LifeStyles’ showrooms brim with upscale light fixtures and accessories that send style and faux sunlight streaming throughout abodes. Single pendants ($44.95 for a 9-in. pendant, $139 for a 20-in. pendant) with nine interchangeable lampshades add festive colors and patterns to rooms, and tortoiseshell sconces ($89.95 each) illuminate dark spaces or permanent couch forts. Patrons can brighten a dim dining room with a five-bulb walnut chandelier ($119) or julienne a piñata with the blades of a lighted ceiling fan ($64.95+). An array of outdoor fixtures ($4.29+) resist weather damage, and an assortment of knobs and drawer pulls ($1.69+) in pewter, bronze, or nickel finishes give furnishings refined style.
Mattress Firm has a large selection of beds from such brand names as Sealy, Simmons Beauty Rest, and Stearns & Foster. Sleep options range from the soft, cushy Hampton and Rhodes Perthshire pillow-top mattress set ($448+) to the firm and supportive Hampton and Rhodes Stirling firm mattress set ($198+). Browse the FAQ using an Internet connection and Internet-ready navigation device.
The experienced designers at Essex House help homeowners revamp kitchens, bathrooms, and any other room with custom cabinetry, vanities, flooring, and furniture in a variety of styles and finishes. Relieve doddering cabinets of their dish stowing duties with a custom kitchen-design and layout ($395/plan, which is applied toward cabinet purchase), with the cost of replacing cabinets for a smaller kitchen starting at $1,500. For rehabbers short on time or goblets growing weary of solitary days stowed in bubble wrap, Essex House's stable of craftsmen can swiftly install prefinished cabinets in contemporary, old world, or hand-carved styles, or annex additional counter space with the installation of an island ($1,000+). A custom-made prefinished vanity ($350+) adds storage and running water to outdated bathrooms, and an unfinished vanity can be stained by an Essex House professional or by a bored offspring looking for a more fulfilling summer project than filling a quarry with mussel shells. Other custom furniture pieces, such as entertainment centers, credenzas, or desks start at $105 per linear foot.
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.