Stocking lauded furniture brands, including Lloyd Flanders and Brown Jordan, the adept designers at Blackjack Gardens help chic-seeking customers find couches, chairs, and trimmings to outfit their roofless retreats. Among the extensive collection are simple and stylish sling seats such as the Crimson Casual Bayside chair ($159). The shop's array of accessories, including Vietri Aladdin outdoor silverware ($20–$99) and planters, primp patios. Deck dwellers will also find myriad ways to spruce up dining digs with seat-soothing cushions and Treasure Garden outdoor umbrellas, which offer protection from the harsh sun and privacy from the eavesdropping moon.
Since they founded Lighting Concepts more than 24 years ago, owners Jimmy and Nancy Adcock have prided themselves on the diversity of their lighting fixtures, ceiling fans, home accents, and furnishings. In their 6,500-square-foot show room, ornate, multitiered crystal chandeliers sparkle alongside streamlined, geometric contemporary fixtures, and golden rays splay from wall lights, outdoor fixtures, and table lamps. Green fixtures designed for compact fluorescents and LED bulbs cheer Mother Earth and keep electric bills low, and colorful art glass and tiffanies stand ready to be repurposed as formal disco balls. Elsewhere, in a dedicated ceiling-fan and outdoor-lantern room, more than 140 fans—including 14 outdoor fans—spin lazily from high ceilings.Today, the Adcocks stay up-to-date on the latest styles and trends with biyearly trips to the International Lighting Show in Dallas. In addition, they participate in Lighting One, a cooperative of independent show rooms that grants customers access to exclusive products. They ensure that they always have experienced designers on hand to help customers compose the perfect lighting scheme, and outfit their site with a lighting search tool to help customers meet their needs online.
With a stylish selection and an expert team, EyeCare Associates stocks frames by designers such as Kate Spade, Nine West, Hugo Boss, and Guess. Comprised of doctors and eyewear specialists, the team can screen for eye disease, administer eye exams, fit contact lenses, and repair old frames.
Founded by horticulturist and landscaper C. Beaty Hanna in 1986, Hanna’s Garden Shop boasts an expertly curated bounty of beautiful flora and exotic plants. Festoon your domicile with fresh Japanese maples ($39.99+) and handsome hydrangeas ($16.99+). Or, pick up a pot of pretty gardenias ($8.99+) to attract a swarm of bees and harness its delicious honey-making abilities just in time for ham-glazing season. If your sniffer gives out as you peddle through the pulchritudinous petal shop, enlist the help of an on-staff plant whisperer to track down the sweetest-scented boutonniere for a Sunday stroll with your sweetie. In addition to its friendly, knowledgeable staff, Hanna’s Garden Shop stocks an assortment of high-end plant- and lawn-care accoutrements—including a full line of Ferti-lome products—to ensure that your landscape stays luscious for the long haul.