Dream On stuffs its 10,000-square-foot store with sturdy futons and more than 30 types of cushy mattresses. Wood whisperers can finish an Ash L full-futon frame in six different shades ($249), helping it match your existing chairs, tables, and toothpick models of San Francisco. Add a full-size futon mattress made from cotton ($129–$399) or high-performance foam ($349–$699) to cushion tushes as they recline and a full-size cover ($39.99–$99.99) to defend cushions against stains. All futons must be assembled by the customer or their staff of human-size allen wrenches.
Louis W. Mian cloaks counters, vanities, and fireplaces in flat, shiny garments made from different types of natural stone and tile. Shoppers can visit the showroom to seek out inspiration from artful displays of stone furniture or to arm themselves with hundreds of removable sample boards to beat back the Tupperware gremlins living inside their kitchen cabinets. All staff members have experience with natural stone and can help counter coveters pick from more than 200 material options, including 1.25" thick white Carrara marble ($39/sq. ft.), 1.23" thick absolute black granite ($45/sq. ft.), and week-old pizza dough. Prices for custom jobs vary, but cutting and materials for a countertop, vanity top, or fireplace usually costs around $29 to $50 per square foot.
Renaissance Framing Gallery revivifies worn art and frames using careful, artisanal techniques. Skilled framesmiths freshly enshrine memory-encrusted jerseys ($250+) or diplomas ($115+), or restorers can enliven 8" x 10" oil paintings ($150) and the gold-leaf frames surrounding them ($85/hour including materials). Before and after photos show how restoration services make the Dark Ages skies brighter, Victorian skin alabastier, and dramatic gilds more dramatically gilt. The on-site experts scrub up gold-leaf frames and restore paper and canvas, turning lovely wall hangings into precious heirlooms. Installation services are also available for those preferring others' do-it-yourself methods.
Named for owner Paul Russo’s two dogs, Eddie and Finnegan, eddigan’s stocks upscale used furniture, antiques, and modern décor to fill empty rooms. Green thumbs can cultivate prize-winning couch potatoes on a modern leather recliner and matching ottoman ($125), while paranoid patrons can scour vintage paisley sofas and matching throw pillows for secret hieroglyphs and camouflaged CIA transmitters ($600). Decorate spaces by perusing eddigan’s supply of delicate glassware and pottery ($100–$500), still-life paintings, blown-glass bowls, and work by local artisans. A refuge for rescued cockatiels, eddigan’s is filled with the cheerful chatter of caged zebra finches, orange weavers, and society finches, which are all cloistered in an aviary, where they spend each night plotting new ways to take over Poughkeepsie.
Down to Basics offers premium bedding intended to make your sleep sac so cozy that you can't help but sigh and express a hint of shock each time your head touches the perfectly poofed pillows. The high-end quality will elicit teary-eyed reminiscing of the blissful night spent sleeping in a luxury barn motel using baby lambs for a headrest. Since down pillows don't fit as easily into suitcases as hotel shampoo and hand towels, today's Groupon will save you a ton on a pricy oversized suitcase with pillow-smuggling compartment.