Inside Ashley Furniture HomeStore’s sprawling warehouses and showrooms, friendly staffers stock plush beds, sturdy end tables, and stylish home accessories. Expert designers craft these dwelling fillers, testing raw materials' durability and basic arithmetic skills before transforming them into classy furniture items that mesh with any decorating style. They build many tables and chairs to meet eco-friendly business standards, using recycled engineered wood to reduce landfill waste and slow down deforestation. Ashley also stocks nonwood items, including a selection of state-of-the-art body-cushioning mattresses from brands such as Sealy and Simmons.
For an additional charge, Ashley Furniture HomeStore transports its furniture using its own fleet of semi trucks and fighter planes, which ensure that comfortable couches and slick dining-room tables are never damaged and always fresh smelling. Each location is locally owned and operated, meaning staffers are friendly residents who know which couches best complement regional design trends and indoor weather patterns.
Bed sets, sofas, and barstools populate the showroom at Decor Furniture & Mattress Showplace, set up in arrangements of household rooms. In addition to carrying luxury furniture for living rooms, dining rooms, kitchens, and personal aircraft carriers, Decor Furniture & Mattress Showplace specializes in building custom pieces to accommodate room measurements and the creative visions of clients. With more than 300 fabric, color, and leather options, customers can match existing room decor or draw attention away from evidence left from hosting a weekly food-fight club.
Capel's floor décor experts help shoppers sift through more than 10,000 styles to find high-quality ground garments suitable for all tastes and spaces. Established in 1917, the company still spins, dyes, weaves, and stitches its sturdy American Original braided rugs from a home base in Troy, North Carolina. In addition to the classics, Capel stocks outdoor options, kid-friendly rugs such as the 3' x 5' Playtime Starburst ($138), carpet maintenance accessories, and pieces woven from commonly recycled materials, such as the 3' x 5' Lariat Rug's reclaimed upholstery leather, as well as cast-off sock puppet sweaters and rom-com plots ($58).
The Healthy Back Store's mission is to provide the best solutions for a healthier lifestyle through restorative comfort, exercise and ergonomics.
River City Referrals assists homeowners and tool-tinkerers looking for the appropriate contractor for a home-improvement project. Clients describe their project to River City Referrals, who then search its database of trusted contractors to produce a skilled, qualified handyman. These jacks-of-all-trades assist in a multitude of services ranging from painting and landscaping to window installation. After that, rates vary by contractor and project, but past projects have included washing-machine repair (about $250), ceiling patch and medallion installation ($275), and a lighting repair ($125).
A champion for safe, earth-friendly child rearing, Franklin Goose presents parents with an array of creative and practical organic, natural, and chemical-free supplies for youngsters of all ages. Cloth-diapering essentials, such as Thirsties Duo Wrap Snap, adjustable to two sizes, comes in an array of stylish patterns ($13.75). Babybjorn’s soft bib boasts a quick-clean material and a clever pocket ideal for catching errant crumbs and pet hamsters ($11.99). A Green Sprouts gator, hippo, or pig bath puppet can transform a bath into a playful event and a venue for rehearsing for aquatic operas. A charming newsboy cap ($20) keeps pintsize heads warm and stylish, and a Green Babies “Totally Bananas” romper swaddles either boys or girls in organic cotton accented with nickel-free snap closures ($34).
Strawberry Fields invites fresh, artfully attired seasonal flowers to its bounteous bouquets. Prospective decorators may select one of the shop’s signature styles and then work with veteran petal primpers to design a one-of-a-kind composition of colors and aromas. A splash of roses in a day brightener ($40+) buoys spirits more gracefully than a squad of professional cheerleaders, and signature arrangements ($50+) overflow with an array of warm hues and mingling fragrances. For a touch of greenery or to expand scale recreations of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, customers can craft a proper plant arrangement ($35+). All prices vary based on the type and number of flowers.
Fab’rik has garnered a lot of praise and wolf whistles from the press thanks to its wide range of women’s apparel and accessories. With the change of seasons imminent, stock up on spring and summer fashions so you don't sport unflattering parka-shaped tan lines. Attract admiring looks with a lace back embroidered top ($48) or dazzle lumberjacks with a pair of leather, double-buckle flats ($24) during flirtatious log-rolling contests. A striking one shoulder ruffle button dress ($88) will give you the power to turn the heads of passersby and sashay past territorial badgers unharmed. Fab’rik’s helpful, fashion-forward staff is on hand at all times to help you piece together gorgeous getups for your life-size action figures, and will dislodge the heads of any customers who mistake a pair of skinny jeans for a top.
Summer Classics was founded in 1973 as a manufacturer of plastic umbrella bases. After the breezy craze of umbrella disco died out, the company branched out into designing and building its own line of home furnishings. Summer Classics produces high-quality products that are largely customizable via a variety of color and fabric options. Its large inventory selection includes posterior-supporting Palm collection side chairs ($477 each for frame, cushions $83–$168), and piña-colada-supporting Ocean Grande collection end tables ($496). No back porch is complete without a sturdy armchair in which to read the daily paper and lecture your sprinkler system, such as the Plaza collection arm chair ($379 for frame, cushions $70–$140). Cushion a planned fall with a set of Aqua collection large throw pillows ($97–$196 each), or opt for a smaller decorative throw in a color such as mango or blue bell ($107–$252 each). The friendly and helpful staff at Summer Classics is on hand to answer any questions you may have about fabric trims or weather patterns.
The licensed and insured gutter gurus at First Choice Quality Services cleanse rain catchers and banish debris to keep homes dry and in tiptop shape. Trained ladder climbers will clear roof rims of leaves, detritus, and bits of fallen sky before hauling away the spoils of their labor. When necessary, First Choice Quality Services' technicians will reseal leaking corners and end caps, tighten loose hangers, and give a stern admonishments to loitering Spidermen. Groupon buyers will also receive 10% off gutter guard installation to prevent leaves from clogging up rain flow in the future.
For more than 25 years, pottery guru Robin Cage has nurtured the creativity of local artisans by arranging a warm and loving home for their handcrafted beauties at 43rd Street Gallery. Amidst the welcoming atmosphere, jewelry items ($12+) and pieces of fine art ($50+) adorn the gallery's baby blue walls. Inside the on-site pottery studio, Robin shapes lumps of clay into functional pottery items such as teapots, sugar bowls, and casserole dishes ($10–$100). Glazed and fired in color combinations like blue and white, black and gold, or copper and green, once boring pie plates, platters, and place settings make excellent conversation pieces for those who have heard everything their old coffee mugs have to say. 43rd Street Gallery also enlightens aspiring clayshapers with pottery classes, as well tours of the studio, kiln room, and violin shop on premises.
The licensed and insured team at Abstract Landscapes takes an artistic approach to helping each yard reach its full potential, using services that run the gamut from maintenance to landscaping and materials delivery. During free consultations, the landscapers will walk with you around your property to go over every detail of the yard's makeover and chat about your budget, color preferences, and how to turn grass clippings into a delicious summer salad. The crew will then work with local nurseries to acquire plants such as shrubs and flowering bushes, which will finally bring your landscaping designs to life. Abstract Landscapes' crew also helps lawns maintain their current beauty. They can cut grass, re-seed dead areas, and fertilize lawn gnomes until they grow into department store Santa Clauses.
Drawing on a background in horticulture technology, the founder of Domestic Touch developed a set of natural, biodegradable, EPA-approved cleaning products that are safe for children and pets. The company's cleaning specialists use these products to disinfect and sanitize surfaces, taking extra care to properly clean stainless steel, imported tile, and leather. They also suction allergens from carpets using sealed HEPA-filtration vacuums, cleanse hard floors with steam cleaners, and tackle household tasks such as loading dishwashers and removing trash.
The Mosquito Authority responds to summer scourges of biting pests with its kid- and pet-friendly mosquito spray systems. Barrier spray service eliminates mosquitoes with an EPA-approved solution—specialized enough to not repel beneficial bees or butterflies—that technicians apply to trees, shrubs, and foliage around yards, guarding against pests for three weeks.
The word shortcut has no place in the vocabulary of KNJ Service's employees. They clean carpet and upholstery with the utmost attention to detail, sudsing up fibers with powerful chemicals that leave no grime or residue behind. And a lengthy five-step Scotchgard process, intended to repel future stains, speaks to the cleaners' affinity for a job well done as well as all things Scottish.