For more than two decades, American Mattress has promoted peaceful slumber in bedchambers throughout the Midwest with their vast selection of mattresses, headboards, and linens. The sleep experts strive to stay abreast of the latest bedding technology: their Serta mattresses are made with gel foam that supports curves, and Tempur-Pedic mattresses repel allergens, mites, and poltergeists looking to spoon. This devotion to a good night’s sleep has helped them earn the title of Best Mattress Store from suburban Chicago’s Daily Herald five years in a row. Additionally, American Mattress doubles down on each of its beds with a 30-day comfort guarantee and a 60-day best-price guarantee.
A family-run business since 1974, Godby Home Furnishings stocks its 75,000-square-foot Westfield warehouse with an attractive and functional selection of quality room fillers from more than 40 manufacturers. A new lamp ($49+) illuminates even the darkest of kitchen corn mazes, while an unfurled area rug ($99+) adds texture to humdrum wood flooring as it tactfully conceals the living room sinkhole. Lounge comfortably in a Lane recliner, available in both leather and fabric with myriad color choices ($599+ for two), or snore soundly atop locally manufactured Miralux mattresses, choosing between firm, plush, and pillow-tops ($399+ for a queen). Godby additionally supplies its customers with a multitude of furnishing services, including design advice from knowledgeable sales associates, same day or next day pickup, and mechanical couch potato harvesters.
Founded in 1977, Westfield Lighting illuminates residential and commercial spaces with a diverse collection of lighting products. The company's trained staff acts as a bridge between clients and stylistic visions, helping hunt down the perfect chandelier, floor lamp, or outdoor sconce from within Westfield's spacious showroom. Beyond lighting, the store's showroom facilitates further decor updates with furniture, home accessories, and an art gallery featuring the works of emerging local artists.
The staff at Bronzed Memories molds exact replicas of children's handprints and footprints, creating keepsakes designed to trigger a flood of cherished recollections for years to come. In a two-step process, they make an impression of children's actual hands or feet, then fills that impression with bronze. The team mounts finished prints on plaques, on paperweights, or inside shadowboxes, providing parents tangible reminders of when their children were small enough to fit in a booster seat or in the comforting arms of a gorilla at the zoo. Though Bronzed Memories can work with kids of any age, the staff suggests bringing them in for impressions while they're still tiny, so that years later, family members will be astounded at how much they've grown.
While Ashlie Duncan already had a career in marketing, she felt her artistic side deserved a career of its own. At The Paint Cellar, the art studio she founded in 2011, Ashlie and her team of fellow artists share their passion for paint with students of all ages and skill levels. Like a film screening of Rocky, the staff at The Paint Cellar gives students a complete lesson in artistry in just two hours, guiding them through the process of completing their own painting in each of her classes.