A small group of artists walks past racks of tassels, fringes, and beads, dragging fingers gently across the myriad textures of more than 2,000 bolts of fabric. The Instock Fabrics show room wraps and rolls a rainbow of textiles and accessories that beg to be converted into slipcovers, drapes, or a friend for a lonely kite that keeps trashing the house. Tags from popular brands, such as Covington, Waverly, and Braemore, dapple the aisles, and a gallery for custom orders parades more than 20,000 additional fabrics, distinct trims, and pieces of hardware. After perusing swatches for a bedspread or a pillowcase, patrons can suss out the tablecloth situation or utilize a set of precut curtains as a vine-style swing to perfect their Tarzan bellow.
Upon their 40-acre parcel in South Salem, the Kreitzberg family sets aside 10 acres of land for other families?and their dogs?to come and explore more than 15,000 potential Christmas trees, including douglas firs, grand firs, and noble firs. A pond, a barn, and abundant wildlife swirl together to form a picturesque backdrop, and nearby, the Kreitzbergs manage warm bonfires and pass out complimentary hot apple cider and coffee.
Real Deals Home Decor stays open two days a week, a rarefied time frame that suits its funky, one-of-a-kind collection of clocks, wall art, lamps, mirrors, and other adornments. The domicile-decorating spot also carries DownEast Basics clothing, a fashion line specializing in classic styles that make shoppers look as enticing as a supermodel giving away free pizza.
BedMart furnishes restful sleep with an arsenal of slumber-inducing mattress sets. The solid support of King Koil’s Arlington model ($779.95–$1,199.95) relieves bodies of the aches accrued from overworking pressure points and napping in ball pits, and Serta’s Perfect Sleeper Arborwood ($979.95–$1,399.95) a memory-foam mattress that cradles snoozers with detachable arms. Three comfort options for Five Star Mattress’s Stanwyck ($479.95–$799.95) can accommodate sleepers of all persuasions, from the hibernation-ready extra firm to the fluffy pillow top.
Purchased in 1994 by Katy and Jim Vigeland, Art Department, Inc. endows artists with all the trappings and trimmings necessary for drawing, painting, or creating life's unanswerable questions. Customers are greeted by a tower of stretched canvas ($0.99–$98.99) and a wall boasting a breadth of choices in fine-art paper. Bristle with excitement over Art Department, Inc.'s selection of brushes ($1–$249) or manually change your mood ring's readouts with a rainbow of paint ($1.60–$29.65). Miniature Mondrians and petite Picassos will be delighted by Art Department, Inc.'s assortment of children's arts-and-crafts supplies ($1.79–$59.99).
For the past 35 years, the helpful staff at Woodseller's Parkway Furniture has outfitted every room of the home with sturdy, handsome furnishings in classic designs. The impressive emporium of household equipment, from beds ($99+) to chairs ($89+) and desks ($100+), fills wall and floor space for years to come with solid-construction items made from stout materials such as red oak, cherry, maple, and dark matter. The expansive 64,000-foot showroom ensures that clients get a wide-angle view of an ever-updated inventory of pieces from well-known labels such as Simply Amish, Brownwood Furniture, and Anthony Lauren. In addition to decking out halls and rooms with well-built furniture, Woodseller's brightens wall space with decorations such as artwork ($30–$300) and mirrors ($50–$500) while improving interior visibility with stylish lamps and lighting ($30–$250).