A wave of pastel hues washes over the walls of Lauren Alexandra's two elegant boutiques, where baby and maternity specialist Pamela Dicapo has been outfitting infants, toddlers, and their parents with upscale accessories since 1994. Newborn essentials—stuffed animals, baby-talk translators, and blankets from brands such as My Blankee and Little Giraffe—share colorful shelf space with apparel from European clothiers such as CakeWalk and Catimini. The shops brim with a bevy of accouterments, and Pamela's passion for all things baby-related extends beyond her store. She and her supporting crew travel to parents’ homes to cultivate domestic comfort with professional room design services, harnessing their decorating finesse to help parents select soothing, kid-friendly wall treatments, furniture, and carpet.
Ortho Mattress has supported sleepers' backs with sturdy coils for more than 50 years, crafting Ortho LFC, Ortho Dr. Preferred and Summerhill & Bischop–brand mattresses in its Los Angeles factory before shipping them direct to customers. An Ortho Dr. Preferred Conform eurotop ($949.99–$1,499.99) cossets slumbering limbs in a 3-inch layer of contouring memory foam undergirded by supportive coils, while a 4.5-inch Ortho LFC smooth top ($199.99–$299.99) is slim enough to tuck into a trundle bed or rollaway. Both models come paired with a box-spring mate so that they'll always have a partner in Yahtzee. Besides in-house brands, Ortho Mattresses' showrooms stock Simmons Beautyrest and Sealy Posturepedic sleep sponges.
For the team at Superior Cleaning, revamping and cleansing a home requires nothing more than a simple checklist, which details a different set of tasks for each room of the house. The list also allows the team to bring rooms back to a neat state, from scouring appliances and countertops in the kitchen to catching every last dust bunny in the forest of carpet fibers.
When dirt infiltrates carpet fibers and begins its devious task of discoloration, the techs at D&S Professional Carpet Cleaning intervene by cleaning carpets and shielding them against future stains with Scotchgard treatments. Led by a certified textiles expert, the team skillfully dyes bleach stains on carpets, stretches them to remove bumps, and cleanses upholstery on couches and chairs. After they’ve gone, rooms noticeably lack pet odors, tiles sparkle, and houses damaged by fire and water feel more like the indoor theme parks you meant them to be.