with the man himself, capturing their visages for posterity and proving to future generations that at one time mustaches only grew on faces. Guests are free to express themselves in a variety of styles, with up to eight subjects per portrait: capture your Napoleonic boardroom bravado with an executive profile, dress your brood in their finest matching corduroy jumpsuits for a family vignette, or rage against the impermanence of youth with a memory-grasping child portrait.
Florida Frame House and Gallery has been crafting museum-quality custom frames for more than 50 years. The gallery's grizzled framers help finalize masterpieces of all mediums—including photographs, oil paintings, canvas, or macaroni art—with a variety of frame styles.
First-year photography majors can elevate their black-and-white images of old people's hands and garden gnomes shedding a single tear into timeless art with poster frames ($90+), while matted frames present a padded repose for spare Seurats ($200+). High-end conservation framings begin at about $400 and cryogenically freeze more antique heirlooms so that they can be displayed alongside your caveman collection.
Big Frog transfers custom and premade designs onto everything from garments and towels to mousepads and flags. Customers tailor textiles to their liking with a large selection of design ideas to jump-start stalled imagination engines, a graphic designer on staff to offer advice, and a range of clothing styles to choose from. Print a picture of your favorite ex-attorney general onto a white cotton T-shirt ($14.99) or a custom apron ($21.99). The shop also stocks illustratable knickknacks such as mousepads ($10.79), coasters ($6), puzzles ($15), and golf towels ($13.99).
Helmed by a staff of shutter-clicking ladies, Alena's Photography Studio ensures the safe arrival of memories into the future with a repertoire of photographic services. In-studio or on-location shoots fuse the staff's artistic talents with the subject's style and personality, enabling both parties to meet in the middle and create impeccable portraits for families, weddings, high-school seniors, and more. In addition to standard or seasonal sessions, the studio also specializes in high-quality beach shoots, which capture barefoot groups amid rolling waves, glistening sand, and warmly lit skies illuminated by the sunset or glow of the moon's massive alarm clock.
The plate beneath a meal can say as much about the chef as the ingredients in it, especially when that chef is also the plate’s artist. The sculptors at Pottery Pad offer that chance to dish users of all ages, providing the paint, workspace, glaze, and kiln to finish off premade clayware. They produce mugs, cereal bowls, and even pet dishes, arranging the sculpted products in neat rows around the circumference of their room. In the middle, long tables covered in palettes and pools of paint await the presence of a creative mind to turn each dish into a work of art.
The staff hosts individuals, birthday parties, and even entire scout troops, keeping careful track of each participant's wares. At the end of sessions, they collect the painted pieces and ready them for a trip into their 1,800-degree kiln. Once the firing is finished, they call up the piece's owner to let them know its ready and warn them to blow on it before use.
Top Drawer Couture is an upscale women's consignment boutique located in prestigious College Park.
Former health-care management professional and current owner of Mozaic Arts, Inc., Michele Petno began dabbling in the mosaic arts after receiving sample tiles at Wits End––an antique/junk shop she opened in the mid-'90s. Making sure no tile went to waste, Michele bedecked the bathroom door of Wits End with a fetching design that garnered praise from customers and howling hand-driers, unlocking a fiery passion that lead her to explore other mediums and styles of mosaic.
At Mozaic Arts, Inc., Michele hosts private and semiprivate mosaic workshops, where she shares arts-and-crafts knowledge that she acquired through years of self-teaching and study in Italy and Mexico. During those classes, participants use included materials––such as shards of glass, beads, and found objects––to create prettified memory jugs, inimitable jewelry, and hangable portraits of animals, landscapes, and shattered car windows. Mozaic Arts, Inc. also rents out studio space for resident artists to work on their masterpieces and brush elbows with fellow glass manipulators.
Lightstyle will provide the design & decorating expertise to assist our customers in creating the looks that reflect their lifestyle & individualism.
We provide a continually changing environment of the newest & most exciting looks in lighting & home décor accessory products that we know are in high demand in our market.
Print Art Screen Printing & Embroidery creates T-shirts, polos, jackets, and sweatshirts emblazoned with unique text and images for special events, organizations, or marketing businesses. Clients can further customize apparel with embroidery.
Mattress1One's immense inventory brims with top-quality slumbering surfaces from renowned brands such as Tempur-Pedic, Serta, Sealy, and Stearns & Foster. At multiple locations throughout Florida, knowledgeable staff members roam showrooms that brim with an array of mattresses forged from such materials as memory foam, high-tech innersprings, silk, and cashmere. They also curate an online Mattress 101 guide, which includes handy tips on selecting the ideal mattress size, keeping the mattress in tiptop shape, and mounting a rock-solid legal defense in case you accidentally rip the tags off.
Like most success stories, Leader's Casual Furniture didn't start at the top. Founded in a single west Florida show room in 1971, the company now boasts 19 retail show rooms, a 150,000-square-foot distribution center, and an ever-increasing selection of rattan, wicker, and patio furniture. Upon browsing the virtual show room, visitors find rattan dining sets, beds, and entertainment centers as well as wicker tables with stone or glass tops. Custom fabrics and tropical-themed pieces add personal flair to interiors or exteriors, and an online room planner helps customers get a feel for how chosen pieces will fit into their homes.
Midway through the process of framing a vintage Woodstock ticket and corresponding newspaper article for a customer, owner Brian Smith realized that his original design didn't suit the customer's taste and started over, finally arriving at a striking image that delighted the client. With an artist's intuition, Mr. Smith makes sure that each piece he creates suits each client's style, whether he's framing a sports jersey or a very loyal Roomba. He and his dexterous staff employ handpicked tools, such as float mounting, deckled edges, and high-definition framing, to preserve each piece and help it stand out from its surroundings. Eco-friendly framing options ensure that customers can rest easy, knowing that their wooden frame came directly from a sustainable forest and not a plastic mine.
Sitting. Lounging. Sleeping. These are just a few of the areas of expertise that the owners of Florida Mattress and Furniture possess. With an inventory that spans from the bedroom to the living room to the home theater, they stand ready to outfit most every nook of a house with name-brand furnishings.
The mattress lineup includes Sealy Posturepedic dual-comfort pillow tops as well as Dormia Dream mattresses with a memory-foam comfort layer. The Aico Trevi dining-room pieces set an elegant stage for family dinners, and the classic styling of the Parker House Hartford Wall entertainment center adds a welcome addition to any family room or pimped-out doghouse.