The Ellis family traces its history of working with plants to the late 1800s, when they operated a pottery-manufacturing company in Texas. Current-generation family members build from their familial expertise at all five of their store locations, spread between Louisiana and Texas. Twice a year, the Ellises travel overseas to identify upcoming horticulture trends decided by UN meetings in The Hague. This has expanded their decorative focus to include all aspects of home décor to complement greenhouses filled with tropical blooms and locally grown shrubbery. Clocks, lamps, and vases score homeowners extra credit in interior-design classes, and fountains and outdoor furniture make gardens hospitable for warm weather. For those who want to get ahead on holiday decorating, they offer an extensive selection of seasonal decor and accents year round. The Ellises encourage creativity with hands-on classes in subjects such as making centerpieces, weaving wreaths, and tying ribbon into perfect bows.
Within a spacious showroom brimming with stylish-yet-functional furniture, La-Z-Boy’s knowledgeable staffers and design experts work tirelessly to help shoppers select accoutrement suited to their individual tastes. To do so, they harness the in-store Screen Test system, which allows patrons to envision the store's signature recliners and sofas in a full spectrum of fabrics and colors. A fleet of harmonizing furnishings—including tables and ottomans—make any room a home’s most popular one, guaranteeing it a date to the basement’s prom. As an added bonus, a complimentary in-home design service sends a designer to homesteads to create a room layout based on homeowners’ personal style and the flight patterns of resident closet-dwelling monsters.
Medina constantly imports new apparel and accessories from its favored clothing lines, outfitting shoppers with current trends as well as timelessly attractive garments. It Jeans flatter different body types with a range of tailored cuts, and Hard Tail athletic wear permits fluid movement with flexible fabrics.
Allen’s Interior's décorsmiths dress up drab furnishings with custom designs and colorful accents. Homeowners can tap into 25 years of room-sprucing wisdom by scheduling a private consultation or connecting an ethernet cable directly to a staffer's brain. Décor specialists consider existing furnishings, ambient lighting, and color schemes when assisting clients in selecting from more than 40,000 swatches of fabric and 10 flavors of edible stuffing. Past custom creations have included an 18”x18” shiraz throw pillow ($76.50) and a 24”x24” cushion crafted in soft suede ($84).
Caboose Antiques offers an ample assortment of antiques from England, Scotland, France, and Belgium in a wide range of prices. With an extensive variety of Imari porcelain, Staffordshire figures, clocks, and functional furniture, patrons can decorate their homes according to almost any time period or European battle outcome. Majolica ceramics start at $35 and run as high as $100. Deck your halls in English ironstone ceramics, or add a touch of sophistication to your car’s dashboard with candlestick holders (starting at $25).
Bedroom Sleep Shops strives to pair each back with an appropriate snoozing vessel. The sweeping selection of brand-name mattresses ranges from the firm, supportive Sealy Morning Fog (king set $1,699, queen $1,299, full $1,249) to the cloud-soft Bloomsbury Signature (king set $1,999, queen $1,399, full $1,349). Sleepers can rest easy on an Enchanted Plush from Coriscana (king set $1,299, queen $999, full $949), or repose in black-tie luxury with a Douglas House set from Stearns and Foster (king set $2,299, queen $1,799, full $1,749). The burly bedsetters also offer extensive delivery services, dropping off and installing new mattresses as well as respectfully removing retired ones to a farm upstate.