Most people’s first apartments had floors lined with raw oatmeal, a re-purposed Twister mat for a bed, and a showerhead that intermittently drizzled viscous, jet-black fluid and liquid police sirens. Now that you have the pad of your dreams, pick up some pad padding with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $100 worth of furniture and home accessories at Cantrell Furniture Design Center, off Cantrell Road near Mississippi Avenue.
A locally owned and operated business, Cantrell boasts a wide selection of high-quality wood, leather, and upholstered furniture from lines such as Jessica Charles and Sam Moore. Stately bedroom sets by Largo provide elegant concert halls for dream symphonies, and Hammary dining room sets with high-backed chairs add dramatic style to any supervillain dinner party. Cantrell's trained consultants are always nearby to help you wrangle a candidate from the store's majestic herd of roaming sofas, and its upholstery experts can create custom options in case Cantrell doesn't carry an exact replica of Captain Kirk's command chair. You can also give your home a sexy foreign accent with an assortment of home decoration pieces such as candelabras, tabletop statues, vases, an elaborately patterned red pillow ($99), and shaggy area rugs ($59).
Dedicated to its community, Cantrell Furniture Design Center gives back by contributing to local charities such as Go Red for Women and The Boys and Girls Club of Central Arkansas. Follow its lead and give back to your inner sanctum by outfitting it with furniture fit for low-key monster movie marathons, black-tie pie-eating contests, and everything in between.