Mattress Source's knowledgeable staff pairs customers with one of a wide selection of firm and flexible beds that augment deeper slumbers. Sealy luxury firm mattresses ($449.99+) allays stressful nights by supplying supple support, manufacturers' warranties, and a cache of warm kittens to rest at the end of each bed. Silk woven jersey knit surrounds a layer of memory foam on the Stearns & Foster x-firm mattress, which gently pillows joint pain and absorbs excess body heat ($1,219.99+). At 26 Charlotte-area showrooms, shoppers can take inventory of each mattress' aptitude in hypnosis or chat with affable staff members about desired levels of firmness.
As a licensed massage therapist with a neuromuscular certification, Theresa Nowlin seeks more than just a temporary fix. By understanding the full extent of a patient's history, she aims to forever quell chronic headaches, whiplash, or shoulder strain from an overzealous thumb war match. Clients can opt for soothing aromatherapy bodywork using blossom extract essential oils, or deactivate lower-layer knots with her signature neuromuscular or deep-tissue techniques.
Montgomery Gibbs Nursery carries the ingredients to fill any kind of space with greenery or florals, be it a tiny windowsill garden or an expansive backyard. When not helping customers find the right plants for their projects, staff members at the nursery spend their time nurturing nascent annuals and perennials and more sizable trees and shrubs. Homeowners can further dress landscapes in red-, brown-, or black-dyed cypress mulch, or grow their own vegetables or fruit trees for endless access to off-the-vine pies.
An affordable and monumental selection of plush beds, sturdy end tables, and stylish home accessories mingle good-naturedly in Ashley Furniture HomeStore’s warehouse. Customers can pick up a Cubit ottoman ($129) in a bevy of academic hues, such as scarlet, black, and mocha, then use it to accent their book club's discussion of Lego Star Wars. A wide selection of accent chairs—such as the red Marrissa salsa accent chair ($219) and the Danielle eggplant accent chair covered in a modern fabric design ($349)—adds charm to drab corners and panic rooms. Additionally, shoppers can augment somnolence and fill barren boudoirs with elegant bed frames, including the Janel queen sleigh bed ($399).
As leaf-quitting season approaches, now is the ideal time to shift home-care gears from outside to inside. Pick up a Stanley six-piece screwdriver set for $6.99; a VPT rip hammer for $6.29; and a whole bunch of screws, anchors, and bolts (prices vary), and you'll be ready to finally mount every buffalo nickel and steel penny in your coin collection. Illuminate the newfound décor with a 12-pack of Ace 3-way soft white light bulbs ($21.48), the better to see by as you make use of a Purdy four-piece premium paint-tray kit ($19.99). If you need to match paint to a favorite coverlet or choose a hue that complements a pleather recliner, each store offers a paint-matching service free of charge. Get keys made for $2 a pop, or clean a barnacle-encrusted carpet with the help of a carpet-cleaning machine ($25–$27 a day to rent).
Atlantic Bedding and Furniture showrooms speckle the Southeast, each one a treasure-trove of fine furniture and top-brand mattresses. Attentive staffers bustle past collections of leather couches and arrangements of dark-wood dining sets, eager to assist customers in their quest to find a memory-foam mattress that best suits their sleeping habits or a rug that best covers up the dungeon trapdoor in their living room. If an item is out of stock, the attendants can have it shipped directly from the company's central warehouse—a cavernous storeroom packed with furniture from top vendors like Coaster, Sealy, and Lifestyle Solutions. Much of the furniture is available online, enabling customers to shop from the comfort of home.