Since 1999, Top of the Peak Landscaping has brought Colorado Springs' lawns and gardens into full bloom through an array of exterior home beautification services. Owners Bernie and Mary lead a team of insured landscapers who customize their green-thumbed services to the individual needs of the home or business, be it through weekly mowing visits, fertilization, or coordinating sprinkler systems so they don’t interfere with the lawn gnome's nap time. The staff's areas of expertise also include building water features, retaining walls, and fences, and products by manufacturers such as Hunter and Rain Bird ensure that installations endure.
For more than 15 years, owner Ron Villa and the landscaping experts at Bugle Lawn & Landscape, Inc. have kept Colorado Springs–area lawns healthy and thriving with a full slate of services, from mowing and fertilization to irrigation and hedge trimming. After lawns fly south for the winter, Bugle’s professionals turn their attention to commercial and residential snow removal.
Tansi's 6,500-square-foot boutique beckons to passersby with a showroom unfurling with a variety of home accouterments and women's apparel plucked from fashion's frontlines. Grant living rooms the gift of light with one of the globally inspired lamps hailing from the John-Richard collection ($129+) or accommodate standing houseguests with hand-carved, wood-wrought chairs by Maitland-Smith ($1,200+). Complimentary one-hour consultations deploy expert designers to clients' homes, houseboats or converted meat lockers, where keen eyes help construct room layouts to suit homesteaders' tastes and needs. Chic women's apparel by Katherine Barclay and Focus 2000 avail themselves to feminine silhouettes ($54+), and a vast selection of purses ($72+) and jewelry ($48+) occupy arms more pleasantly than a diamond-studded cobra.
For 34 years, Dick Kelly and his team of friendly sofa herders have collected fine specimens of used furnishings of all stripes and styles. The spacious showroom lays out an impressive spread of household accessories ideal for every room, such as a serpentine front sofa table ($165), or a Belmar sofa ($375), cushioning popcorn-chomping movie buffs and competitive couch-surfers alike. In addition to peddling cushiony recliners and sofas, Platte Furniture swaddles sleepers in a full set of colorful Egyptian-cotton bed sheets ($40–$50), decking out mattresses with flat sheets, fitted sheets, and two pillowcases. Like the sheets that graced King Tutankhamun's racecar bed, the more than 1,000 thread-count textiles soothe snoozers with the silky texture of a high-strength microfiber.