Under the leadership of owner JoAnn England?a longtime Halls resident, mother of two, and booster for locally owned businesses?Sofas & More?s independent mom-and-pop operation has enlivened the homes of its customers since 1995. As customers peruse the fleet of La-Z-Boy recliners or sofas from Klaussner, friendly staff members guide them through home-decor decisions with a friendly, low-pressure demeanor, unhindered by the need to disassemble their towering couch forts. In addition to equipping living rooms with comfortable sitting spaces and high-end entertainment centers, the spacious showroom fills in dining rooms with designer table sets of solid hardwood and bedrooms with mattresses from Serta and Tempur-Pedic.
It’s hard to determine if a mattress is comfortable just by lying on it for a few minutes or keeping a picture of it under your pillow. The Bed Store has rethought the mattress-shopping experience from the ground up. Its has replaced the typical showroom feel with a spa-like atmosphere that removes distractions and allows thorough tests of Serta or Tempur-Pedic mattresses to take place in peace and quiet. At its other locations, The Bed Store and its employees also foster sound sleep decisions, helping shoppers choose from a wide array of mattress features, such as memory or temperature-regulating foam tops or eco-friendly sleep surfaces with bamboo-fiber covers and soy-based foam.
With a wide assortment of closeout mattresses by trusted brands such as Sealy, Serta, and Simmons, Mr. Mattress is a go-to destination for shoppers. There's a design to suit every preference from firm and pillow-top to latex and many more. Patrons can also find memory-foam mattresses built with bamboo fibers to dissipate heat and keep bodies comfortable throughout the night.
Mattress Firm's large selection of beds from such brand names as Sealy, Simmons Beauty Rest, and TempurPedic ranges from the soft, cushy Direct Milan pillow top (starting at $398) to the firm-and-supportive Direct Havana (starting at $178). Browse the full selection on Mattress Firm's website using an Internet connection and Internet-ready navigation device.
Rooms To Go offers a large, constantly updated inventory of stylish furniture at stores nationwide. Many pieces and accessories rest in complete room-display scenarios, making it easier for bedroom embellishers, den adorners, and budding playwrights to make fine design decisions and coordinate their choices with existing furnishings at home or in off-Broadway shed theaters. Customers can even choose to purchase entire room sets as a package, saving time and stretching wallets. The Krista cocktail table features a cherry finish and graceful curves ($250). The West Bay Kyoto
Stool ($95) can seat guests stylishly at household bars, or be paired with the warm brandy finish of the Inglewood Dining Table, equipped with a glass top and primavera veneers ($370).
Calloway's Lamps & Shades has been a trusted purveyor of home lighting and accessories for 65 years, and it continues to illuminate customers' abodes with a stock of more than 4,000 lampshades ($10–$400) in styles that range from ultrabasic to bulb-dimming bombshell. Luminescence-loving staffers can answer shoppers' common lighting queries, such as how to determine optimal light-bulb wattage or how often lampshades get soused enough to wear other lampshades at holiday parties. Must-have pieces of home miscellany also lure customers with utilitarian magnetism and include umbrellas ($15–$24), Seda France candles ($20), and Venetian-style goblets ($36). In addition to offering 150 hanging fixtures, including an elegant Moroccan fixture ($45), Calloway's also provides one-day expert lamp repair that can coax busted desk lamps into the light and sweet-talk genies into granting mulligans on unwisely spent third wishes.