An abundance of home furnishings can protect you when Dracula claws through the dry wall because your blood smells like monster candy. Obstacle up with today's Groupon: for $49, you get $100 worth of home fashions and décor at Van Jaarsveld Decorating Center in Utica.
Van Jaarsveld Decorating Center's eclectic arsenal of ornamental and practical home goods aims to bolster flair and functionality in the abode. Shoppers can pore over a multi-genre gallery of framed art ($39.99+) to find the pieces that best reflect their love of classical portraits, postmodern abstracts, or Twinkie-themed still lifes. Cadres of unique lamps ($39.99+) deck the halls, tables, and ceilings with halos of cozy light, and area rugs ($59.99+) create an elegant springboard for foot traffic and pogo-stick marathons.
Decisively revamp outdated color schemes with buckets of custom mixed C2 and Pratt & Lambert paint, or diplomatically bounce new ideas off vintage décor by perusing the prismatic cache of 18” x 24” paint-color chips made from real paint. Designer wall coverings from Ralph Lauren and Antonina Vella offer savvy alternatives to utility-bill decoupage, and delicate drapes whisk discreetly over windows to guard inner sanctums from the gaze of snoopy garden gnomes.
Van Jaarsveld Decorating Center’s habitat sprucers assist customers with expert advice, personalized attention, and amateur weather predictions Monday–Saturday.
Van Jaarsveld Decorating Center
Open more than 45 years, the Van Jaarsveld Decorating Center showroom abounds with furniture, framed art, area rugs, and household decorations in a variety of designs and styles. Knowledgeable staffers stand by to suggest products, such as designer wall coverings or premium paints from C2 and Pratt & Lambert, that best complement existing furniture or a household theme. Using customer-specified measurements, they’re also happy to customize window treatments. Customers in need of more involved assistance can look to the shop’s team of designers, who journey to homes to provide interior-decorating consultations or fill in for injured players during family games of backyard softball.