Since equipping the world with its first wood-slat recliner in 1928, La-Z-Boy has branded itself as a well-known producer of high-quality furniture, including their signature recliner, loveseats, ottomans, upholstered sofas, accent tables, and much more. The Urbana oval end table ($249 and up) is genetically engineered to keep junk mail off the ground and blocks the couch's attempts to stretch out into the hall. A host of recliners, sofas, sectionals, the demi stationary chair and sleepers are also waiting to invade homes with their tasteful presence.
California Backyard's five stores help homeowners turn outdoor spaces into full-fledged living areas with a variety of products, including barbecue grills, patio furniture, and hot tubs. California Backyard also provides its patrons with access to a team of service technicians skilled in the installation and repair of many of its products. Come the holidays, each store dedicates space to a Christmas trim-a-home center, where patrons can stock up on décor and pamphlets on healthy eating for Santa.
The staff members at Mr. Mattress don’t just want customers to peruse their stock; they want them to lie down on it. They know that their customers may end up spending half of their lives on whichever mattress they choose, so they let them take as much time as they need testing beds to find the right blend of support and comfort.
Judging from the store’s vast collection of spring, memory-foam, and eco-friendly latex mattresses, selecting just one might take more time than anticipated. When they aren’t comparing popular brands such as Spring Air and Knickerbocker, customers can use the expansive showroom to chart out elaborate battle strategies for future pillow fights.
Dry Clean Today started with one location in Elk Grove in 1987 and has since expanded to 8 locations across the Sacramento area, including a brand new Folsom location. Open seven days a week, Dry Clean Today fastidiously expunges stains from favorite frocks and presses garments with haste, offering same- or next-day service. Professional cleaners also purge weather-borne impurities from raincoats or jackets, and keep fancywear spry with formal-gown or prom-dress cleaning. Otherwise, wedding-dress cleaning and box preservation keep sacred gowns in tiptop shape, ensuring that they can be passed down to children, grandchildren, or life-size Barbie dolls for use at their own weddings.
Heirloom French dressers. An unpolished Patina silver set with an ornate teapot and saucers. A bag of old skeleton keys. An aged wooden box with the words “Café de Paris” painted on it. This is just a sampling of the many treasures that can be unearthed at Burlap and Bees, a vintage store with a distinctly European ambience.
In addition to perusing the antique-stuffed store or attending monthly Market Day events brimming with other vendors, shoppers can learn how to create their own sought-after pieces during workshops. These educational sessions teach participants how to make jewelry, as well as how to lend furniture pieces an aged look without having to glue grey beards onto them.
Since 1976, the environmentally conscious staff at The Futon Shop has stocked futons, furniture, and frames built from chemical-free cotton, natural latex, and hybrid soy foam, among other virtuous ingredients. Cushy mattresses, vibrantly shaded futon covers, and platform beds preserve the earth’s bounty as effectively as they accommodate human bodies and under-the-bed monsters. Homeowners can also illuminate domiciles with eco-friendly Eangee lamps, which have a carbon footprint of nearly zero and are manufactured by workers who earn a living wage. Even little ones can enjoy the environmentalist furnishings by napping on an organic crib mattress nestled in a bunny white baby crib.