The knowledgeable team at Jerry’s Artarama stockpile a vast selection of art supplies for amateur and professional projects. Staff members roam the store answering art questions and help track down hard-to-find supplies for any medium including wrapped canvases and invisible ink. The onsite custom-framing shop outfits works in traditional wood and aluminum frames with a variety of matting options to enhance and preserve enveloped images. The emporium also hosts workshops throughout the month to develop oil- and watercolor-painting techniques, as well as demos to meet and learn from instructors in a more informal setting.
Pilot Media’s Reader Choice for Best Furniture Store in Chesapeake 2010, Esprit Decor Home Furnishings offers high-end furniture, floor coverings, beddings, and other home-sprucing accessories at lower-than-retail prices. Lighten up your elegant bedroom or shadowy beaver cave with an Uttermost Burian lamp ($89), with rich-toned mahogany wood and bronze metal accents underneath an ivory-linen rectangle shade. Any room will come alive with the Oliver table set ($249), featuring two round end tables and one oval, tapered-legged cocktail table. With Esprit’s massive show room and more than 200 furniture brands, you’ll find an abundance of wine racks, leather sofas, comfy mattresses, and virtually anything you can imagine invigorating your home.
The photos we leave behind may be the only way for future generations to see the styles and personalities we bear. That’s why the professional makeup artists and photographers at Glamour Shots strive to capture the true essence of a person with their shoots. Whether commemorating a milestone event or a successful trip to the grocery store, each session begins with the shop’s signature full airbrush and style makeover, which works to prevent unwanted shine while imparting a chic aesthetic. Makeup artists tailor looks to the purpose of the shoot, imparting children with a red-cheeked glow and boudoir subjects with a dark, seductive color palette.
Photographers encourage everyone to bring a few outfits and props from home, allowing them to give each photo shoot an individualized touch without snapping close-ups of their subjects’ fingerprints. Clients get to see the photos immediately so they can approve the looks and order their favorite shots in the form of pictures, phone cases, or calendars. A professional lab then prints out the chosen items using a range of color finishes—including colorization to make one color pop and the company's signature Glamour Touch retouching—onto made-to-last Kodak paper.
WorldWide Furniture Direct outfits empty apartments and echoing igloos alike with high-quality, cost-slashed furniture. Items like a 24- or 29-inch bar stool ($100 each), a twin-over-full bunk-bed set with two mattresses ($399), a seven-piece cherry Louis Phillipe bedroom set ($699), or a 26-inch brushed chrome lamp ($99) are practical yet stylish pieces that, when combined with oxygen and a minimal supply of drywall fertilizer, bring static rooms to vibrant life. WorldWide’s friendly, experienced staff can guide you through all 3,900 feet of the décor-lined warehouse and help you decide on an ideal combination of chic house dressings.
requisites gallery aims to transform empty homes into vibrant living spaces that reflect the character and the personality of the owners. The gallery brims with original artwork as well handpicked furniture and accent pieces to complement virtually any decor or aesthetic. In addition to the impressionistic paintings of sunset-lit marshes and towering lighthouses, the space includes everything from vintage desks and brass candlestick lamps to ceramic teapots and Victorian chests.
For an even more personal touch, the staff offers custom-framing services that help protect and display custom paintings as well as treasured photographs, mementos, or particularly famous speeding tickets. requisites gallery also invites patrons to invent their own pieces of art by hosting watercolor classes as well as social Art on the Vine sessions that allow attendees to socialize as they paint a preprinted sketch of a sailboat on the open water or a still life of chess pieces.
Operating out of requisites gallery, The Barefoot Framer, AKA Sheri White, has been in the framing business for more than 25 years. Taking care of family photos, oil paintings, college diplomas, sports memorabilia, and everything in between, she preserves and conserves precious pieces through a judicious choice of matting, frame, and glass types.