Filled with a variety of U.S.–made furniture, Home Solutions at Ace bedecks drab rooms with custom-made wood furniture and fabrics. Wide selections of table lamps ($99–$150) can enlighten spiritually afflicted tables, and a variety of torch lamps ($99–$150) can help brave houseguests scour their way through the man cave. Savor supper while sitting on a new dining side chair ($99–$150) to prevent side cramps from squatting or shimmying over the main course. Knick-knacks, figurines, and vases ($99–$150) fill any barren shelf, and wall décor including pictures and metal works clothe naked walls and under-dressed paneling. Customers looking to customize their household equipment can browse through a variety of Oak Creek custom American–made furniture, choosing from Alder or Oak or special ordering several other woods. Matchy-matchers can choose from six different stain options or create a color to match existing furniture. The brand also custom-builds, so there's no argument on a request for an extra door to another dimension, where socks own people-puppets.
For more than three decades, The Garden Spot's knowledgeable staff has been helping to pair gardeners with the soil amendments, nutrients, and organics best suited to their projects. From among their verdant inventory, they can provide information on flowering shrubs or shade, fruit, and evergreen trees, or help customers locate yard art that best accentuates their minimalist blade of grass. A fourth-generation landscaping and maintenance staff further abets homeowners in their quest for picturesque surroundings, and instructors bestow useful tips during a range of gardening classes.
Juicy tidbits of chocolate-dunked fruit arrive on the doorsteps of family and friends, done up in colorful bouquets and candy boxes by the skilled fruit arrangers at Edible Arrangements' more than 1,100 franchises worldwide. The company's in-house chocolatiers drizzle albion strawberries and daisy pineapples in a trio of chocolate flavors. Once properly chocolated, the workers organize the preservative-free sweets into lush arrangements that resemble flowers in bloom. Customers can choose to plop their bouquets in a variety of vessels, including vases, mugs, and sports- or holiday-themed containers that add a personal touch to the edible gifts. Alternatively, customers can opt to adorn gifts with the cheery, red lids of candy boxes, nestling 12 chocolate-dipped morsels inside to build anticipation and determine if loved ones have x-ray vision as they guess whether fruit will come dusted in shredded coconut or drizzled in white chocolate.
As an offshoot of Sierra Trading Post, Derailed.com holds fast to the same business model as its parent company: bargaining with top brands to procure overstocks at heavily discounted prices. But like a youngest sibling taking up juggling cats, it strives to differentiate itself from its older counterparts. It stands out with a youthful vibe thanks to skate, surf, and SUP apparel and the staff's laid-back attitude. They'll happily answer questions and make recommendations on their throngs of camping gear, running shoes, collegiate attire, and bicycle accessories from brands including Hurely, Billabong, and Teva. Though their merchandise boasts an average discount of 48% off the retail value, shoppers can save even more—customers receive a $10 coupon when they sign up for emails, and clients of the Give & Go Referral program get a $20 egiftcard when the friend they referred uses their own $10 email coupon.
Like fancy suits, sofa sets are sewn from the same cut of fabric. These matching sets provide a well-rounded look in living rooms, but near misses tend to clash due to their small differences. At 20 show rooms throughout the western US, Mor Furniture for Less arranges complete-room sets so customers can envision the collections in their own homes. Furniture for living rooms, dining rooms, and children's rooms can be found in each store along with individual lamps, tables, and entertainment centers. The stores also carry complete sets of beds, dressers, and nightstands so that homeowners don’t receive criticism from design bloggers in their dreams.
At the family-owned-and-operated Tassels and La Garage, glass and stained-wood shelves teem with an eclectic stock of new and formerly owned household fixtures, furniture, and frills. The mom-and-son team at the helm opened Tassels in 2009 and purveys home décor and new luxury products and consignments including fine jewelry, china, and crystal. Tassels and newly-opened La Garage feeds voracious apartments and houses day-to-day items, such as new and secondhand kitchenware, apparel, and electronics. Available throughout the year, a variety of holiday décor allows customers to inspire Christmas spirit on otherwise dreary April tax days. The shop's walls play host to abundant framed artwork, and ceiling fans cool off any patrons shopping at the heat-inducing speed of light.