Catherine and Scott McKearn leave no corner of the world unsearched in their quest to discover artisan furniture builders. The couple frequents faraway destinations in India, Indonesia, China, and Morocco to unearth beautiful solid-wood furniture to import directly to their three shops. In order to save their customers money, they buy pieces wholesale and ship them in 40-foot containers, bypassing both middlemen and price-gun-wielding pirates. Their furniture ranges in style from industrial to French country, and the eclectic selection rotates every few weeks to accommodate new shipments.
An affordable and monumental selection of plush beds, sturdy end tables, and stylish home accessories mingles good-naturedly in Ashley Furniture’s wondrous warehouse. Pick up an Aero ivory armless chair ($216.77) and use it to accent your next book-club meeting’s discussion of Lego Star Wars. Augment somnolence with mattress sets from household brands such as Sealy and Simmons and finish flooring your sleep space with a Roarke Masai 5'x8' rug ($162).
Mattress Direct culls a variety of mattresses in textures ranging from firm to plush from brands such as Tempur-Pedic and Serta. Serta's iComfort, for example, evenly distributes support across the body with microsupport gel capsules nestled in its memory foam; a specialized material prevents overheating and the resulting unpleasant lava-chase nightmares. Mattress Direct's stock of bed frames, bed linens, and pillows allow patrons to assemble complete bedroom sets in one trip, and an express delivery service prevents the hassle of renting a moving truck or outfitting each leg of a new bed with a rollerblade.
The friendly design experts at Hestia Luxury in Linens bestow fashionable, name-brand linens onto undressed bedrooms and bathrooms. Spruce up water closets with plush towels and rugs from Abyss and Habidecor, or embellish uncovered countertops with candles and sweet-smelling soaps. A set of soft sheets can blanket beds or double as a hammock between field-goal posts ($59+), while duvet covers cloak ordinary comforters in stylish envelopes ($125+). Snag a down-alternative pillow ($60+) and allow it to be embraced in a multihued sham for its ecological affability ($39+). A complimentary in-home consultation evaluates a room's lighting, space, and sock to floor ratio in order to determine the most dapper, customizable abode arrangements.
Exhausted stilt-walkers can topple dramatically onto their choice of soft surface at My Sofa Store, with hundreds of sofas, chairs, sectionals, chaises, and fabrics to select from. Replace your real family with attractively named housemates including Hoyt, Pippin, Mandy, Renata, and little Leo. The store's knowledgeable staff stands at the ready, answering questions and offering assistance with in-home design and room planning. And visit My Sofa Store’s website to take advantage of its online room planner, which lets you audition products before assigning them starring roles in living-room theater productions.
American Factory Direct Furniture’s Comeaux family elucidates the principles of style and value through a host of furnishings for every household room. Pieces from designers such as Hooker, Samuel Lawrence, and others migrate about the floor, reeling in eyes with a 60-day price guarantee. The Wisteria chairside end table by Ashley sports inlays of maple and cherry veneer over solid hardwood ($148.88), and Hillsdale Furniture's Dennery counter stools swivel from side to side, dazzling onlookers with their cherry and black finishes ($148.88). In the corner, a Lane Furniture rocker recliner ($398.88) and Lane Furniture leather stationary sofa ($898.88) quietly plot beneficent takeovers of living rooms. Dreaming of the day it will embrace a plasma television with its carved moldings, a towering Fairmont Designs wall unit ($1,498.88) proudly displays a plethora of cabinets and drawers in which to stash Blu-ray players, accessories, and the lost scrolls of ancient Alexandria.