An affordable and monumental selection of plush beds, sturdy end tables, and stylish home accessories mingle good-naturedly in Ashley Furniture HomeStore’s wondrous warehouse. Pick up a Matrix accent chair ($249) in a bevy of academic hues, such as scarlet, black, and chocolate brown, then use it to accent your next book club meeting’s discussion of Lego Star Wars. A Cubit ottoman with a flip top ($99) comes paired for two potential sets of weary feet. Augment somnolence and fill the skeletal squares of empty bed frames with mattress sets from household brands such as Sealy and Tempur-Pedic.
When discussing the inspiration behind Avalilly's Boutique with reporters from Lake Norman Woman magazine, Emily Haggart explained that she "had a love of fashion from the day she was born." Armed with her keen, evolving aesthetic sense and a sharp entrepreneurial mind, Emily fills her shop with rotating seasonal inventory of designer clothing.
A trio of mannequins garbed in vibrant dresses, necklaces, and scarves greets visitors to Emily's shop. Inside, a kaleidoscope of colors dangles from racks, making up an array of tops, bottoms, and coats from names such as Joe's Jeans, Michael Stars, and Alice & Olivia. Stacks of crisp blue designer jeans line the shelves while ornamental display trees glimmer with bangles, earrings, and rings that entice the eye.
At Fresh Boutique, shoppers unearth a wealth of colorful seasonal apparel, jewelry, and accessories across a wide range of styles. The selection updates wardrobes with eye-catching finery for nearly any occasion, ranging from cocktail dresses from Alice & Trixie to denim and tees from Velvet, Michael Stars, Joe's Jeans, and Citizens Of Humanity. Ladies can accentuate their new outfits with handbags from Heather Hawkins, or necklaces, earrings, and rings from Sylvia Benson and Lori Snyder.
Dish It Out exists as an outlet for crafty crafters to conceive elegant pottery, glass, and jewelry pieces without having to transform their tidy homes into Chianti-spattered art studios. Potential projects include pottery painting (pieces range from $1.50–$50), where spectrum-wielders can colorfully adorn a plate, figurine, or makeshift spittoon to their aesthetic preference. Afterward, Dish It Out will glaze and fire the piece, which the eager artiste can pick up within a week. Create alluring necklaces at Dish It Out's bead bar (pricing varies per bead), a stunning stockpile of sterling silver, Swarovski crystals, and real gemstones. Budding Bogeys and Bacalls can immortalize their handprints in a clay slab (starting at one hand for $25), and history buffs can use glass fusion ($16–$60) to fashion a plate commemorating George Washington's famous crossing of the Ganges.
Ruby's Gift peddle a plethora of paintings, jewelry, and more, all handcrafted by local artists. Guests can adorn free cartilage with a pair of earrings ($30+) and necklaces ($60+), or nourish neighboring pores with lip balms ($3), soaps ($6), and lotions ($9). Speed up housewarming without rubbing wooden chairs together by acquiring one of the many colorful paintings, which vary in price but tend to cost upward of $100. Parents are free to dock young ones at convenient kids' play areas located within both Ruby’s Gift locations.