Helmed by creative design consultant Suzie Ballard, Felix and Caroline’s melds high-quality design services with each customer’s distinctive tastes, allowing them to play an active role in their dwelling space’s design possibilities. Interior aesthetics mentors begin the two-hour consultation by gleaning information about the owner's tastes, budget, and lifestyle, then present their suggestions for enhancing the abode's artistry. The consultation permits design guru and student to spend their time in any number of rooms or focus all their attention on the doghouse foyer.
For 39 years, family-run Oak Tree Furniture has collected an array of cherry, oak, maple, pine, and upholstered furnishings, including American-made and Amish-built items, inside a 36,000-square-foot showroom. Residents can cool freshly baked oat loaves atop a 12-inch oak bakers rack ($185), piece together a puzzle with their kids atop a five-piece painted children’s table ($169), or prove their vampire-free lineage by revealing their reflection in a standup Cheval mirror ($171). Newborns feed their hunger in a sturdy, solid-oak high chair ($145) and listen to tales of a simpler time while swaying back and forth in a rocking chair ($199). Oak Tree Furniture’s staff works commission-free to ensure a pressure-free visit and service geared to enhance each customer's experience.
Every person runs with a unique gait, and thus requires a unique shoe to keep their stride even and their posture straight. The staffers at Feet First?in business for 35 years and staffed with all experienced runners, triathletes, or coaches?understand this, and they spend their days helping runners find exactly the right shoe to meet their needs.
In addition to conducting a visual analysis of each customer's feet and gait, they use an iSTEP computer-analysis system to detect important information not visible to the naked eye. This system analyzes the points on the foot that endure the most pressure while running, and then can even make orthotic recommendations based upon that information. But it takes more than a good pair of shoes to maximize a workout's efficacy, which is why the store also sells orthotic inserts, fitness apparel, and socks that tickle you if you try to slow down.
Short of creating physical clouds to hold people aloft, Mattress Warehouse stocks almost every imaginable furnishing to help customers catch a few Z’s. Rows of name-brand mattresses from Sealy, Simmons Beautyrest, Serta, and Tempur-Pedic entice customers to replace their worn pad for new bedding, such as a standard mattress, a fluffy pillowtop unit, or a memory foam piece that conforms to bodies. Beyond mattresses, the warehouse also carries an ample collection of box springs, full bed sets with rails and headboards, and even premium futon mattresses that revitalize foldable couches.