The Light House's sizable show room brims with creative lighting designs and home décor, earning two nominations for Best Lighting Showroom in 2004 and 2007. Luminous lighting creations, such as the driftwood-finished candelabra chandelier ($349.99), bathes spaces in a glittering wash of elegance, and the bamboo-shade table lamp ($57.60) adds touches of tropical naturalism usually reserved for beach houses and Gilligan-governed islands to side tables or nightstands. The clean white ceiling fan ($73.90), meanwhile, sends cooling winds gushing through living interiors. The assemblage of outdoor lamps renders the stars an unnecessary frivolity, from the rustic copper gas lantern ($532.23) to the looming museum-black lamp ($138). A bounty of home accents, such as the multicolored ceramic mirror ($89), ensures inhabitants will have something aesthetically pleasing to gaze at should the reflections in the TV screen prove lackluster and clichéd.
Ace Hardware's well-stocked aisles abound with home goods, tools, and furnishings for nearly any home-improvement project. Pick up a Steel Grip six-piece screwdriver set ($8.49), a Stanley rip hammer ($9.49), and a whole bunch of screws, anchors, and bolts (prices vary), and you'll be ready to finally mount every buffalo nickel and steel penny in your coin collection. Home improvers can illuminate their newfound décor with a 6-pack of Ace bent tip light bulbs ($17.94), the better to see by while making use of a Purdy four-piece premium paint-tray kit ($19.99). For those who need to match paint to a favorite coverlet or choose a hue that complements a pleather recliner, most stores offer a paint-matching service free of charge. Keys can be copied, and barnacle-encrusted carpet cleaned with the help of a rented carpet-cleaning machine (inquire about pricing at your preferred location).
Sit 'n Sleep's friendly staff of sleep consultants take slumber seriously, spending months to learn the ins and outs of sleep health, mattress selection, and customer service. With their extensive expertise, these wink whisperers help snoozers find the perfect person-size pillow on which to repose or languidly mispronounce French poetry; choose from a panoply of twin, full, queen, king, and Cal king varietals. Guests can find restful vibes manifested in a bevy of mattress brands, from Sealy to Simmons, and types, from memory foam to latex.
My Little Flower Shop's owner, Gregory Goodman, draws on 35 years of botanical bouquet crafting to assemble fresh blossoms in classic, modern, or quirky arrangements. The rustic Fall Daisy basket ($34.99–$44.99) bursts with hand-designed yellow and bronze daisies like a vegetarian piñata. Celebrate harvest time with fall arrangements such as the Amber Waves bouquet, an amber-glass hurricane vase that drenches eyeballs with roses, lilies, solidasters, and yarrow with dried-wheat accents ($49.99), or the orange-and-yellow Harvest Moon Mugable, a reusable mug filled to overflowing with daisy poms ($29.99). Customers can opt for a whimsical Cupcake in Bloom arrangement complete with wax candle or a Birthday Mosaic bouquet ($54.99) to celebrate the birth of friends and family members while sending a grizzly reminder of mortality's fleetingness to disobedient houseplants.