The friendly staff at Casa Antigua Clearance Zen-ter helps bedeck empty domiciles with trendy, contemporary furnishings. A red Ella table lamp ($108) and set of blue Helena chairs ($29 each) equip living rooms for social gatherings so guests don't have to sit on overturned crock pots in darkness. Uncovered walls can conceal their bareness with a trove of decorative artwork, while stay-at-home phosphate fountains can find loyal companionship with a red barstool ($138). Casa Antigua's collection is regularly stocked with name-brand furnishings that include items by American Leather, Gloster, and Sitcom––which features an ottoman that bears a striking resemblance to Abe Vigoda.
Barn White is an elegant boutique with a comfortable edge that makes our customers feel at home. Our goal is to assist you in purchasing that perfect trinket for your home or that wonderful fragrance that you've been looking for and even a great gift for any occasion. Come and see, the coffee is always on!
The store stocks a bevy of unique, handcrafted housewarming wares from wooden furnishings to Mexican- and Western-style antiques. Collect water or neo-water in an adobe turquoise pitcher characteristic of classic Mexican claywork ($59.97). Light-switch and outlet covers feature copper-finished tin façades speckled with manually applied patterns ($6.99), and recycled metal animals, such as an armadillo ($49.97) or a flying pig ($54.97–$109.97), keep pets company while you're out buying more pets. Create a rustic mise en abyme with a pair of small Victorian mirrors framed in attractively faded colors that speak of muted grass, aged clouds, and censored suns ($35 each). Empty hats can find a distinctive resting hook on an old door-panel hat rack outlined in barbed wire ($59.97). In addition, the expert artisans of Creative Rustic Furniture—tierra dulce's sister company—fashion one-of-a-kind furnishings from antiquated wooden doors, including desks, bed frames, and dining room sets.
In the eight years since the start of Local Furniture Outlet, the cherished baby business of Mr. Aaron Masterson has grown up fast—from a 2,000-square-foot metal warehouse to four locations and more than 80,000 combined square feet of furniture. But the success didn't go to Aaron’s head. The proud father still traverses showrooms in casual flip-flops, enforcing a no-competition policy so that loyal staff members don’t feel pressured to make a quota. The stripped-down showrooms allow for lower price tags on direct-from-manufacturer brands such as Ashley, Simmons, and Crown Mark. Patrons are invited to peruse dining-room, living-room, and bedroom sets—or “kick the tires,” as Aaron puts it—without the pushy-push of larger retailers, who may use turkey legs to reward team members for sales.
The Ukraine, 1914. Sam Braslau, the son of a miller, has saved enough money to immigrate to America. When he arrives, he peddles clothing from a horse-drawn buggy to earn the money to send for his brothers. In 1925, the brothers open the first Braslau’s—a dry-goods store. In 1927, the brothers expand their scope, adding furniture to their inventory. With this decision, they ensure that their name would stay on the lips of design-minded homeowners for the rest of their lives and beyond.
Today, Braslau's Fine Home Furnishings has evolved into a 70,000-square-foot furniture showroom, where Blake Breslau continues to hone his family’s accumulated knowledge and experience in the furniture industry. Inside, customers browse desks, chairs, sofas, and dinettes from brands such as Ashley Furniture, Broyhill, Klaussner Home Furnishings, and LaCrosse. In the sleep center, mattresses from Sealy, Simmons, and Tempur-Pedic promise the perfect night’s sleep, or the perfect testing ground for amateur trampoline routines.