With a multitude of frame and moulding samples ranging from oversized casings to delicate shadow boxes, Kingston Frameworks indulges all masterpiece visions with traditional framing and custom-made compositions. Consumers, art collectors, and interior designers can channel their artistic inspiration with a host of frame options in contemporary and traditional designs to spruce up a drab powder room or add flair to a flat office space ($80 for a 14.75"x12.25" with matting, $58.64 without). The staff of border buffs can also accommodate individual requests to churn out plaque-mounted diplomas and laminated exit strategies to adorn barren walls. In addition to memorializing baby booties and ticket stubs, Kingston Frameworks upgrades pressed-flower security with conservation framing, swaddling prized pieces in antireflective museum glass to preserve the quality of delicate keepsakes and family heirlooms.
Willow Soul ravishes body and home with a collection of clothing, accessories, housewares, and art fashioned mostly from Canadian materials or by local artisans. Canadian-crafted Rocky Mountain beauty products season skin with bath salts ($5) or luxurious body butter ($15), and Love+Toast hand lotions teach fingers the ancient art of black-belt softness ($11+). Necks flex fashion muscles under Frug necklaces ($26+) or airy summer scarves that protect against bumblebee-filled breezes ($19), and Hue jeggings eschew traditional denim conventions ($38+). In addition to house highlighters such as quilts, art napkins, and throw pillows, Willow Soul beckons bottoms to grow attached to furniture, such as reclaimed-wood benches made by Kingston artists.
Since its founding by William Bright Sr. and William Dunk Sr. in 1927, Dunk & Bright Furniture has grown from a modest storefront to a 100,000-square-foot showroom. The store's staff—accredited by the Interior Design Society and American Society of Interior Designers—leads visitors through a maze of bedroom and living room sets, mattresses, and other pieces by brands such as Ashley, Harden, and aspenhome. A separate 1,000,000-cubic-foot warehouse stores the bulk of the shop's inventory, which also includes wall-to-wall carpeting, area rugs, shutters and blinds, and enchanted mirrors. Dunk & Bright delivers purchases free of charge within 200 miles of Syracuse.