Country Marketplace’s carpentry connoisseurs revive cheery images of classic designs with contemporary handcrafted solid-wood furniture and accessories. Homeowners can hang their hats on a solid-cherry coat tree or dress it as a friend to make parties seem well attended ($99). Race around the office atop the heavy-duty casters of a carved-oak pressback desk chair ($199), or set to work at an antique oak roll-top desk equipped with a pencil tray and an organizer ($449). Young furniture users can dine in an oak Windsor highchair ($149) or chomp bubble pipes and whittle new pacifiers in a Victorian child's rocker ($99).
For more than 20 years, Solomon’s Collection & Fine Rugs has sold, cleaned, and repaired decorative floor coverings from around the world. Its expansive showroom displays everything from 2’x4’ contemporary Tibetan rugs ($400) and 3’9”x6’6” Afghan area rugs ($890) to custom-made rugs designed with the client’s color, size, and horsepower preferences in mind to optimize each carpet’s flying performance. A 4’x4’ round Indian rug ($950) injects warmth into an achromatic living room, and a 5’8”x8’8” Chinese hand-tufted rug ($1,150) provides an interesting conversation piece for dinner parties and casual get-togethers. Solomon’s also sells runners, including the Turkish kilim flat-weave runner ($790), which can help curb potentially painful falls down the staircase or muffle the sound of ghost footsteps at night.
Bee Green Cleaning’s experienced cleaners scrub homes to a sparkling finish with eco-friendly, all-natural cleaning products, advanced technology, and green cleaning methods. Friendly cleaners arrive with a trove of phosphate-free, biodegradable cleaning concoctions such as Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day soaps, which are perfumed with sweet-smelling essential oils and are not tested on animals. Customers may request fragrance-free products to accommodate allergies or reduce the likelihood that perfume-hunting hounds will descend on homes. Steam mops freshen and disinfect rugs without the use of harmful chemicals, and UV-C sanitizing wands root out germs, mold, and dust mites from beds, furniture, and computer keyboards. Dust flees before disinfected cleaning cloths as vacuums zoom across carpets to capture allergens, grimy particles, and discarded dreams in their HEPA filters.
Helmed by a team of environmental experts—who took part in cleanup efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the 2010 Haitian earthquake—GreenPro Environmental helps fortify households against allergens and mold with proprietary nontoxic sealant. When applied to interior household surfaces, the sealant inhibits mold growth, keeping the air free of harmful spores. The team also eliminates dust and allergens from dryer vents and ducting to further enhance interior air quality.