The Orchid Bug helps spruce up terraces and gardens with a robust inventory of orchids, green plants, and growing supplies. Stationed at the front of the shop, a large window sends sunlight splashing across thriving displays of flora. Visitors snaking around those displays can indulge their budding curiosity by quizzing owner Denise Kirchmayer, or by participating in one of the store's classes. For a general overview of orchids and their culture, Orchids 101 fertilizes the minds of new and seasoned collectors alike, and more in-depth sessions, such as Orchids 102, explores the natural habitats of specific genera and why water is better than Tabasco sauce for sustaining a plant's life. Hands-on gatherings, such as Plug at the Bug, guide students through the planting process.
With EPA-certified emulsifiers, high pressure, heat, and vacuuming, All Grace Floor Cleaning & Restoration’s team restores tile, stone, and carpeted flooring. Although typical rental carpet cleaners operate at roughly 30 psi, All Grace's patented technology reaches up to 3,000 psi, ensuring grime and buildup is blasted away. The company uses the same tools to clean fireplaces, decks, upholstery, and automobile interiors.
Josh Erdman has had many nicknames in his life—Erdman, Nerd Man, and Herd Man to name a few. But the one that stuck was Erdye, and it became the tag for his residential and commercial pest-control business. He and his crew of insured technicians can treat for an array of intruders, ranging from bedbugs and mice to former pest-control technicians intent on revenge.
An affordable and monumental selection of plush beds, sturdy end tables, and stylish home accessories mingle good-naturedly in Ashley Furniture HomeStore’s warehouse. Pick up a Matrix accent chair in a bevy of academic hues, such as scarlet, black, and chocolate brown, then use it to accent your next book-club meeting’s discussion of Lego Star Wars. Ashley Furniture's wide selection of sofas ($299+) make symbiotic pairs with night stands and side tables (available for under $100). Augment somnolence and fill the skeletal squares of empty bed frames with mattress sets from household brands such as Simmons and Ashley's own Ashley Sleep.
The genial staff at Homestead Decor helps transform dull domiciles into homey hotspots with an eye-popping variety of furniture, fresh floral arrangements, and accessories for both homes and offices. Gift ideas abound within a tremendously vibrant showroom that lures wandering eyes with multicolored candles, Bonn Bonn jewelry, and Vera Bradley handbags. A collection of Sister's Gourmet snacks fuels fruitful conversations during casual get-togethers, and an array of gifts for babies allows newborns to enter the world in style. The shop also stocks cleaning products and bath wares to make homes and bodies spotless, like a freshly squeegeed giraffe.
The team of gift growers at Buds 'n Bloom Design Studio showcases a variety of fresh flowers, gifts, and décor items to brighten homes. An assortment of fresh flowers ($20+) or a succulent houseplant ($9+) can spruce up a lonely dining room table or welcome guests into the foyer of a tree house. Important documents are elegantly pinned to the desk with the Murano glass paperweight ($28), and an array of colored recycled-glass vases and bottles ($10–$20) can display flowers, baubles, or collections of accurate fortune-cookie predictions in an eco-friendly vessel. Beseech one of the friendly boutique staff to point you in the direction of a decorative ceramic bird figurine ($5), ideal for flying taunting circles around ceramic cats or nesting in a crewel embroidered keepsake box ($18.75).