Charbel and Ruth Harb's love for plants surfaces in their kaleidoscopic displays of foliage and garden-ready plants, each carefully arranged with meticulous detail and care. These vivid, creative displays regale retinas beside a complete water garden stocked with colorful koi fish, pumps, filtration systems, and fountains, where staffers answer any customer questions and chase away any loitering gnomes hailing from gardens on the wrong side of the tracks. As sun pours through the greenhouse windows, Charbel and Ruth work to outfit gardeners with all the foliage and supplies necessary to build backyard displays of greenery. Bedding plants, perennials, trees, and shrubs round out the collection of flora, which can be slotted into handpicked varieties of glazed pottery imported from China and Vietnam.
Mattress Direct culls a variety of mattresses in textures ranging from firm to plush from brands such as Tempur-Pedic and Serta. Serta's iComfort, for example, evenly distributes support across the body with microsupport gel capsules nestled in its memory foam; a specialized material prevents overheating and the resulting unpleasant lava-chase nightmares. Mattress Direct's stock of bed frames, bed linens, and pillows allow patrons to assemble complete bedroom sets in one trip, and an express delivery service prevents the hassle of renting a moving truck or outfitting each leg of a new bed with a rollerblade.
Catherine and Scott McKearn leave no corner of the world unsearched in their quest to discover artisan furniture builders. The couple frequents faraway destinations in India, Indonesia, China, and Morocco to unearth beautiful solid-wood furniture to import directly to their three shops. In order to save their customers money, they buy pieces wholesale and ship them in 40-foot containers, bypassing both middlemen and price-gun-wielding pirates. Their furniture ranges in style from industrial to French country, and the eclectic selection rotates every few weeks to accommodate new shipments.
The team behind the mom-and-pop Fabric Warehouse started their textile adventure in 1994 with 1,000 square feet of space. Since then, the store has moved to a 12,000-square-foot building packed with colorful indoor and outdoor fabrics, along with a variety of home decorations. Fabric Warehouse's two professional designers have the knowledge and expertise to help their clients customize bedding and drapery for master bedrooms or create an animal-print theme for a Neolithic-style man cave.
At more than 1,200 Mattress Firm locations around the country, shoppers sink into plush mattresses, recline on firm beds, and belly-flop onto pillow tops. Knowledgeable staffers can help customers create an ideal bedtime environment by dispensing advice based on sleep preferences and illuminating the difference between the many kinds of mattresses. And to the delight of their customers, much of Mattress Firm's bedding wears the label of a premium brand, such as Sealy, Serta, Simmons Beautyrest, or Stearns & Foster.
The family that owns La Rouge Nursery is always on the lookout for the most eye-catching annuals, perennials, and shrubbery for their customers' landscaping projects. However, they also stock planting basics such as mulch and soil. As the weather changes, so does the nursery's inventory?customers can find seasonal offerings such as Christmas trees and La Rouge is also stocked with unique gift items including Nouvelle Candles, jewelry, garden and home decor as well as air plants.