Since 2001, the family-run operation at Macon/Robins Bed & Mattress has expanded across central Georgia, creating a fiefdom of show rooms built around the precepts of full service from delivery to setup and removal. An impressive display of mattresses and waterbeds from brands such as TempurPedic, NE Bedrooms, and Homelegance promise nights of deep, restful sleep, ranging in rigidity from the softness of a baby animal?s whisper to the firmness of a job interview handshake.
Houston Hardware & Garden Center has served the home-improvement needs of locals for more than 30 years by carrying tools and trinkets for every corner of residential edifices. Handymen can execute afternoon tasks with brand-new power and hand tools, or consult with staff members before acquiring supplies for plumbing, electrical, or painting projects. A verdant variety of seeds, flowers, and fertilizers wait to populate barren flowerbeds and backyards, and customers can arrange for delivery of planting trees that will one day host a charming tire swing and grow Monopoly money.
The blossom connoisseurs at family-owned Lawrence Mayer Florist proffer a plethora of fresh-cut flowers from all over the world for a variety of bud-appropriate occasions. Buyers can browse the European-style market setting for feisty floral arrangements, such as the Garden Parade, teeming with pops of yellow, red, and purple and rife with roses, alstroemeria, chrysanthemums, and other flora ($42.95), or a bunch of sunny yellow tulips, corralled into a clear glass vase and cinched with a yellow bow ($34.95). The rose medley mixes Matsumoto asters and mini carnations with roses for a spirited bouquet of pink and white ($47.95).
Carol’s Linens showcases textile-based design ideas for every room in the house. Inspiration-seeking homeowners can take cues from 25 different bedroom design concepts, picking up bedding ($99–$3,500), curtains ($29.99–$699.99), and rugs ($39.99–$6,000) to soak up leaks in their new houseboats or wave majestically from their new house planes. Fourteen elaborate tabletop displays show off vibrant placemats ($8.99–$59.99), napkins ($6.99–$29.99), and napkin rings ($3.99–$39.99), and once drab living rooms get injections of light via lamps ($79.99–$499.99) and colorful framed artwork ($59.99–$599.99). Culling its wares from top-notch brands such as Wilkinson, Tag, and Soft Line, Carol's indoor accouterments also outfit bathrooms, laundry rooms, and kids' rooms.
Giggle Moon's pastel-hued slumber wonderland boasts bedroom furnishings for infants, children, and adolescents. Inside, style-minded interior experts dispense decorative advice—including color scheme selection and feng shui picture framing— to ensure your child sleeps well at night and wakes up to snazzy surroundings. Stack shelves with baby books ($40) and framed sonograms ($34) to bedeck bedrooms of big-brothers-to-be before sleepy eyed youngsters snuggle into soft new bedding ($100+), sending up a stream of Zs into bedroom skies. Secure your precious progeny in one of Giggle Moon's stylish cribs ($250+) or adorn snoozing chambers with a comfy glider ($460+), which can be custom upholstered with your choice of fabric, or wrapped in prosciutto to fend off vegetarian bogeymen.