Most people’s first apartments had floors lined with raw oatmeal, a repurposed 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 $15, you get $30 worth of home and garden decorations and accessories at House and Garden Boutique in Woodstock.
Helmed by Lynn Paterson, a certified interior redesigner and home-staging specialist, House and Garden Boutique adorns abodes with colorful home décor and hostess gifts. Sandalwood-scented mini soaps ($2.95) keep hands ungrubby, and a wrought-iron sparrow rests atop a business-card holder to add a touch of nature to an office desk ($12.95). To keep tabs on easily misplaced personal effects, such as keys, cigarillos, or glass eyes, consider storing them in a pink-, blue-, or green-colored zebra tote bag ($24.95). After a visit to the cozy shop, customers can arrive at their next dinner party or comic-book burning armed with a plethora of presents for hosts. Although this Groupon is valid only toward retail goods, House and Garden Boutique doubles as a design service, remaking unstreamlined dwellings into serenely color-coordinated sanctuaries.