From its 20,000-square-foot showroom on Louisville's historic Frankfort Avenue, this family-run business helps beautify local homes and businesses with its stock of lifelike silk flowers, custom-designed silk trees, and home decor pieces such as lamps, mirrors, and pictures. The company staffs a team of professional designers, each of whom boasts more than a decade of experience toiling on projects for high-end resorts and local restaurants. At D & W, they use their trained eyes, nimble fingers, and telekinetically manipulated glue guns to assemble aesthetically pleasing, long-lasting silk floral arrangements and topiaries. They can also customize silk trees to customer specifications, ensuring that each silky sapling is perfectly sized to fit in your home or office.
Established 32 years ago, Sandy's Sewing Center shines in its field as Lexington's only licensed dealer of Husqvarna Viking sewing machines. Those who bought their Husqvarna machines from Sandy's can sign up for machine-owner's classes free of charge, and owners of any machine can bring it in for repairs whenever necessary. Though patterns, materials, needles, and thread line the shelves in abundance, the center's greatest contributions to craft come in the form of classes and camps for students age 9 and older. Always on the leading needlepoint of embroidery, Sandy's offers accessible intros to Husqvarna's 5-D and 4-D design software, which allow stitchers to preview a design, swap colors out at will, make a pattern of their own, or convert their Home on the Range placard into a MIDI file.
There's hardly a lovelier sound than the clear ring of crystal glasses clinking together during a toast?or a lovelier sight than amber liquid spilling through a crystal decanter into those glasses. Add Clink Barware's trademark monograms, and pouring a drink becomes an elegant little piece of dinnertime theater. The company personalizes everything from flutes for toasting with champagne to pitchers for pouring high-grade cement. All pieces are high-quality glass, and most are made from different types of crystal, including the subtly aqua-tinted hand-blown variety and flawlessly clear optic crystal.
At more than 1,200 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.
For the team at Wildcat Mattress, getting a good night's sleep is serious business. That's why they don't employ pushy sales tactics to coerce customers into buying just any mattress. Instead, they educate guests, answering questions in person and providing research tools on their website.
In addition to guiding guests toward a good night's sleep, the team also works to support the local economy. They source the coils and foams that go into their inventory directly from Kentucky-based manufacturers.
Backed by more than 30 years of experience, Frame Outlet's image wranglers know how to tackle any custom-framing project. Custom-built shadow boxes in colors from black to gold protect collectibles such as war medals, baseballs, or Tom Selleck's mustache. After selecting a suitable frame, a skilled specialist can help select a matte that adds extra oomph to the keepsake in question. Frame Outlet also carries a variety of premade frames, which can quickly make any room stand out like a mouthful of braces at prom.