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.
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.
The Say Gallery presents a plethora of prints from respected artist Thomas Kinkade, whose light-infused images of nature, family values, and faith have graced many humble home walls. Unframed prints start at $25, and offer such inspiring selections as the 12" x 24" limited- edition print of The Cross ($190) or a limited- edition 25th Anniversary print ($25). Those in need of an décor upgrade can appease their inner Giants fans with a 12" x 18" limited- edition unframed print of San Francisco Giants, It's Our Time ($175) or tickle their inner munchkins with at 12" x 18" limited- edition unframed print of Dorothy Discovers the Emerald City ($175). Stock may vary.
Before looking through the camera lens, the expert photographers at Picture People spend time getting to know their subjects and establishing a strategy for conveying their personalities in print. Then, film-ready clients pose in the bright camera room, airing teeth amid colorful backdrops and creative props. Following snapshots, subjects make their way to the selection station to choose their favorite poses from their session, which may be treated with sepia tones, color accents, and decorative borders to suit any wall, wallet, wallpaper pattern, or trophy walleye.
Picture People offers a variety of creative tips to help enhance mantel-dominating final results. The studio ensures satisfaction with a 100% guarantee on finished products.
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.