Six preserved tarantulas, a 6-foot puzzle of The Last Supper, and a full-length pro baseball uniform: Affordable Framing can?and has?framed them all. Since 1987, the McVey family has sought out dedicated staffers to help build custom frames from their inventory of more than 60,000 feet of moulding, thousands of sheets of matting, and tons of UV protective glass. They also inspire home decorators with preframed pieces and prints from local artists. Affordable Framing also has experience with corporate framing projects, including work for the Salem Hospital and the Oregon Military Department, in addition to a few retirement facilities.
As visitors enter Blackberries' charming boutique, the pleasant aroma of scented candles wafts past, swirling around a bazaar of decorative greenery, warm, glowing lamps, glittering jewelry, and elegant furnishings. A stunning arsenal of rings, necklaces, and chunky bracelets adorns adults, ande adorable toys, stuffed animals, and baby gifts elicit streams of awestruck toddler babble. Inventive home decor items brighten up interior landscapes with attractive frames and centerpieces, and couches, coffee tables, and easy chairs evoke a chic homeyness with surfaces of varnished wood and colored leather.
The abode beautifiers from Interiors by Design meet with clients on location to help festoon bare rooms from the ankles up or transform unsatisfactory quarters into tastefully glitzed-out havens. During the one-hour consultation, interior designers lend wisdom scaled to their clients' needs, be they grand ideas for furnishing new construction, finely tuned advice for picking floral arrangements, or simple tricks to make the lamp stop bickering with the sofa. The stylistic summit focuses on the client's priority area, and designers are happy to either supplement the plans of self-directed clients or take the reins for more daunted decorators. By the end of the consultation, customers will be armed with an array of ideas, and kitchens, bathrooms, and dens will peer over the edge at visions of their chic future selves.
Elsinore Gallery owners Steve and Barbara Narkaus preserve all varieties of memento within more than 200 types of frames. Alongside stock and custom frames of wood, metal, and lacquer, hundreds of matting options give dimension to encased diplomas, family portraits, or parking tickets. Frames in sizes 24"x30" or 24"x36" preserve larger items, such as a movie poster or a member of the rebel forces frozen in carbonite. The husband-and-wife pair also stocks the shop's gallery with the works of local artists, including Barbara's own golf-theme artwork, which grants everlasting views of the scenic golf courses in the Pacific Northwest.
Duane West's stake in his construction business is more than just ownership, it's an investment in his hometown of Salem. The three R's in his business's name encompass a holistic approach to household maintenance, calling for repairs, remodeling, and remediation, or the destruction of harmful mold and fungus, to ensure structural soundness. His team's multidisciplinary approach covers stonework, woodwork, demolition, construction, and nearly any other service that could turn a house into a home or a fallout shelter into a walk-in closet.
With nine locations throughout the region, Mattress World Northwest brings healthful relaxing sleep to thousands of Oregonian bedrooms. Sean Hathaway and Sherri Hiner display an unshakeable state pride through their long success as an Oregon-based company, curating a huge selection of pillow-top, memory-foam, and gel mattresses from brands such as Englander, Sealy, and ComforPedic, and sporting matching tattoos of the official state farm animal.
Staying true to Sherri's motto of "do right and sleep tight," Mattress World Northwest not only helps friends and customers rest easy with an abundance of brand-name mattresses, but also remains active in the community through support of the Portland Police Sunshine Division and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.