Since establishing themselves as one of Chicago’s leading mattress specialty stores back in 1983, The Bedding Experts remain a trusted source of brand-name bedding backed by extended warranties. Their showrooms are filled with models from Sealy, Tempur-Pedic, and Stearns & Foster, many of which are constructed with modern technologies such as memory foam and reduced-motion coils. Shoppers can also accessorize their mattresses with bed frames, pillows, mattress covers, and under-bed forcefields that repel hiding monsters. Deliveries often happen the same or next day—including evening and weekend service—with teams often taking old mattresses and frames with them when they leave. If customers find their mattress at a lower price within 60 days of purchase at one of the store's local competitors, The Bedding Experts team will refund the difference.
Stocked with traditional and contemporary furniture styles for every space, Darvin Furniture's 130,000-square-foot showroom contains an expansive selection of sofas, beds, desks, and tables. Outfit your living room with a recliner by Lane Furniture ($299) and a 99-inch casual contemporary sofa ($749), or beautify your dining room with a five-piece casual dining room set ($499+), ideal for your family's annual watermelon-eating contest. Other items include a 100% leather sofa ($899) and a multi-faceted Broyhill queen platform bed ($499). Meanwhile, bed frames can be accessorized and blanket forts can be strengthened with mattresses from top-quality brands including Simmons, Serta, and Sealy.
Now operating out of its warehouse location after a fire claimed its Lincoln Park showroom, Roy's Furniture props up an extensive collection of home furnishings. Knowledgeable staff members guide patrons through a variety of custom-fabric options and upholstery sizes to revamp rooms for adults, children, and subleasing gummi bears. Eco-friendly mattresses, tables, sofas, and other heavy lifts can be delivered to homes or retrieved at the warehouse.
Northwestern Cutlery's knife-sharpening tools have refined kitchen knives' razor-sharp edges for more than 50 years. Though the shop started as a knife sharpener for local packing houses and delis, it now also offers professional and amateur chefs hard-to-find cooking gadgets from brands such as Le Creuset and OXO.
Spotlighted by local and national press including TimeOut Chicago, the Wall Street Journal, and Michigan Avenue Magazine, Modern Vintage Chicago Market's collection of over 75 merchants shows off antique furnishings and vintage wearables from all over the world. Vintage dealers from across the country—including local favorites D. Brett Benson and Man in the Moon—stuff market stalls with men's and women's clothing, estate jewelry, and even vintage fashion magazines. Treasure hunters can investigate indoor booths to fill their closets with items from designers such as Hermes, Pucci, and Dior. In addition to apparel, Modern Vintage Chicago also features hospitality areas brimming with gourmet chocolates, as well as cuisine and drinks from local eateries.
Green Home Chicago adorns living spaces with a wide variety of aesthetically pleasing and environmentally friendly interior accoutrements. Vetted by a 10-point “green” classification system, every Earth-coddling product benefits sustainability efforts through locally sourced materials, green manufacturing processes, or recycled content. Uninspired wall space can be enriched with nontoxic paint, recycled wallpaper, or an eye-catching object from a local artist. A plethora of stylish, American-made furnishings add tasteful accents to dining rooms and underground lairs, and bio fuel fireplaces alight drafty billiard rooms with denatured ethanol-fed flames (a fireplace unit purchase will come with an extra 15% discount). One of Green Home’s LEED accredited designers can provide expert advice as to the ideal placement of a natural-fibered throw rug or one can simply be propped up on stakes and used as a makeshift living space. Green Home Chicago also offers eco-friendly cabinetry and full-service kitchen design and remodeling.