Wooden Stone's airy, 5,000-square-foot gallery space showcases fine American crafts that blend artistry and function. Now representing more than 600 American craftspeople, 100 of who are Carolinas natives, Wooden Stone primarily highlights work made by small numbers of artists at a time. The selection of finely crafted, functional artwork ranges from furniture to jewelry, and each of the pieces—composed of materials including ceramics, wood, glass, and metal—greets buyers with its own distinct feel and favorite knock-knock joke.
Distinctive Fabrics and Furniture is a leader in the home furnishings industry. With over 45 years of experience we offer the most impressive selection of decorative home fabrics and trims at the best prices. Our services include custom upholstery and reupholstery, window treatments and bedding and in-home consultations.
Midas Fabric & Blinds' large selection of fabrics supplies all manner of DIYers with the materials necessary for their projects. Designers of all skill levels can select from hundreds of fabrics, then reupholster a timeworn sofa or relative with a durable new covering or swathe drab living spaces in swanky animal-print tapestries. Custom window treatments ($129/valance) surround panes in style, and a made-to-order set of 48"x90" curtains ($309/pair)—including fabric, lining, fabrication, wood rods, and finials—furnishes hard-to-cover windows. During an in-home consultation ($50), one of the store's talented interior decorators makes expert recommendations as to which fabric patterns best complement furniture, architecture, and the ghost chandeliers of tenants past.
The husband-and-wife team behind Sweet Dreams Mattress Furniture, Greg and Katy Law, stock their space with a simple goal in mind: to help their customers get a great night's sleep. Plush pillow-top and memory-foam mattresses line their show room, inviting visitors to kick their feet up and find the mattress that best suits their needs. The shop?s preferred mattress brands?including Tempur-Pedic, Serta, Simmons, and Southerland?design mattresses for a variety of sleep styles and preferences. Firm mattresses lend extra back support, and pillow-top mattresses cradle bodies with the softness of a grandmother cloud. Around the shop, bedroom sets, futons, linens, and pillows tempt a one-stop redecoration, which the store's own crew will promptly deliver to homes.
Boasting 28 and 38 years of experience respectively, the consultants at LightStyles and Decorative Lighting enliven living spaces with contemporary and traditional fixtures that illuminate indoors and out. Both locations offer a sizable selection of Golden Lighting products, including iron-forged wall lights with antique aesthetics ($62.30) and rubbed bronze hanging single lights ($58.40), which brighten dark rooms and gift visiting trapeze artists with the comforts of home. The electric candle dealers also stock a variety of lamps, chandeliers, and sconces from name-brand manufacturers such as Westinghouse, Kovacs, Arroyo Craftsman, and Troy Lighting. Friendly consultants roam the shops’ well lit floors ready to aid customers in choosing the ideal fixture for dining room renovations, living room updates, and hidden passageways to underground man caves.
Lake Norman Miniature Golf challenges putter-wielding cadets to 18 colorful, tree-lined holes of man-versus-orb warfare. The front nine gets dissected by a G-scale model train, which gobbles up stray dimpled spheres, and a cascading waterfall sprinkles moisture, good luck, and remnants of white-water rafts on the back nine. Links-lovers of all skill levels can hone their craft on the course, which features a wheelchair-accessible design that incorporates easy holes with more challenging terrain. Hours vary by season and temperature, and all 18 holes close during winter, rain, and America's annual bicentennial.