Sheraton Furniture’s showroom—filled with contemporary, name-brand furnishings and more than 3,000 special-order fabrics—helps outfit homes with accouterments for sitting, laying, and sprawling out. Prepare a living room for social gatherings or make a damp crawlspace appear more inviting with a cushy sofa ($599+) and a choice of 100 comfortable recliners ($399+). Five-piece wooden dining-room sets ($999+) create sturdy platforms for hearty family meals, and a collection of lamps ($99+) ensures that no one eats in the dark.
The family behind Schultz Upholstery has been covering chairs and couches with fresh fabric since 1938. These artisans strive to preserve antiques and heirlooms that last longer than today's furniture. At the beginning of the process, they help clients choose their new upholstery from a selection of more than 5,000 fabrics. Then they set to work by granting new skins to pieces ranging from vintage and modern furniture to careworn car seats.
Laurel Howes and her team of clothing and style experts help guests pick out gently used designer apparel for women of all sizes and styles. With brands such as Coach, BCBG, White House Black Market, Laurel curates a collection of upscale clothing and helps find pieces to suit any occasion. She invites guests to try on pieces in the large multi-mirrored dressing rooms.
Berg’s has furnished children’s spaces for nearly a century with an array of beds, bedding, and carriers. Deck your child’s fantasy room with a wooden crib in chestnut, sienna, and antique black, a blue and red bed-turned-castle and slide, or a pink-curtained daybed. Securely bundle up little ones or precious canned foods in the Babybjörn original baby carrier ($79.95) and booster seat ($29.95), or educate young royalty with the Babybjörn potty chair ($22.95). Whether crafting a homespun habitat or a pastel-themed underground laboratory, Berg’s helpful employees help parents find baby and teen furniture to satisfy decorating desires.
The Spirit of Clay studio is a relaxed and creative environment complete with a helpful and experienced staff ready to assist any creative endeavor. Select a piece of premade pottery ready to wear a decorative outer kimono, and then pick its favorite colors from more than 80 paint options. A daily studio fee (adults $9, kids 15 and under $6) covers all of the day's supplies as well as the clay firing, handled by the Spirit of Clay experts within five to seven days. Instill morning multi-vitamin habits with a painted daily reminder on morning mugs ($9), or add your self-portrait on a pot ($6–$50) to determine if you do indeed resemble President Chester A. Arthur.