Support locally woman owned business & create the home of your dreams!

If you haven’t been to one of my Community Connect Events at First & Main Design Market in Downtown Bothell you will want to put it on your calendar! WHY you may ask?   Well it’s simple really — We always have fun, there is wine, charcuterie and prizes (you can win a gift certificates to the store).   But that’s just 4 reasons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can Shop!   First & Main Design Market doesn’t just have vintage and custom furniture — they have great gifts and home accessories as well.  You can also meet the owner and creative genius Chelsea Coryell who is always on hand with a smile and LOTS of great ideas.

My favorite part is to fantasize that my home would always looks like this!  Here —  vintage meets new and amazing to create such a warm an inviting space.  There is so much to look at, and get inspiration from.  Also, the designers are always on had to ask questions and talk about your design woes! And even to help  figure out how to make your space one you’ve been dreaming of.  AND truly the best part —  You are also able to support a LOCALLY WOMAN owned business — a twofer!!  Whoot!

We are on hiatus in March & April — but plan on coming back in May in conjunction with the Bothell Art Walk on the second Thursday of the month.  In the meantime be sure to check out this great store and while you’re there ask any of the great designers to help you reach your home design dreams!!!

 

 


Posted on March 5, 2020 at 11:02 pm
Denise Perkins | Posted in Bothell, Decor, Denise Perkins, Eastside, First and Main Design Center, Furniture, Helpful Home Tips, Home Sweet Home, Woodinville |

Happy New Year! Time to Organize!

 

Happy New Year! Hope you all had a relaxing holiday!

To start 2020 I am super excited about this January organization calendar I found a few years back. There are different calendars for each month, pinterest has lots of options, but I thought I would share this one. It has a task each day to help clean out, organize, and declutter your house (and life). I feel like the tasks are less intimidating and super easy to fit in each day, maybe 15 to 20  minutes, and I bet you could get your kids or to help too! Each week is focused on a different room, thought that was pretty cool too. Even if you do every other day, it will still feel really good!

I also found lots of great home organization ideas at easyorganizedhome.com – check it out.


Posted on January 9, 2020 at 7:41 pm
Denise Perkins | Posted in cleaning your home, Denise Perkins, First and Main Design Center, Furniture, Helpful Home Tips, Home Decor, Home Sweet Home, Organize, Things to Do, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , ,

Strategies for decorating your home

Whether you have recently purchased a new home or want to update your current avoid spending too much on furniture and decor with these strategies. Provided by Interior Design Experts at First & Main….here are the top 10 things you should consider.

  1. Prevent Expensive Mistakes: A well designed home requires careful thought and planning.
  2. Create a color palate for your home: Update a room in 2 hours, and under $50 with a fresh coat of paint.
  3. Don’t for get blinds and window treatments: Do you really want your neighbors to know that you sleep naked?
  4. Think traffic patterns and conversation groups: Draw out a floor-plan based on how you actually LIVE in your home.
  5. Balance, Scale, and Size can make or break any room: Mix shiny with matte, pattern with solids, and always add texture.
  6. Designer Pet Peve #1: Art should be hung at eye level for maximum enjoyment.
  7. Focus on focal points: TV or a view, draw their focus then give the eyes a place to rest.
  8. It’s literally worth every penny: Remodeling a kitchen or bath will always pay off in the end.
  9. Make every day feel like a staycation: The right bedding can make your room feel like a luxury hotel.
  10. You should have an interior designer: Having a trained Interior Design Professional who understands that YOUR home should reflect YOUR lifestyle.

First & Main Design Market is a great place to explore and find the perfect pieces for your home at any stage of your home decorating journey. Located in recently refreshed downtown Bothell and offering an eclectic combination of beautiful new designer furniture, unique, one of a kind vintage and reinspired salvage pieces and variety of housewares and gifts.  It’s not your typical furniture store — with Interior Designers on staff they can help you choose a piece of furniture and then help finish off the room — paint, accessories,  rugs, etc.

Want an excuse to come visit — Join us for our First Thursday events — the first Thursday of every month.  Each event offers a different home décor theme or topic — along with wine, snacks and the chance to win prizes and gift certificates to the store.


Posted on November 7, 2019 at 9:47 pm
Denise Perkins | Posted in Bellevue, Bothell, Denise Perkins, Eastside, First and Main Design Center, Furniture, Helpful Home Tips, Home Decor, Home Sweet Home, Kenmore, North Kirkland, Redmond, Snohomish, Snoqualmie, Things to Do, Woodinville | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Community Connect at First & Main Design Center 

I am excited to host my first Community Connect event at my close friend, Chelsea’s, store — First & Main Design Center on October 3rd! First & Main is located in the recently refreshed downtown Bothell and offers an eclectic combination of beautiful new designer furniture, unique, one of a kind vintage and reinspired salvage pieces and variety of housewares and gifts.  It’s not your typical furniture store — with Interior Designers on staff they can help you choose a piece of furniture and then help finish off the room — paint, accessories,  rugs, etc.

This event will be great opportunity to learn more about this great store, what it has to offer and to Meet the Designers!   No matter your decorating tastes or goals, onsite designers will help create the perfect look for you.  You will be able to  Grab a 15 minute complimentary time slot to chat with a designer about an area in your home that you would want to see refreshed.   So come join us to celebrate this amazing woman owned business — enjoy some wine, snacks and get some great ideas for your home!

Date: Thursday, October 3rd.

Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: First and Main Design Market – 10100 Main St Bothell, WA 98011

https://www.firstandmaindesign.com/

Questions or to sign up for a time contact me at deniseperkins@windermere.com

A little bit about Chelsea, she was born and raised in the Seattle area, grew up in Kirkland and married a Navy man. She and Kevin set off for over 15 years of different states and cities. When Kevin retired Chelsea knew she wanted to move back to the area and settled on the cute community of Snohomish. With it’s small town feel yet still being close enough to the city, Chelsea, Kevin and her two sons had found their community.

When they were ready to buy — Chelsea called me because she had been “stalking” a home for weeks that looked like it had a lot of potential.  She really wanted to see it!  The same owners had owned the home for over 20 years — and needed some updating.  But since Chelsea is an interior designer she was actually excited of the possibilities of what this home could become.   Now 4 years later they have settled into an amazing community — and glad to be back “home.”

So glad, that she recently opened her own Furniture and Interior design store First & Main Design Center in the neighboring community in downtown Bothell, another growing and vibrant area.   If you’re looking at homes and see “potential” but aren’t sure how to make it a reality the designers at First & Main Design center can help you with your vision and can make it a reality.  Most times finding the right community outweighs the numbers of bedrooms and baths.  It’s easy to make a home your own with a little help!


Posted on September 19, 2019 at 5:16 pm
Denise Perkins | Posted in Bothell, Denise Perkins, First and Main Design Center, Furniture, Helpful Home Tips, Holidays, Home Decor, Home Sweet Home, Kenmore, Things to Do | Tagged , , , , , , ,