When Seymour and Esther Fischgrund founded Fish Furniture in 1925, the couple personally stained, painted, and housebroke each piece before sending it home with a customer. Today, Fish Furniture operates a bit more efficiently, but with the same attention to detail and quality. In the eight-plus decades since opening, the business has grown from 2 employees to 70. It features a pair of 40,000-square-foot show rooms, inside of which sit upholstery, bedroom sets, and office trimmings bearing solid-wood construction and the names of well-known manufacturers. Outside the show rooms, Fish's staff travels to homes to provide interior-design advice, and its courtesy touchups mend scuffs and scrapes in a more fashionable manner than haphazardly placed band-aids.
Marshall Carpet One has kept local foundations covered for more than 45 years. Today, their 17,000-square-foot showroom stocks carpets for all traffic levels, as well as durable laminates and hardwoods, tile from domestic and international suppliers, and more than 1,000 designer and imported area rugs. Showroom staff members help customers navigate the SelectAFloor system, which organizes flooring options by style, color, and ticklishness. Carpet One backs their materials with extra protection, including a Beautiful Guarantee that grants free replacement and tiered warranties that cover stains, fading, and minor water damage.
The O Gallery’s owner Kristen Olsen—an accomplished artist in her own right, who’s shown work as far away as Rome—has made her business into a showcase for more than a dozen of Cleveland’s most talented artists. Come evening, the chic space transforms into a classroom for adults interested in making something beautiful while sipping something delicious during Artful Expeditions: Uncorked classes.
Sheraton Furniture owners Larry and Lori Weisman are carrying on the tradition established by Larry's grandparents, who opened the store in 1961. With guidance from a team of passionate interior consultants, customers can carefully determine their furniture and flooring needs and receive expert advice about furniture placement, décor, and how to keep favorite easy chairs from following their owners to work. The store's four floors of housewares include name-brand items for every room and secret bat cave in the house, including dining and living-room sets and bedroom furniture. A selection of more than 3,000 special-order fabrics and leathers lets customers customize their purchases, while a loaner program provides temporary furniture until the plush new pieces arrive.
Laurel Howes and her team of clothing and style experts help guests pick out gently used designer apparel for women of all sizes and styles. With brands such as Coach, BCBG, White House Black Market, Laurel curates a collection of upscale clothing and helps find pieces to suit any occasion. She invites guests to try on pieces in the large multi-mirrored dressing rooms.
A second-generation, family-owned flooring emporium, the Calvetta Brothers' Floor Show extends its expertise in all things trod-able to scrub soiled shag and bathe besmirched berbers throughout northeast Ohio. Ready and able to eliminate grime and stains from your indoor grass, the trained and insured carpet professionals will vacuum the cruddy carpet in question before using a hot-water extraction to exorcise deep-seated soil and restore long-lost toe rings to their rightful owners. Manageable furniture pieces will be carefully moved free of charge, and large items such as wardrobes and dining tables will be charged by the piece, depending on weight and difficultly of the move. A plasma TV, heated driveway, or 65 CCTV cameras might seem like the biggest investment you've made in your home, but carpet is a home's actual opulence. Regular cleanings are necessary to keep it looking new and tasting splendid. Accumulated soil, grit, Lego helmets, pet puky, and butter statues of cows eating sticks of butter can destroy even the hardiest textile floor coverings and allow bacteria to hold barbecues nonstop, so nab today's Groupon and get one step closer to reclaiming control over every inch of your danceable dominion.