For more than 25 years, Bettertex Interiors has outfitted living spaces with custom fabric options offering expert upholstery, drapery, and custom furniture services. Free in-home consultations help their staff gain a better understanding of each space and help make every room metamorphosis a personalized experience. Customers can commission Bettertex to reincarnate dining-room chairs ($80, approximately), midsize ottomans ($250, approximately), average-sized chairs and sofas ($450–$600), and large sofas ($900+). In addition to removing old fabric and installing custom options, Bettertex will extend the life of furnishings by replacing broken springs, installing new cushioning, and spritzing it with a repellant that keeps sharks out of living rooms. All prices listed here are for labor costs only, but homeowners can procure approximately 15–20 yards of fabric for $250.
Since 1976, Manhattan Mini Storage has freed up the closet space of more than 200,000 New Yorkers with units spread throughout the borough. Three months of access to Manhattan Mini Storage's dimensioned 4'x4'x4' compartment gives the space-starved enough room for approximately 10?15 medium-sized boxes, plus clothing, sporting equipment, and small items. All storage spaces come standard with around-the-clock video security, and year-round accessibility with exclusive off-street parking. For oversized handbag and baseball-card collections, the storage company offers larger units, some sizable enough to fit an apartment's worth of furnishings or a decade?s supply of french toast. A concierge service assists in the logistics of the move for an additional cost, helping to keep the stress of moving low.
Manhattan Mini Storage has the space and time to accommodate overstocked packrats and urban rolling stones alike. Availability varies by location, so please phone ahead before making promises to your lawn furniture or Flag Day decorations. In the interest of full disclosure, feel free to check out the company's FAQ page online.
In some ways, Sarah Tallman's career has come full circle. She began working in a flower shop in her Connecticut hometown at the age of 15, and, after graduating from college, moved to Manhattan to follow her design dreams. Tallman transitioned seamlessly into the beauty industry, where her eye for aesthetics and nose for botanicals helped her develop fragrances and skincare products for companies such as Estée Lauder, Prada, and Ralph Lauren. She further trained her olfactory capabilities, learning from experts how to detect subtle notes and aromas, and eventually developed a scent named Grove Signature, a blend of orange flower, bay rum, and condensed autographs. Tallman then went on to open Grove, New York to fuse her artistic talents into one lifestyle brand.
Tallman now finds herself once again among the quiet, colorful company of flowers at Sarah Tallman Design, her interior- and floral-design firm. In addition to styling locales including an urban loft and a waterfront home on Martha's Vineyard, Tallman's clean, tailored designs have graced the pages of Redbook with a style she describes as “old school Hamptons meets old school Hollywood."
Anyone can have a good idea, but executing it can be a long, trying process. That's where Quirky.com comes in; the GE-partnered outlet helps innovators transform their brainstorms into reality. It's simple: creators submit their ideas—whether they're represented by sketches or descriptions—and folks back products they believe in with their votes. The most popular ideas are then reviewed by a panel of industry experts, who ultimately decide which inventions Quirky.com will manufacture and sell in their online shop. These user-generator products run the gamut, catering to genres including healthcare, electronics, and home use, including such ingenious devices as flexible power strips and dust pans that also deal with dirt.
Tyler White, the man behind White House Consulting LLC, knows that a to-do list is not typically something people enjoy completing. He saves clients valuable time and energy by performing a wide variety of personal and professional lifestyle-management services. White's team can enhance a home's appearance via expert organization, housekeeping, and party planning, or de-clutter a human brain with convenient errand running, trip preparations, or gift wrapping. The company also offers cleaning and clerical work for businesses, carrying out tasks such as data entry or researching how to turn a copy machine into a strobe light.