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 team behind the mom-and-pop Fabric Warehouse started their textile adventure in 1994 with 1,000 square feet of space. Since then, the store has moved to a 12,000-square-foot building packed with colorful indoor and outdoor fabrics, along with a variety of home decorations. Fabric Warehouse's two professional designers have the knowledge and expertise to help their clients customize bedding and drapery for master bedrooms or create an animal-print theme for a Neolithic-style man cave.
Since equipping the world with its first wood-slat recliner in 1928, La-Z-Boy has branded itself as a well-known producer of high-quality furniture, including their signature recliner, loveseats, ottomans, upholstered sofas, accent tables, and much more. The Urbana oval end table ($249 and up) is genetically engineered to keep junk mail off the ground and blocks the couch's attempts to stretch out into the hall. A host of recliners, sofas, sectionals, the demi stationary chair and sleepers are also waiting to invade homes with their tasteful presence.
Part greenhouse and part craft shop, Fads & Frames stocks an abundance of supplies for DIY home decorating, gardening, and landscaping. The shop’s crafty staff fills shelves with bright ribbons, picture frames, and bins of silk flowers that attract groovy, disco-era bumblebees. A wide candle selection scents the store’s air with aromatic fruits, flowers, and spices. In the spring, a garden center blooms with annuals such as begonias, impatiens, and vinca, as well as Kimberly Queen porch ferns and Knock Out roses. While browsing blossoms, shoppers can also peruse a selection of French-inspired and rustic outdoor furniture.
At Orange Peel, shoppers can peruse a cheery store filled with vintage and modern clothes sold on consignment, discovering great finds that fit their fashion aesthetic. Opened by owner Kristin Tubb to replicate her shopping experiences in Chicago and Saint Louis, the store features racks full of unique finds and brands that include Michael Kors, Seven for All Mankind, and True Religion. An air of playful whimsy permeates every visitor’s shopping experience due to the hand-painted orange signs that adorn the exterior and the bouncy tunes selected by staffer Mary. The store follows a price-reduction schedule that ensures that its inventory is consistently fresh, leaving no dress behind to languish alone. Orange Peel also operates an adjoining furniture shop that sells vintage furniture and home decor, such as carved-wooden side tables and vases.
The Rug Place in Jackson, run by Coleen O'Brien, purveys a threaded and extensively stocked emporium of more than 4,000 designer rugs. Coleen personally selects each rug that graces her showroom and partners with customers to parse out the ideal color, design, and quality of rug. She even lets customers take rugs out on 48-hour in-home test drives, so they can see how each rug’s design looks in the home. The Rug Place team also presents a helpful guide for decorating with area rugs that further underscores its expertise on the subject.