At more than 1,200 Mattress Firm locations around the country, shoppers sink into plush mattresses, recline on firm beds, and belly-flop onto pillow tops. Knowledgeable staffers can help customers create an ideal bedtime environment by dispensing advice based on sleep preferences and illuminating the difference between the many kinds of mattresses. And to the delight of their customers, much of Mattress Firm's bedding wears the label of a premium brand, such as Sealy, Serta, Simmons Beautyrest, or Stearns & Foster.
An affordable and monumental selection of sofas, beds, desks, and sarcophagi mingle good-naturedly in Ashley Furniture’s wondrous warehouse. A Conrad backless barstool ($48) commands shoppers’ attention with its sleek, contemporary design, and Kira furnishings provide stylish sites for storage, studying, or snoozing. A Bulkman pub table with four chairs ($399), sofas, and barstools anticipate increasing the comfort of various human inactivities.
For 10 years, Triple Scent Candles has been churning out hand-blended and hand-poured candles in small batches to suffuse homes in fragrant and aromatic aromas and fragrances. Shelves are stocked with more than 150 waftable fragrances of candles, oils, and scented wax. Sniff signature scents such as apple vanilla or crème brûlée, clean scents including Maui Rain or Spring Clean, floral scents such as rose or magnolia blossom, or unusual ones like eucalyptus spearmint or eternity. Prices range from $2.25 for a 2-ounce votive candle to $26 for a 32-ounce decorative square candle, and fragrant oils cost $6. Because Triple Scent Candles' staff is as warm as its wares, they'll be able to guide you to the most superb stack of scent for fragrancing an entire house, office, or Zeppelin cabin.
Browsing the spacious showrooms at Heritage Furniture Galleries’ two locations truly ignites the imagination to start thinking about what your living room or bedroom could look like. Throughout the space, sofas, sectionals, bedroom sets, and tables crafted by brands such as Coaster, Ashley, and Broyhill sit in cozy arrangements. Shoppers can mentally place a new couch in their family room and choose which beanie-baby portraits to display on nesting coffee tables. The helpful staff can come up with decorating ideas and suggest pieces to suit any aesthetic, whether contemporary or traditional, masculine or feminine.
As an authorized dealer of Simply Amish, Woodbine sources its stock of contemporary, Arts and Crafts, and traditional home furnishings from a network of Amish wood shops that still cut, shape, sand, and strain each piece of lumber by hand. They can customize each piece's wood, style, finish, and size, or gander at a customer's sketch for a king-size racecar bed and provide a quote. Roughly 8–12 weeks after first receiving the order, each Amish craftsman inscribes his signature and your name into the finished piece's solid hardwood, which ranges from red oak to soft maple to quartersawn white oak. As a founding member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, Woodbine subscribes to an eco-friendly mindset by limiting wasted materials and using certified CARB-compliant plywood for the backing of cased goods.
Accomplished artists themselves, both Tracy Malmstrom and Gail Carson?"Ms. Tracy and Ms. Gail" to their young students?have taught art in elementary schools. After a deluge of requests for private lessons, Tracy founded ArtCastle in 2006 and Gail signed on in 2011. Together, they nourish the artistic spirits of children 6 and older through drawing, painting, printmaking, and a plethora of other mediums.
As the young artists hone visual skills while silk painting or practicing batik-watercolor techniques, Tracy and Gail also strive to bolster their problem-solving abilities, listening skills, and confidence. In addition to after-school and home-school art sessions, the duo offers Friday kids' night out parties in which kids belt out karaoke, scarf down pizza and desserts, and amaze their parents with a finished work of art at the end of the night. Summer camps and classes keep kids active on break and Saturday workshops teach youngsters of all ages a new artistic skill each month, such as how to construct a new best friend out of papier-m?ch?.