Since 2001, the family-run operation at Macon Bedroom & Mattress and Robins Bed & Mattress has expanded across central Georgia, creating a fiefdom of show rooms built around the precepts of full service from delivery to setup and removal. An impressive display of mattresses and waterbeds from brands such as TempurPedic, NE Bedrooms, and Homelegance promise nights of deep, restful sleep, ranging in rigidity from the softness of a baby animal’s whisper to the firmness of a job interview handshake. Sleeping pallets pair perfectly with a wide range of accoutrements, from handsome bedroom furniture sets, to mattress heaters, bed liners, and replacement pads.
Houston Hardware & Garden Center has served the home-improvement needs of locals for more than 30 years by carrying tools and trinkets for every corner of residential edifices. Handymen can execute afternoon tasks with brand-new power and hand tools, or consult with staff members before acquiring supplies for plumbing, electrical, or painting projects. A verdant variety of seeds, flowers, and fertilizers wait to populate barren flowerbeds and backyards, and customers can arrange for delivery of planting trees that will one day host a charming tire swing and grow Monopoly money.
For more then 35 years, the experts at Macon Color Wheel have been outfitting homeowners with the ideal colors and proper tools for enlivening their abodes. With a specialty in color selection, American Society of Interior Designers member Dawn Farley assists customers in their tint-seeking adventures while manager John Gilbert exacts color-matching perfection to help customers develop schemes around existing pieces. Homeowners can ensconce their walls in historic Farrell-Calhoun paint selections, which have been faithfully developed through careful collaboration with museums across the country, or they can opt for colors from Pittsburgh Paints, which has been crafting elegant living-room disguises for more than 100 years. In addition to posing challenges for haughty pet chameleons, homeowners can peruse a vast selection of brushes ($3.46+), caulks ($3.97+), and preparation supplies to ensure that projects are carried out properly and efficiently.
The flower finaglers at Allison's Florist & Gifts tenderly organize an aromatic assortment of floral arrangements using fresh, seasonal flowers. Re-up spring's pollen-clad contract with 10 glossy tulips ($40), or stir stagnant air with a dozen romantic roses while reciting romantic lines from Timecop ($50). Wicker-basket gardens ($45) corral the lively antics of three to four small blooming or green plants, while scented selections can be supplemented with thoughtful additions such as a balloon ($4), a box of local chocolates ($1.95—$4.50) or a plush animal ($6.95+). Silk arrangements, which outlast the most vivacious fresh flowers, are also available ($45+). Allison's Florist does not work with Teleflora or FTD, so all arrangements are conceived and assembled in-house.