Collaborate Design Studio combines the aesthetic expertise of its designers with the input of clients to style stunning spaces of all varieties. The firm’s broad array of services means home havers can seek help with everything from cloaking furniture in fetching fabrics and adorning walls with delicate art work to coordinating a room around an antebellum grand piano and a robotic harpsichord. Services are performed on-site, though additional charges will apply for travel to locations more than 40 minutes from the Collaborate office.
The Tile Shop—as the name coyly suggests—specializes in tile for every imaginable surface and aesthetic style, making it easy for DIY handypeople to tackle small home projects, such as modernizing an avocado-green and penicillin-pink bathroom floor or re-grouting a small garden grotto. Underscore a kitchen with the appetizing orange of pirita siena ceramic tiles ($2.19 per square foot), then trim the counters in lizett beige ($3.99 each) for a complementary finish. Pick up a honeycomb pattern of hex matte black ($5.29 per square foot)—the quintessential backsplash for a gothy bumblebee—or add a touch of character to a small surface with a deep green verde butterfly mosaic ($11.99 per square foot). With its enormous selection of floor tiles, wall tiles, mosaics, and natural stone, the possibilities are as endless as a drive across Nebraska. The Tile Shop also has a plentiful selection of grout and tools for grouting it all together while grinning groutishly.
Like the legendary sleuth for whom he's named, Sherlock the beagle can detect foul play from minimal clues. The culprit is typically bedbugs, which the certified detection dog tracks down for Nose Bed Bugs. In residential and commercial spaces alike, Sherlock tracks down the cimex lectularius and its viable eggs at low infestation levels and in difficult locations such as laundry piles, heating vents, and bookcases. If Sherlock stumbles upon the unwelcome parasites, the Nose Bed Bugs team can refer clients to trustworthy exterminators to clear out the infestation, rather than bigger bedbugs to scare away the current ones.
For more than two decades, American Mattress has promoted peaceful slumber in bedchambers throughout the Midwest with their vast selection of mattresses, headboards, and linens. The sleep experts strive to stay abreast of the latest bedding technology: their Serta mattresses are made with gel foam that supports curves, and Tempur-Pedic mattresses repel allergens, mites, and poltergeists looking to spoon. This devotion to a good night’s sleep has helped them earn the title of Best Mattress Store from suburban Chicago’s Daily Herald five years in a row. Additionally, American Mattress doubles down on each of its beds with a 30-day comfort guarantee and a 60-day best-price guarantee.