Nooks & Crannies, Holiday Edition

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.

Benson Stone Co: The Keystone to a Fresh Interior Design

Off the beaten path lies a furniture store that offers far more than the big-box experience. Step inside this Rockford gem and see how it can inspire your next home updates.

Steel Heart Ltd.

Home and garden products
208 W. Front St., Harvard, Ill.
(815) 943-3465
www.steelheartlimited.com

Interiors Anew

Redesigned, Recycled & New Home Furnishings & Gifts
134 Cass St., Woodstock, Ill.
(815) 337-9131

Gustafson’s Furniture & Mattress

808 W. Riverside Blvd., Rockford, Ill.
(815) 636-8608

10 Ways to Brighten Your Home

Winter’s a great time to freshen up your home. We talked to some of our favorite local designers and home decorators for advice on perking up your hibernation headquarters.

Viking Ski Shop, Inc.

131 W. Northwest Hwy., Barrington, Ill.
(847) 381-1188

3422 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, Ill.
(773) 276-1222