Metro Furniture Show's founders started their now multimillion-dollar operation by selling mattresses out of their garage-turned-storefront. Today, they take on big-name furniture companies while staying true to their startup roots, outfitting homes with a wide range of furnishings that they sell for less than traditional retailers sell them.
Visitors the Metro Furniture Show find pieces suitable for all rooms of the home, from sleek leather sofa sets from Fossil and Soho to herds of pillow-top mattresses ideal for cushioning falls in the unlicensed amusement park in the backyard. Metro Furniture Show also outfits homes with appliances and electronics.
Antèks stocks a variety of rustic and leather-upholstered furniture and Western-themed home goods. Place a single candelabra made from a naturally shed whitetail antler ($189) atop a handmade table lamp ($175) to shed some light on cast-iron stars decorating the table's base. Or, competitive cowpokes can cushion mechanical bulls with black-and-white cowhide pillows ($119 each), and a pair of buffalo bookends ($175) can herd a set of sheepskin-covered encyclopedias.
Established in 1973, Castle Gap Jewelry is family owned and operated. Castle Gap specializes in sterling silver and Native American handcrafted jewelry. Designers such as Coreen Cordova and Balinese jewelry are also featured. From basic sterling silver chains to high end concho belts, customers find it all at Castle Gap.
Nadeau characterizes its furniture as "with a soul" because it's true artisan work: handcrafted from wood rather than mass-produced from gasket pylons. Showcase fine china and live gerbils in a mahogany regal glass-door cabinet ($372), or in a hefty, finely trimmed narrow bookcase with drawer ($197). Or, display a new moving picture box on a bobbin leg console table ($116). Furniture comes in a myriad of stains and colors, and many pieces are one-of-a-kind. Nadeau's ever-changing inventory includes a variety of sturdy dining room tables and chairs. Prices and selection may vary due to rotating inventory, but pieces are always fully assembled and ready to welcome any tuckered torso or mound of toothbrushes.
Sleep Number carefully matches snoozers with accessories and beds using a slew of personalized features, 3-D imaging technology, and simple sleep tests. Sleep Number beds boast Dual Air technology, allowing sleepers to adjust the firmness on each side of the mattress for personalized support. Heads can sink into the all-natural Lyocell Down pillow ($89.99) or test the down alternative pillow's ($44.99) range of firmnesses and antimicrobial fabrics. Stain-resistant materials cloak the No Shift body pillow ($44.99) which traces bodily contours to anchor sleepers in one place and no more than four space-time dimensions. Ten different colors accent the Pima cotton sheet set ($97.49 for queen), which latches around mattress corners using SmartFit and Logic Label technologies for simpler bed making.