June 23, 2008

Main Street Interiors

I'm so excited to share this post with ya'll! Last weekend my mom and I went to Prattville which was once considered the "bedroom" community of Montgomery. Now, Prattville is growing by leaps and bounds and is expanding so fast it's hard to keep up with all its new development. It still has that small town atmosphere that everyone loves, despite its growth. One of its most impressive and popular stores is Main Street Interiors. I have the pleasure of being related to its owners - Bill and Debbie Chiles. Bill is my cousin and he and my brother grew up together. Debbie is a talented lady who has always be successful in whatever she has done. A few years ago they opened their shop in a small storefront on Main Street in Prattville. It quickly grew in reputation and inventory to what it is today - two shops now known as Main Street Interiors. They specialize in developing interiors for individuals homes. The prices are very reasonable and you get that personal treatment not usually found in "big box" furniture stores. So, without further ado, let's take a little tour of Main Street Interiors....


This is the outside of the first location they moved to when they outgrew the smaller storefront location



The newest location just down and across the street



Here is Debbie herself creating one of her floral designs....she does most all of them herself but now has a helper Very simple but so pretty!
We'll just browse around now....take your time, there's lots of eye candy



I LOVE this black bookcase



















For any of you close to Prattville, or if you happen to come through our part of the state, please drop by for a little visit. The store locations are at 156 W. Main and 125 W. Main Street, Prattville, Alabama. Bill and Debbie's sweet daughters, Holly and Heather, also work in the stores and Heather is pursuing a degree in interior design. If you do get by, tell them Judy sent you! You'll get a great big ol' hug and some wonderful southern hospitality!



After we left Bill and Debbie's, we went to a new flea market that had recently opened. This was the display as you entered the store




Some pretty "shabby chic" furniture

I'm glad ya'll were able to come along with me on this little outing...I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.



21 comments:

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Main Street pics are awesome...but the flea market pics are very inticing!

I visited Prattville not too many years ago...a young teacher friend from here, Holly, moved there and several of us went to visit her and see her new home. I could see that it was a growing community.
I enjoyed your post!

Sincerely Yours said...

Morning Judy! I really enjoyed your shopping trip and since my mom lives 10 hours away I was really jealous you got to go with your mom!!!!(I miss our shoppin trips so much) Your cousin should give you a huge discount for the publicity - what a great shop; I am taking a few ideas for my livingroom hutch!(don't tell) Tell them I said you deserve to take something home with you!!! Have a great day - Jeannette

Nonna said...

Thanks for the tour! Such beautiful things!!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Best wishes to your cousin and his wife on the opening of their furniture store. They have some lovely things!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Judy, that looked like a fun place to visit. I was on an outing today too that I'll post soon. Wish I had been with you!

xo,
Rhoda

Southern Lady said...

Judy, I loved your tour of Main Street Interiors -- what a beautiful shop. It made me want to visit Prattville and explore all the shops there.

I'm sure Bill and Debbie will have lots of new visitors who tell them, "Judy sent me!"

Sincerely,
Janie

Nancy said...

Judy, I really enjoyed windows shopping LOL:) I found several treasures in those pictures I would love to have! Thanks for showing us!! Nancy

justabeachkat said...

What a fun day. Loved seeing both places. Lots of "eye candy" for sure.

Hugs!
Kat

Janet said...

What a lovely store; I loved all the upholstered furniture with beautiful patterns. Very Southern to my way of thinking, here in the North everything tends to be plain and therefore practical! Yankee frugality, I guess.

Janet

PAT said...

Good morning, Judy!

This was so much fun, I enjoyed every bit of touring Main Street Interiors.

Great minds! I showcased a shop and cafe on our Main Street this week. We're a bedroom community of St Louis, growing very fast!

Have a great week!
Pat

Brenda said...

Some beautiful items. Would love to shop there. Thanks for sharing.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Love it! Thanks for taking us along!

xoxo

Nancy said...

Hi Judy, I just love those black tables with the rattan centers, they are gorgerous and different. I want to thank you for coming by and yes, I did get the bunny lamp from JC Penney. I think I have had it 2 years..I ordered it from the catalog. You might check on line. If I ever want to part with it, I will keep you in mind. Have a good day, Nancy

Self Confessed Lamp Tramp said...

Wow, wow, wow....how beautiful....I'm just catching up with everyone. Still have my Miller...grand-dog, newlyweds just pulled in. We are happy and busy...talk with you soon. xoxo

Susie Harris said...

Oh my goodness I could just live in that store! I think I would want one of everything, smile. I also wanted to thank you for the nice comments that you left. Thank you for being so sweet. Susie H~

His Doorkeeper said...

That is my kind of store...love most of the things I saw...especially tht one beautiful mirror!

Thanks for the comment about Kelly's big announcement! We are thrilled and just can't wait now for the new year to come!!

There are so many cute baby things out there now I will just go nuts!! Such fun!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

What wonderful looking shops! Love your cousin's shop! The round mirror looks very similar to mine, in my mantle post last week!

Your pictures are great, too!
Hugs, Rhonda

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Hi Judy, Thanks for the kind comments on my Scotland post and monogrammed items! I semi-made the window shades. They are so simple! I bought the fabric and took it to a local shop that does monogramming, for the G's. In our area, you have to shop around for prices and rates. I paid $7 for each monogram, which I thought was high, but my sis-in-law, used another shop and they charged her $15 for a monogram about the same size for pillows she made. I made a pattern for the shade. Then sewed a cheap, solid fabric panel to the back. I attached the fringe trim to the front, which is about 1/4" on each side too short. If I were on RMS, they would eat me alive for that wouldn't they? LOL! I added a stick on velcro strip to the FRONT of the curtain top, and then to the door over the blinds behind the shade, and flipped it over. This probably makes no sense at all, but I can say, it is very simple, and one yard will make the front of both panels! With the monogramming $, I probably have less than $15 in each! If had purchased cheaper trim, or used no trim at all, they would have been even cheaper. If you would like to try them, I can send you more pics, including the velcro strip I tried, but probably failed miserably to describe! LOLOL!

~Rhonda ;)

Tara said...

Judy

Ala is a bit far from NY, but I went with you and saved all that gas--thanks! Great things at this wonderful little store!
:0)

CraftyT said...

Wow that was a real treat. They have some beautiful pieces in their store.

Looks like a fun place to browse.
Natasha

Self Confessed Lamp Tramp said...

OMG that store in Pratville is to die for! I'm just now catching up reading and posting. Forgive me for being gone for so long. You have been one busy girl. Your trip to BHam, meeting Rhoda, Wanda's shop was awesome! I fell like I'm missing out on so much, due to being so busy with other stuff. One day, I'll have girlfriend fun!

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