A home’s sweetness depends largely on comfortable furniture, a sturdy welcome mat, and the amount of gingerbread and frosting used during its construction. Sweeten domiciles with more practical amenities with today’s Groupon to Alexis Designs and The Design Café in Grandville. Choose between the following options:
• For $20, you get $40 worth of home furnishings and accessories at Alexis Designs.
• For $10, you get $20 worth of coffee, tea, and café fare at The Design Café, located inside Alexis Designs.
Owner of Alexis Designs and The Design Café Dana Rickers hand-selects contemporary and whimsical home accessories from makers including Lazy Susan, Company C, and Arteriors. Up to six apples or oranges can ripen atop the chrome-plated Branch Fruit Tree stand ($25), turning food into décor more artfully than a macaroni wall mosaic. A handy dual-function cocktail plate ($23) cradles both snacks and a wineglass, adding elegance to meals taken in front of the TV. Taunt misbehaving pet goldfish with beach-themed wall art ($24+) and dog and cat accessories such as the hand-painted Good Dog treat jar ($42).
In the center of Alexis Designs, The Design Cafe's coffee bar entices hungry shoppers with glowing violet lights and a menu of cappuccino drinks, sandwiches, and creamy sweets served in martini glasses. Cherries provide sweet counterpoint to chicken salad on a pretzel roll ($3.99), while a wrap enfolds turkey and provolone smothered in a zesty sauce ($4.99). Relax on a cushy leather chair in front of the café's fireplace while slurping a bowl of soup ($3.99) or munching a muffin ($1.79) and laying plans to design a sandwich-themed foyer.
4187 Chicago Dr.
Grandville, Michigan 49418