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.
Rather than constantly reinvent one space for each of his photography sessions, Daniel Butler frames high-school seniors, brides, families, pets, and children at one of his four studios. Along with his indoor workspace—where he hosts Easter specials with live bunnies and ducklings—Daniel owns three outdoor studios: a private lakefront area, a portrait park, and a portrait garden. Subjects can lounge in front of the water, relax in the gazebo, or strike poses in front of a rustic truck. To make their shot selection easier, Daniel shares 8.5"x11" previews on fine linen paper with his clients, at which point they choose which images to print and preserve. Additionally, Daniel ensures each shot's longevity by framing pictures in his gallery, as well as restoring images with more advanced techniques than coloring in faded parts with a crayon.
Dozens of mattress choices from brands that include Serta, Sealy Posturepedic, Four Seasons, Symbol, Tempur-Pedic, Simmons Beautyrest, Stearns & Foster, and Fashion Bed Group fill the Mattress Savvy showroom. Mattress Savvy understands it can be a bit overwhelming to choose one, so it recommends that you take a quick online survey about your sleep habits and needs, and a staffer will then contact you to make suggestions. These can range from whether the mattress should have a spring or gel core to what sort of mattress topper or memory-foam pillow can best support you. Besides mattresses, the shop also sells beds that range in style from traditional to modern and include head and foot boards, wrought-iron beds, sleigh beds, sheet protectors, and canopy beds.
Miniature humans are stylishly outfitted with transportation, premium car seats, and accessories at weebsworld, a boutique store specializing in "hip gear for cool babies." Friendly staff members offer numerous services, performing complimentary baby-gear consultations that help parents pick out premium baby gear. Certified car-seat-installation technicians supply customers with weighted, life-size baby dolls to try out strollers and car seats, and a patented storewide stroller track lets them test baby chariots or train for upcoming carriage-pushing marathons. The staff will also assemble strollers purchased in-store free of charge in addition to providing complete product tutorial at pick-up, allowing parents and their pride and joy to wheel out of weebsworld in their stylish new ride.
A Guild Commended Framer, Frame Nation employs certified framers who match existing frames and create special projects from scratch. Behind the shop's brick storefront, staffers help customers to make selections from more than 2,000 frame samples, including acrylic, steel-welded, and wood options. Combined with glass, museum-quality practices, and a tiny flux capacitor, these protective casings preserve everything from diplomas to wedding photos.
To find inspiration for their own creations, visitors need only view the artwork lining the walls. Frame Nation regularly displays the handiwork of local artists; one ever-present exhibit includes a collection of frames and three-dimensional collages crafted from recycled materials.