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.
Southern Art & Framing offers much more than its name implies—aside from custom-framing projects and ready-to-hang art, the store also boasts an eclectic gift shop stocked with goods made by local and national artisans. Shoppers can peruse a selection that includes everything from handbags and scented candles to barbecue tools and home decor designed for fans of popular college sports teams. Local artists also host onsite art classes, teaching skills such as impressionist painting and converting your boring sedan into an exciting police cruiser.
Mattress Direct and America's Mattress give somnambulant snoozers a place to rest weary heads with comfortable, supportive mattresses and sturdy box springs. Drift off on a Serta Perfect Sleeper, a mattress coaxing numbered lambs into soothing slumber for more than 75 years. Each mattress features an ultra-soft top and back-friendly firm springs below (twin mattresses start at $414, box springs start at $135). Couture catnappers can snag a Vera Wang mattress for a fashionable 40 winks, with the choice of traditional innerspring or all-foam models, all crafted with careful attention to detail and style (mattresses start at $689, box springs start at $160). Customers can catch Z’s on a luxurious iComfort mattress, a dream-deliverer constructed of memory foam and supportive gel to whisk heat and tension away from reposing bodies. Because the shop is offering a special on select twin mattresses ($79–$99 each), this Groupon can assist mattress misers in hoarding up to four beds-to-be or cushiony improvised sleds. All Serta mattresses also include a doze-defending warranty.
All Around The House's showrooms teem with 5,000 square feet of fine consignment furnishings, antiques, and a variety of works from local artists. Shoppers can wander amid antique and contemporary furniture pieces ($25+), selecting chairs, couches, and wardrobes to accent their homes or barricade front doors against persistent Girl Scout cookie salesmen. A variety of lamps ($10+) flood households with light, and the shops' exclusive Home Sweet Home soy candles ($10+) emit uplifting aromas. The stores also offer painting services to help clients enliven old furniture or paint over the Kiss lyrics they once sharpied onto their armoires. All Around The House showcases its wares seven days a week (the Mobile location is open only by appointment on Sundays), keeping its doors unlocked until 6 p.m. on weekdays and 5 p.m. on weekends.
The staff of Laci-May’s Monograms and More personalize keepsakes with custom monograms and appliqués using an arsenal of more than 800 fonts and a wide selection of appliqué designs. Their customizations add a special touch to baby blankets, make wedding gifts more personal, and keep home decor from ending up in the pound. Customers can bring in their own items, but the staff also keeps the shop stocked with items ready to be monogrammed, as well as jewelry, consignment items, and gifts.