Affordable Creative Framer & Art's professional staff protects paintings, photos, and memorabilia against damage with expertly cut mats and elegant molding. The store’s vast selection of frames features designs from Larson-Juhl that range from slim black moldings to baroque patterns of stained wood or gold. All frames are cut to size onsite and can be assembled around artwork within a day to quickly conceal holes caused by impromptu shot-put tournaments in the parlor. A collection of pre-framed décor available for purchase includes music posters, photos, and printed canvases.
With a 10,000-square-foot showroom full of fine furnishings, East Wake Furniture gives home havers the opportunity to saturate their living areas with style. The store carries a multitude of brands, including heavy hitters such as Vaughn-Basset, Simmons, and Serta, as well as lesser-known gems. The store plucks its furniture directly off the vine, saving money on price-tag ink by leaving the middleman out of transactions and on food costs by not inviting him to parties. Customers can avail themselves of a broad array of furnishings, including lamps ($29+), coffee tables ($99+), sofas, and children's furniture for foreign-exchange elves. Pictures of recent pieces can be found by clicking here.
There are numerous times in life when it’s not appropriate to storm off to the mountains for adventure and stress relief. Work, family, and co-dependent penguins often keep us committed to life in one place. The climbing center at Vertical Edge provides all the challenge and fun of actual mountain climbing without the distance and dangers of a real rockface. Under the skilled tutelage of trained instructors, you'll get a lesson on basic climbing techniques, including the fine art of belaying another climber (to avoid such accidents as witnessed on playgrounds when itinerant sumo wrestlers attempt to see-saw with toddlers). After your lesson, you can stick around the massive facility and belay or climb for as long as your want, then return for any full additional day with equipment and admission included. With over 8,500 square feet of climbable surfaces to choose from, including a bouldering cave and 20 leadable routes, there’s no shortage of learning opportunities available.
With more than 100 showrooms and clearance centers across the country, Cort offers a cornucopia of repurposed furniture for living rooms, bedrooms, and offices. When merchandise arrives at Cort it is cleaned, reconditioned, and repaired if necessary before being labeled with a letter grade of A–D so prospective buyers can accurately determine each item's value and condition. Stylize sleeping quarters with an Accolade chest ($589.99) or schedule games of Jenga inside a Citrine living-room set ($439.99).
At more than 1,000 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.
Though Ambiente Furniture began by purveying modern Scandinavian furniture exclusively, it has since expanded to display contemporary pieces from across the globe, including Italian, German, and American designs. The store carries more than 200 quality brands, including European leather-furniture makers Natuzzi and Gamma, Canadian bedroom furnisher Mobican, and legendary woodworker Mister Geppetto. Within its 30,000-square-foot showroom, Ambiente Furniture's staff helps guests navigate the collections with ease, pinpointing pieces for the bedroom, living room, office, and dining room.