Inside Ashley Furniture HomeStore?s sprawling warehouses and show rooms, friendly staffers stock plush beds, sturdy end tables, and stylish home accessories. Expert?designers?craft these dwelling fillers, testing raw materials' durability and basic arithmetic skills before transforming them into classy furniture items that mesh with any decorating style. They build many tables and chairs to meet?eco-friendly business standards, using recycled engineered wood to reduce landfill waste and slow down deforestation. Ashley also stocks nonwood items, including a selection of state-of-the-art body-cushioning mattresses from brands such as Tempur-Pedic and Simmons.
For an additional charge, Ashley Furniture HomeStore transports its furniture using its own fleet of semi trucks and fighter planes, which ensure that comfortable couches and slick dining-room tables are never damaged and always fresh smelling. Each location is locally owned and operated, meaning staffers are friendly residents who know which couches best complement regional design trends and indoor weather patterns.
Since equipping the world with its first wood-slat recliner in 1928, La-Z-Boy has branded itself as a well-known producer of high-quality furniture, including their signature recliner, loveseats, ottomans, upholstered sofas, accent tables, and much more. The Urbana oval end table ($249 and up) is genetically engineered to keep junk mail off the ground and blocks the couch's attempts to stretch out into the hall. A host of recliners, sofas, sectionals, the demi stationary chair and sleepers are also waiting to invade homes with their tasteful presence.
Sisters and owners Becky McCraney and Kathy Harrison built this floor-to-ceiling dazzling assortment of holiday goods in honor of their grandmother, Martha Cayce Bauman, and her ability to make Christmas a magical time. The aproned staff of holiday helpers enjoys finding homes for decorations such as vintage style Santa figurines ($17.99) and reindeer table centerpieces ($74.99). Those lost in the forest of tree trimmings can safely find their decorating destiny in such themes as Winter Whimsy and Mink. Garland, an exceptionally selfless decoration, offers to drape the front door, the mantle, or a sleeping roommate, while wreaths coil up to voice their opinion that the holiday season should never end. Throughout the large store, ribbons, massive ornamental balls, and giant elves sparkle from every direction in hopes of catching a decorator’s eye. See what your home would look like through the eyes of the Show Me Decorating iPhone app.
Heaps of handcrafted jewelry and delicate pottery flood the charming interior of La Casita Antiques, pampering the senses while an eclectic array of colorful antiques vies for attention. The jewelry selection provides a confidence-boosting makeover for insecure hands and clavicles, and includes pieces meticulously fashioned with natural materials native to Colombia. Two- and three-piece jewelry sets can bedazzle the bleakest of ensembles ($35 and $45), and bracelets made of orange peels, seeds, or Kaiser Wilhelm's mutton-chops lend an earthy and understated touch to their wearers’ wrists ($15-$25). For $15, purse charms infuse simple handbags with flair and fortune.
At The Spotted Leopard Salon, stylist Tiffany tends to locks with Redken and Kenra products. She fashions new looks based on a combination of knowledge of current trends and client input. Tiffany?s precise scissors erase split ends and add texture to strands before partial highlights lend dimension or full color alters the hair?s overall hue and Myers-Briggs personality type. The comfortable salon greets guests with a boutique area stocked with jewelry and clothes.
The locally owned Durango's serves up a delectable menu of authentic Tex-Mex specialties, uniting two worlds like Texarkana or Nebraskansas. Start things off with the fresh taste of guacamole (from $2.55) or a melted cheese quesadilla ($2.09). Rich carne guisada burritos, stewed in tomato sauce and wrapped in a warm tortilla embrace, provide enough food to distract a family of hungry pythons ($7.29). Adventurous teeth can unwrap the sweet surprise of the cheese- or beef-stuffed chile rellenos, offering an explosion of flavor to marveling taste buds (from $3.90).