Mattress Mart's slumber experts stock their stores with major-brand sleep surfaces?such as Serta, iComfort, and Simmons Beauty Rest?in twin, full, queen, and king sizes. Customers can rest their backs on the firm billows of a Factory Select twin set or support larger-scale lumbar regions with a soft, flippable Newport Flush set.
When owner Julie Byrne founded Clay Caf? in 1996, she wanted to establish a cozy, unpretentious environment where families could spend quality time pottery-painting and embarking on other art projects. Describing what she envisioned to the Columbus Dispatch, Byrne stated, ?We kind of wanted a grandma kitchen?something homey.? At Clay Caf?, visitors might forget they?re not relaxing in their own homes amid the studio?s popular mismatched chairs, flower tablecloths, and resident father yelling at a sports game on TV. The hospitable staff invites guests of all ages to let their artist instincts run wild during open-ended potter-painting sessions, and they host an array of special events including baby showers and birthday parties.
Eurolife Furniture peddles an eye-catching blend of the finest modern, European-style furnishings and accessories to aestheticize any chamber. Outfit a living space with a funky Utility Side Table ($129) or a comfy cushioned armchair ($159). A white nightstand ($99) for your bedroom can comfortably protect headgear from anti-dentite bogeymen, and the Arden table ($150) can impart a dining area with upscale café pizzazz. Contemporary kids will love the drop stool ($159), a carved-out orange orb that lodges progressive posteriors. Office items run the gamut from knee chairs ($149) to wall cabinets ($179), and you can endow any nook with flair or cover up wormholes with a number of accessories.
Furniture Land's savvy design team stays on the lookout for new trends in interiors, stocking the store’s two show rooms with classic and contemporary collections from designers including Ashley and Coaster. The store also offers custom upholstering for shoppers who can’t find what they’re looking for among the show rooms’ selection of leather sofas, microfiber love seats, bedroom sets, and more. Expedited delivery is free to homes and walk-in terrariums located within 8 miles.
It might be hard to believe considering its vast array of products, but Sears, Roebuck and Co. began with one accessory: watches. In 1886, Richard W. Sears bought a box of unwanted watches from a jeweler, thinking he could turn a profit by selling them. He was correct and committed to the watch business by hiring Alvah C. Roebuck, an experienced watchmaker.
As time went on, though, their business expanded its umbrella far beyond what people wore on their wrists. Sears became known as the place to shop for almost any appliance, from sewing machines to those magical boxes that create water from nothing and clean your clothes.
Today, the stores stock clothing, accessories, electronics, kitchen equipment, tools for outdoor living, and home decor. This variety is sustained by Sears's proprietary brands—Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard, to name a few—and other national names that populate the shelves.
A stroll through Lombard Fine Furniture’s 10,000 square-foot showroom reveals a carefully woven tale, spun by the design team: a 39-room collection of stylized vignettes, replete with durable sofas and dining room sets and accented with select art and tabletop accessories. Since the 1940s, the family-based staff has handpicked traditional and contemporary pieces from brands such as Stickley and Hickory Chair for homes and high-end tree houses, always mindful of the customer’s return on investment and of the need for functionality. The furniture experts’ eyes for detail and passion for people bubble over into their interior design services, which they perform by drawing upon creative backgrounds ranging from gardening to art history. Staff members will extol, for example, the virtues of leather—its ability to outwit wear and tear while comforting the skin with unmatched pliability. This passion, combined with more than 100 collective years of design experience, allows them to create rooms that fit each client’s color preferences, household needs, and desire for an ottoman that doubles as a microwave.