In Salt Chalet's private treatment rooms, sea salt—known for its ability to balance out the body's positively charged ions—fills the air and coats the walls, floor, and ceiling, glittering under soft, ambient lights. As clients relax in lounge chairs or atop massage tables, briny granules flutter through their lungs and waft across their skin—a holistic process known as halotherapy, which recreates the unique microclimate of the world's salt caves away from their bat-shaped novelty shakers. As the chalet's medical director, Dr. Thom Lobe, proclaims, salt rooms can help alleviate everything from allergies and chronic respiratory illnesses to skin disorders, infections, and difficulties sleeping.
Sitting Pretty's team of expert arrangers foster beautiful, eye-seducing interiors with scores of amiable advice and a talent for adapting rooms to fit clients' lifestyles. An informative hour of in-home consultation and design education can help bolster fading walls and spruce up chaotic decorating schemes while revealing that rooms full of mannequin heads do not enhance feng shui. Having honed their skills in commercial hotels and homes of all sizes and shapes, these professional designers are well versed in the world of dashing davenports and incredible credenzas. After a personalized session, prospective rearrangers will have a better understanding of how to make use of their space, open up their rooms, and encourage their children to produce post-modern fridge art.
In LA Furniture’s 20,000-square-foot warehouse is stuffed with home furnishings both trendy and traditional. Pick up a Giovanni table lamp ($129), which will add a flash of antique gold to drab dwellings while enabling you to send Morse-code messages out living-room windows. In-house interior designers can also advise homeowners on how to adorn side tables with three-piece African-motif statues ($149) and can point out upholstered bar stools ($169 each) that will add more seating to living spaces without resorting to beanbag chairs. In LA Furniture also crafts custom-made slipcovers ($825+) and helps clients re-upholster sofas, loveseats, and more to hide stains that cannot be removed with baking soda.
With a skilled design team and 3-D design techniques at their fingertips, Deluxe Vanity's kitchen craftsmen guide homeowners through the remodeling of loved and lived-in spaces. Deluxe Vanity's team will renovate mealtime-making places by utilizing a stock of high-quality, premade kitchen sets. A complete remodel includes new cabinetry, sink installation, and demolition, and projects average $580–$740 per foot for up to 25 feet. Dress cooking spaces in a rich, cherry-color maple wood kitchen set, or craft flambéed fireworks from within a sleek and modern espresso maple wood kitchen set. Domicile decorators can also opt for functional extras, including soft-closing drawers that will not wake sleeping babies or carb-counting fridge trolls.
Ortho Mattress has supported sleepers' backs with sturdy coils for more than 50 years, crafting Ortho LFC, Ortho Dr. Preferred and Summerhill & Bischop–brand mattresses in its Los Angeles factory before shipping them direct to customers. An Ortho Dr. Preferred Conform eurotop ($949.99–$1,499.99) cossets slumbering limbs in a 3-inch layer of contouring memory foam undergirded by supportive coils, while a 4.5-inch Ortho LFC smooth top ($199.99–$299.99) is slim enough to tuck into a trundle bed or rollaway. Both models come paired with a box-spring mate so that they'll always have a partner in Yahtzee. Besides in-house brands, Ortho Mattresses' showrooms stock Simmons Beautyrest and Sealy Posturepedic sleep sponges.