Maple's Leather Furniture enshrines sitters in thrones of supple full-grain leather, eight-way hand-tied coils, and—in most cases—sturdy skeletons of kiln-dried hardwoods. The company's signature line, Green Leaf, contracts private furniture makers to concoct couch confections, including rich chocolate-brown Manfred sofas ($1,799), and its weathered Coronado chairs offer wide button-puckered backs to cradle Disney-movie marathon watchers ($1,880). Maple's Leather Furniture can ship swatches to prospective clients who want to match couches to their underwater grotto's seaweed-themed décor, and shipping varies depending on the location of the aforementioned grotto.
Mosquito Terminators of East Tennessee clears the air of mosquitos using a low-toxicity spray composed of pyrethrum, a flower with natural insecticide properties. The company’s specialists prepare outdoor areas for special events such as weddings or barbecues with short-term mists, and banish mosquitos for up to three weeks at a time with barrier mist applications. Those who want around-the-clock relief can opt for automatic misting systems that spray low concentrations of mist several times each day.
The team at Designer Maid tidies up homes and commercial facilities with unusually meticulous care?which makes sense when you consider that the owners also run an industrial janitorial business. Running that business has armed Michael and Shirley Wells with the know-how to tackle the grimy kitchens, messy living rooms, and unkempt commercial work sites they encounter each day. The team shows up to each location wielding environmentally friendly cleaning products designed to vanquish dirt and odors without leaving behind any caustic fumes or inappropriate thought bubbles.
Heaven's Best cleanses chambers of blotches from baseboard to baseboard under the sure-handed care of unstoppable stain eliminators sent from the future to eliminate lurking dirt. Living humans with muddy mansions, fouled flats, or carpeted caves receive specific appointment times, leaving customers free to better spend their time observing plants to make sure they produce oxygen instead of voice-altering noble gases. Treatments start with a dry vacuuming to clear planes of loose debris before using a mild-cleaning solution to release stains locked onto fibrous strands. The floor-flushing machinery then removes the liberated loam with a low-moisture method that allows carpets to dry in an hour.
Chelsea's Tea and Gifts dishes up a palatable menu of casual lunch and brunch fare in a quaint, Victorian-inspired setting. A rich Monte Cristo sandwich enrobes batter-dipped Texas toast in dustings of powdered sugar and maple syrup ($10.95), and tomato, basil pesto, balsamico, and mixed cheeses play a unique rendition of the classic grilled cheese’s flavor notes ($9.95). Made-from-scratch soups du jour ($3.95 cup/$5.25 bowl) flood bellies with a dizzying flavor rotation, befriending bread-bordered comestibles in a soup-and-sandwich combo ($11.95). The artisanal cheese and fruit board matches fragrant fromages from the Asheville Farmer's Market with fresh fruit, country-pork terrine, and grilled bread with basil pesto ($12.95). Seasonal Sunday brunch graces tabletops from March through December, and lunch makes an appearance Monday–Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
An affordable and monumental selection of sofas, beds, desks, and sarcophagi mingle good-naturedly in Ashley Furniture’s wondrous warehouse. A Conrad backless barstool ($48) commands shoppers’ attention with its sleek, contemporary design, and Kira furnishings provide stylish sites for storage, studying, or snoozing. A Bulkman pub table with four chairs ($399), sofas, and barstools anticipate increasing the comfort of various human inactivities.