The light technicians at Illuminations by Design aid patrons as they navigate more than 1,200 light fixtures on display that range from chandeliers and lamps to outdoor mounts and spotlights. A plethora of ceiling lights—such as an open-frame foyer lantern ($127.50) whose bronze curls grasp electric candles—brightens up living rooms or dark bat caves. Lamps and shades ($12+) offer sleek, modern shapes or traditional white bulb skirts, and walls find scintillating vertical clingers in weathered lattice torchiere ($299.85). The trio of modern propellers on a chrome fan ($501) spins over rooms decorated with home accents such as clocks and elephantine bookends ($141). Meanwhile, yards deny their fear of the dark while basking in outdoor lighting fixtures, including the elegant, geometric lines of an olde bronze exterior wall mount ($297).
CCH Furniture maintains a warehouse showroom in Denver replete with overstock, clearance, and liquidation items acquired from major bedding and home furnishing manufacturers. Instead of opening its doors to the public, the facility sets up personalized appointments, enabling customers to navigate the warehouse and catalog collections on a comfortable, one-on-one basis.
At Urban Mattress, patrons can sprawl out on comfy, soporific mattresses from brands such as Sherwood, Tempur-Pedic, Lumina, and Urban Organics in search of firm billows. The owner-operated stores also offer sustainable options that leave little to no carbon footprint and are biodegradable, making future archaeologists' jobs easier when they go to uncover the cans of peas hidden under our beds. Two percent of all proceeds finds its way to local nonprofits, ensuring that customers can sleep better at night in more ways than one.
Located in Sears stores or at adjacent offices, Sears Optical's independent optometrists screen peepers to determine accurate prescriptions and diagnose any health problems. As doctors position a refractive device over the eyes, flipping through lenses of varying strengths, patients describe the level of clarity with which they can see the purple zebra dancing in the far corner. In addition to the prescriptive exam, doctors may use eye drops to dilate the pupil to scrutinize the retina.
At HW Home, owners Jim Hering and Ron Werner curate a luxurious collection of living-room, bedroom, and dining-room fixtures that have earned a slew of industry awards, including a Retailer of the Year title from the National Home Furnishings Association in 2013. Friendly, knowledgeable staff members guide shoppers through the selection of contemporary and classic chairs, sofas, beds, and tables from collections such as HW Interiors, Ralph Lauren, and DwellStudio. Their insight can help create ornate interiors filled with mahogany tables and leather upholstery or modern settings decorated with metal, glass, and nanobots. After purchasing their artisan buffet cabinet or bedroom set, customers can enlist the help of handy movers, who deliver, unwrap, and assemble all pieces.
Djuna's furniture hunters scour the globe for distinctive home accessories, furniture, and artwork, sourcing their collections from importers and producers such as Harrogate House, Ralph Lauren, and Abend Gallery. Through their copious connections with respected merchants, the decorators at Djuna help clients create strikingly individual spaces throughout the home, draping interior landscapes with luxurious fabric, lustrous silver, and stately antiques. After perusing the ever-evolving stock of beds, garden salvage, and hard-to-find decor, shoppers can confer with a professional design team to seek inspiration for awe-inspiring home projects, such as turning the den into a warm, woodsy ski lodge, or accenting hallways with notes of hand-wrought iron. After equipping homes with newfound leather sofas or antique easy chairs, Djuna donates old furniture to responsible community recycling programs, reducing carbon footprints and ensuring that orphaned loveseats won't catch cold on the curb.