Since their showroom debuted in 1984, Furniture Country's staffers have armed homeowners with classic southern-style furnishings from brands including Omnia, Lane, and Ashley. Their fixtures embellish every corner of your abode, from dining-room sets for the kitchen to leather chairs for the home office. They also help shoppers put finishing touches on their interior decor with lamps, rugs, pillows, and throws, and they help clients get a good night's sleep by introducing them to Serta mattresses or sandmen for hire.
For more than 30 years, the staff at the family-owned Leonard's Furniture has helped homeowners make their dwellings more livable by stocking a 14,000 sq. ft. showroom full of décor and furnishings from more than 150 vendors. The team makes the shopping process easier by delivering and assembling any in-stock items free of charge. Those items include furnishings for dining rooms, living rooms, and bedrooms from brands such as Ashley, Lane, FlexSteel, and Tempur-Pedic. The store's comprehensive stock includes home office staples including desks, chairs, and mirrors that come in varying sizes and opinions on Snow White. Shoppers can also find equipment to furnish home-entertainment rooms, such as theater seats that eject anyone who takes out their cell phone during a movie.
For more than 20 years, an affable staff has smoothed coifs at Gallery of Hair Design, a neighborhood salon that doubles as a wall space for local artists. The two-hour Keratin Express treatment, a streamlined version of traditional keratin processes, can flatten out curly or frizzy hair and reduce styling time for up to six weeks. Post-treatment, the hair whisperers recommend waiting 12 hours before washing or using hair products and up to two weeks before applying color or diving in a vat of pudding. The formula works best on previously treated hair, and virgin strands may not unfurl to their utmost until after two or three treatments. The salon prioritizes customers with day-before appointment reminders; complimentary soda, tea, coffee, and wine; and high-fives on demand.
Staffed mostly by volunteers, Family Treasures Thrift Store sells donated goods that range from light fixtures and bed frames to books, antiques, and men's and women's clothing. All proceeds are donated to the Children's Home Society of Florida.
Tom and Ryoko Nadeau founded Nadeau in 1991 with a goal of providing customers with quality home furniture and a wealth of product knowledge. The business quickly evolved into something larger: The duo now has 19 retail stores and a team of buyers who travel the world in search of one-of-a-kind, handcrafted pieces of solid-wood furniture. Nadeau has earned mentions from numerous media outlets—including the Washington Post, CBS Chicago, and Charleston Home magazine—for its unique selection, which includes a cache of more than 6,000 pieces ranging from rare side tables and chairs to dining sets. Pieces are never mass-produced, allowing customers to bring the flavor of different cultures into their homes or provide an adopted tree with a new friend.