There are no cookie-cutter tables or dressers at 405 Imports. The husband-and-wife team that runs it specializes in finding distinctive pieces of furniture, art, and pottery. Many of the pieces bear the signature look of reclaimed items, which can imbue rooms with vintage charm or convince the neighbors that the time machine in the garage actually works. Other items feature repurposed wood and leather. With a main showroom as well as a fully stocked warehouse that opens to the public on the weekends, shoppers can always find an ever-changing selection of credenzas, end tables, armchairs, cabinets, dressers, and lamps.
Little Sweets provides the unnocturnal with mattresses, cozy pillows, and friendship-strengthening bunk beds from brands such as Serta, Walker Edison, and Donco Kids. Mattress protectors ($39–$99) guard against natural wear and tear and sleep-mixed martial arts, and Sertapedic Ruby Lane twin-size mattresses ($99) comfortably cradle '50s sitcom couples on opposite sides of the room where they belong. Pillows ($99–$139) come in multiple sizes and styles, making it easy to add a layer of comfort to a bare bedroom or a crumbling Y2K shelter.
The old west is alive and well in World Imports' spacious storeroom, where rustic leather rocking chairs rub aged wooden elbows with embroidered fabric sofas and intricately carved cupboards. Even their modern living-room and office furnishings retain an antique, southwestern aesthetic, including elegant roll-top desks and aged-wood entertainment centers capable of supporting both flat-screen TVs and vaudevillian barroom brawls. The constantly updated stock carries pieces for every room in the house, showcasing everything from stone-topped kitchen islands and rough-hewn bedroom sets to reclining leather love seats and dining-room sets made from handcrafted wood.
At more than 1,200 Mattress Firm locations around the country, shoppers sink into plush mattresses, recline on firm beds, and belly-flop onto pillow tops. Knowledgeable staffers can help customers create an ideal bedtime environment by dispensing advice based on sleep preferences and illuminating the difference between the many kinds of mattresses. And to the delight of their customers, much of Mattress Firm's bedding wears the label of a premium brand, such as Sealy, Serta, Simmons Beautyrest, or Stearns & Foster.
Outfitting dashing domiciles in unique, globally scavenged accoutrements, Red Chateau's elegant french doors open to admit style-conscious homeowners into its decorating passageways. Red Chateau globetrots to markets across North America and Europe, handpicking rare and unique furnishings ranging in price from $25 to $6,000. Fawn over sprays of colorful floral arrangements or vintage, decorative chandeliers that help set the mood for clandestine dinner parties and swashbuckling sock hops. Shoppers will struggle to resist the urge to run toes through boldly-pattern rugs or bury olfactory sensors in the jars of richly-scented Tyler Candles that line Red Chateau’s shelves in neat rows. In showcasing everything from decadent upholstery and custom fabrics, to animal-print lamp shades and crystal-studded accents, Red Chateau seamlessly melds the kind of elegance and exoticism matched only by a velvet rope party at the pachyderm house.
The friendly clothing cleansers at Martinizing Dry Cleaning have been scrubbing the enrobements of central Ohioans in an eco-friendly manner since upgrading to new GreenEarth technology. The noble employees will confront any stain with strong words and all the dirt-scattering ammo in their arsenal, ensuring that your garments return to you soft, clean, and smelling like pastoral Latvian pancake houses. Sweat-soaked blouses ($6.08), mud-caked slacks ($6.08), butter-drenched bedspreads (starting at $30.00), and your beloved sea-water-doused prom two-piece suit ($12.16) will be cleaned, freshly dried, and folded into neat origami ostriches. For tips on clothing care from Martinizing Dry Cleaning, click here.