By Veronica LeMaster
Spring is near, and that calls for a change! This time of year is all about being out with the old and in with the new, and what better way to do that than to redecorate your space? We found the best places in the Treasure Valley to buy new pieces for your home.
Best For Earthy & Unique: Impact Imports
Since 2001, Impact Imports has been providing the Treasure Valley with unique earthy pieces from Indonesia. Owners Suzanne and Drew McDaniel travel to the country on a buying trip at least once a year. While there, they spend weeks on the road visiting villages to source, meeting with artisans, and buying pieces for their Boise and Philadelphia stores.
Impact Imports carries the largest selection of modern reclaimed wood furniture, stone vessel sinks, boat wood furniture, natural stone firepits, natural/ live edge wood slab furniture, and much more. They also offer to help design and develop custom furniture so you get exactly what you’re looking for!
Our favorite pieces in store are the natural/ live edge long cut wood slabs for dining or conference table tops. Each live edge wood slab is sustainably harvested and kiln dried. They add a unique and earthy touch to any living or workspace. Impact Imports can also do the finish, or ship the slab sanded and finished. They also offer stock steel legs to make the table complete.
To see more unique pieces, visit the store at 552 East Amity Rd in Boise or visit website.
Best For Beds: Renditions Furniture and America the Beautiful Dreamer
Make your bedroom more livable, beautiful, and comfortable with Renditions Furniture and America the Beautiful Dreamer. Formerly two separate stores that combined in 2010, the one-of-a-kind furniture store has everything you need to redo your bedroom under one roof.
Find many bedroom items, including bedroom sets made in Idaho with a variety of woods to choose from including Aspen, Alder, Oak, Hickory, and Lodge Pole, a wide selection of mattresses to fit any needs, and the Murphy Cabinet Bed that easily converts from a cabinet to a comfortable bed in less than a minute. Renditions also carries a wide variety of kid beds, ranging from bunk beds to twin and full-sized beds.
Our favorite piece in store would be the Comfort Sleeper, a sectional that easily converts to a sleeper sofa. With no bars or springs, the Comfort Sleeper provides you with unparalleled comfort to fit your needs. Seven sizes are available, along with a variety of styles all being fully customizable, and mattress options ranging from Premier, Gel, and Temper-Pedic,
Visit the store at 333 North Cole Rd in Boise to see their full selection or visit their website.
Best For Modern: Echelon Fine Home
If you’re all about the latest trends, then this store is for you. At Echelon, you’ll find unique décor ideas organized into beautiful arrangements with the latest trends in mind. The store carries a variety of modern accessories, lighting, mirrors, artwork, and furniture that is sure to enhance your home, dwelling, or office space. With a mission to help streamline your creative experience, Echelon will help you create a space that reflects your unique personality.
Our favorite piece in store is a solid walnut veneer adjustable desk with an Eames counter stool to match. This set is sure to change up the office space with its modern, slick look while also changing up your workday by allowing you to be your healthy active self by easily changing postures from sitting to standing.
Echelon is located in beautiful Downtown Boise at 1404 W. Main Street. While visiting, enjoy parking in a free no hassle parking lot available for your convenience. They also offer in home design consulting and can come up with an amazing design within a budget. Visit website for more information.
Best For Art: The Nest
With two locations in the Treasure Valley, The Nest and The Nest 2, you can find unique products that will make your house feel like a home. If you are searching for fresh products to decorate your home, they have everything you need. They offer items from around the world, including home furnishings, artwork, bedding, decorations, seasonal holiday décor, and one-of-a-kind gifts. You can find different merchandise at each location, so you will always be in for a new treat at either store.
Our favorite pieces in store are unique pieces of art located locally and from around the world. You can find a variety of pieces from multiple mediums, all intended for you to connect with them. All original art can be found at amazing prices, from inexpensive pieces intended for the powder room, to the main showcase of your home. You’ll be submerged into the world of art at The Nest, as they believe “art changes everything. Art must inspire, lift, and move us.”
To purchase a piece, or browse more artwork, visit The Nest at 3210 West Chinden Blvd in Eagle, or The Nest 2 at 3597 Eat Monarch Sky Ln #160 in Meridian, or visit their website