The Rug Place in Jackson, run by Coleen O'Brien, purveys a threaded and extensively stocked emporium of more than 4,000 designer rugs. Coleen personally selects each rug that graces her showroom and partners with customers to parse out the ideal color, design, and quality of rug. She even lets customers take rugs out on 48-hour in-home test drives, so they can see how each rug’s design looks in the home. The Rug Place team also presents a helpful guide for decorating with area rugs that further underscores its expertise on the subject.
The team at PPG Porter Paints has dedicated 90 years to sprucing up homes with the company's revered brand of vivid paints, stains, and primers. Silken Touch paint ($54.19+/gal.) stands ready to replace previous wall and ceiling embellishments, such as presidential murals painted in mustard. Permanizer ($67.65+/gal.), which carries a lifetime warranty against the development of flaking and other defects, helps to prevent al fresco fortifications from cracking and peeling during supersoaker season. Acri-Shield ($55.97+/gal.) lasts for long periods indoors and out, and coats outer walls easily in the hands of both professionals and casual painters. Amicable staff members roam the aisles and are eager to provide product recommendations for any home, office, or abandoned grain silo.
Furniture Depot's collection of Ashley-brand Director-style recliners, available in three different colors, stretch nest featherers into pillow-topped decadence. Sink supinely into plush, stylish cushions while the rocking abilities of the chair sway its newly serene cargo. The camel-hued recliner swaddles sleepy legs and smarting backs in soft, tan upholstery without the spitting of its desert beast counterpart. Sage- and chocolate-colored thrones join their camel brethren in showing off earth-toned hides that complement a variety of color schemes. Though this deal does not include shipping, Furniture Depot will deliver recliners for an additional fee.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Attention to detail.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
What do you love most about your job?
The way the floor looks after my hard work.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
"My floor hasn't looked this good in 10 years."
The state-of-the-art equipment, convenient amenities, and variety of exercise classes at Courthouse Racquet & Fitness's six locations earned the club several of Jackson Free Press's Urban Living awards in 2011 and 2012, including Best Fitness Center/Gym and Best Yoga Instructor. Visit the flagship Lakeland location to swim in a pool of professional athletic proportions. Explore the 13,000-square-foot Madison 51 facility's yoga, spin, and boot-camp classes or the Northeast center's indoor and outdoor tennis courts.
The newest location in Brandon boasts more than 100 treadmills, elliptical machines, rowers, and other pieces of cardio equipment. Women can take advantage of the Downtown site's ladies-only cardio area. Three locations offer childcare, and the Byram facility has launched an afterschool program, where kids can do arts and crafts and engage in healthy physical activities in an environment devoid of teddy-bear drill instructors.
Persnickety's skilled mane-master Maria Foust can snip, highlight, and charm the most distraught bristles, frizzies, and Medusa head-snakes. Maria senses your innermost hair-yearnings, then directs her careful scissors in tune with your thoughts and dreams, letting her creative forces flow wildly onto your scalp for a haircut, shampoo, and style ($45 for women, $25 for men, $15+ for kids) that revolutionizes the way you look in the mirror—inside and out. A highlighting service ($135) draws attention to a customer’s favorite strands, while back-talking fuzz may be made an example of with a waxing ($10+). Maria works with each client to customize his or her look, leaving patrons ready to receive unprompted compliments or have a yacht named in their honor.