For more than 88 years, the lamplighters at Capitol Lighting have illuminated homes with attractive fixtures in styles ranging from French country to Art Deco. More than 500,000 products, including bright lamps and bulbs from Corbett Lighting, Schonbek, Hudson Valley, and Savoy House, await their opportunity to banish darkness and beautify home spaces ranging from dining room ceilings to outdoor paths. Beyond bulbs in all shapes and sizes, Capitol also carries a vast selection of home accessories, such as hallway mirrors that give residents a final chance to ensure their antennas are hidden before leaving the house.
At Mattress Monsterz, a huge selection of twin- through king-size mattress sets facilitate sound sleeping. Sets from Serta, Serta, and Simmons Beautyrest highlight the collection, which also includes bed frames, futons, and bunk beds.
There's no buyer's remorse at Treasures for Hope Charity Store, since the proceeds of each sale benefit the local foster-care community, Place of Hope. Customers can peruse gently used furniture, rugs, and art to find the perfect accent piece for their home, or sift through racks of clothing for men, women, kids, and bashful pets.
South Florida Furniture Direct stocks hundreds of overstocked, closeout, and discontinued furniture from brands such as Simmons, Ashley Furniture, and Coaster Fine Furniture inside a sprawling warehouse space. Hail Mary a new television stand ($150) into a suburban rec room to frame a pigskin play-by-play before watching the game in a luxe black leather recliner ($190+). New futon beds ($199+) add extra sleep-space to bedrooms, and three-piece coffee-table sets ($199+) in myriad finishes, including dark wood, gussy up living rooms. All items include a factory warranty, and layaway is available. Since South Florida Furniture Direct is only open to the public a few times a year, call ahead or tap out a telegram to make an appointment to visit the warehouse.
At more than 1,000 Mattress Firm locations around the country, shoppers sink into plush mattresses, recline on firm beds, and belly-flop onto pillow tops. Knowledgeable staffers can help customers create an ideal bedtime environment by dispensing advice based on sleep preferences and illuminating the difference between the many kinds of mattresses. And to the delight of their customers, much of Mattress Firm's bedding wears the label of a premium brand, such as Sealy, Serta, Simmons Beautyrest, or Stearns & Foster.