Rather than dive right into dusting and rearranging, the licensed house-cleaning specialists from A Jill of All Trades LLC first sit with their clients for a casual, in-person chat. They hold these complimentary consultations to help clients determine the right services for them—in part because they thrive on personalizing their services, and also because they have so many services to choose from. Cleaning staff can arrive on door-steps for monthly or weekly cleanings, or conduct one-time deep-cleans for special occasions and imminent moves. During these visits, they attend to nearly every part of the house, which may involve mopping floors, dusting furnishings and window cracks, or checking the laundry hamper for spare children. Additionally, an on-staff organization specialist and home decorator helms both short- and long-term design projects, meeting with clients at regular intervals as needed. A Jill of All Trades LLC backs all services with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and can send staff for return touch-up jobs within 24 hours if needed.
At the Stack Furniture Solutions showroom, rows upon rows of sofas, tables, beds, and desks await discerning shoppers. Exhibiting styles that range from sensibly contemporary to decadently Victorian, the Stack selection features something for almost every homeowner's sensibility. Inventory changes from week to week, just like Earth's rotating menu of moons. Because the store is a family-owned business, it's anchored by a small, knowledgeable staff that's more than happy to help customers find what's right for them.
The Custom Closet Company has been engineering elegant organizational systems for more than 25 years, using high-quality materials and hardware to streamline bedrooms, pantries, and home offices. The Custom Closet Company offers free in-home estimates and includes the cost of design, materials, and construction in all price estimates. Give chatty corduroy a place to schmooze with a standard 6- to 7-foot wardrobe closet ($500–$1,000), or house regal robes in an 8’x8’ walk-in closet with drawers ($3,000). With more than 100 years of combined professional experience, Custom Closet's team of design professionals will work with homeowners to craft a plan around specific concerns, crafting as many shelves, clothes racks, and shoelace dispensers as necessary.
When it comes to assessing her clients’ homes and offices, Victoria El-Zarif doesn’t like to delegate. The Sparkling Homes owner visits each of her new customers personally, determining their needs before sending her crew to sanitize bathrooms and kitchens and vacuum carpets. For consistency, Victoria sends the same crew member each week, which means customers get to know the people they’re letting inside their homes. In addition to general housecleaning, the staffers polish silver, do laundry, and organize closets and garages.
Occasionally, an Italian exporter will ask the owner of Poggi Bonsi why she named her business after Poggibonsi, a small town in Tuscany. The answer is simple: it's fun to say. It may be even more fun to peruse the shop's shelves, which hold handpicked items from artisans across the pond. The woman who owns the shop seeks out suppliers who practice crafts the same way her ancestors did. This explains Poggi Bonsi's extensive stock of Italian ceramics and French linens. They supplement this timeless selection with modern appliances, kitchen gadgets, and bakeware.
Seattle Design Solutions' draperies, shades, and blinds define the mood of an interior space by modulating natural-light exposure and defending privacy. Make an appointment for a free in-home consultation, and interior designers will present eyes with 10 different varieties of window coverings, including full-coverage India Silk vignette roman shades by Hunter Douglas ($435) and translucent SheerWeave 5000 roller shades ($227) that let in sunlight but leave little of the outside landscape to the imagination, interfering with a resident's ability to pretend they're living on Mars. Create dramatic shadows with 2-inch slats of rustic Graber wood blinds ($140) or modern metal blinds ($97) to aid and abet fantasies of living in a 1930s noir film. (All prices are based on a 36"x48" window.)