One of Maryland's top mattress retailers, Casa Furniture, Inc. has spent a decade perfecting a business model that allows for a well-stocked inventory of high-quality furniture at low prices. The masterminds behind the furniture emporium scour the world for well-crafted furnishings for the living, dining, and bedrooms, and arrange to directly import the best pieces they discover on the back of their highly trained, ginormous eagle. Additionally, two factories produce furniture exclusively for the store, driving costs down further. Once customers select their new piece, Casa schedules a prompt delivery time to which its professional staff takes pride in adhering.
As a regional manufacturer distributing products within a 500-mile radius, McCormick Paints takes a leadership position in truly green manufacturing and distribution by reducing energy, fuel and emissions in the delivery of products to the marketplace. McCormick Paints operates 24 retail store locations.
One can convey secret messages of love, friendship, and heartbreak through the symbolic colors and species in a flower bouquet. Send coded messages to fellow spies with an enigmatic mix of white daisies and pink roses in a cube vase ($32.95+), plus a small box of chocolates ($9.99+) to provide sustenance during a stakeout. Pair a dramatic yet simple arrangement of red tulips in a clear glass vase ($35) with three Mylar balloons ($14.99), or a pale pink glass vase with carnations, monte cassino, and lisianthus ($29.95+) with a medium stuffed animal ($19.99). Otherwise, use your Groupon to make an extravagant statement with a dozen red roses ($95) or an exotic arrangement of miniature bronze callas, with equisetum stalks styled in the vase ($234.95+) fit for an elegant spa. Ask Convention Floral about its flower-of-the-week special on seasonal flowers.
Amicus Green Building Center brings an eco-friendly approach to the building process with its inventory of green and sustainable materials. Each product in the store undergoes extensive review to determine its potential energy savings, environmental integrity, and ability to intimidate smog that shows up unannounced to dinner parties. New initiates into the world of healthy eco-living may wish to start with a safety test kit ($10.95 each) to discover just how much asbestos, lead dust, or radon lurks in the shadowy recesses of their home. Said shadows can be banished with the efficient lighting of compact fluorescent light bulbs ($5.19 each for small bulbs), which offer long life and warm light quality, or light-emitting diodes ($60.40 each for recessed bulbs) that pack an average 40,000 hours, or approximately 80,000 equally illuminating episodes of Frasier, of light.
Sitting at the intersection of interior design and fashion, Muléh stocks upscale, hip and modern collections of both clothing and furniture. The U Street corridor lifestyle store is funky and chic. The industrial-feeling interior houses clothing and accessories from fashion designers like Phillip Lim and Vivienne Westwood. Muléh also carries modern, arty and witty furniture lines from Kenneth Cobonpue, Hive and Argo. Muléh carries a unique mélange of furnishings that cater well to the recently gentrified neighborhood. This makes it easy for customers to create a place that is distinct and individual, even if the shop tends to run a little more expensive than some of the nearby stores.
Home Rule may be smaller than the average Bed, Bath & Beyond, but this cheerful space packs in hundreds of cool kitchen tools, bath accessories and decorative items. The common bond is that the products are distinct, well-made and well-priced. For those in need of a shower curtain, a funky alarm or a wall clock, as well as skin care products or fancy dishwashing soap, the perfect stop is this 14th Street corridor bazaar. Plus, Home Rule stocks top quality kitchen products from brands like Baggu, Bodom, Umbra and Le Creuset. Indeed, for stocking a kitchen with everything from pots and pans to apple corers and zesters, Home Rule rules.