Free Interior Design Advice at Kirklands Opening

October 2, 2012 by  
Filed under Shopping

The Kirkland’s home decor and gifts store debuts in Albuquerque, with a grand opening this weekend October 6 and 7, 2012.

I’d never heard of Kirkland’s before they sent me a press release, but that may not be surprising as although they have more than 300 stores nationwide, the new Albuquerque location at the Coronado Center is the first in New Mexico. I scoped out the Kirkland’s website and they sell all kinds of decorative items including furniture, home accents such as lamps, mirrors, clocks, bedding, and table linens, plus gifts and seasonal goods – tons of Halloween goodies right now of course.

So why am I telling you about this? They’re doing some fun stuff at the Kirkland’s Grand Opening on Saturday and Sunday October 6 and 7, 2012, including free design consultations.

Local interior designer Deborah Smith will be on hand both days from 1 – 4 pm to give free personalized design advice. Take floor plans or photos of the rooms you’re decorating for the design consultation. I guess you could just do a jolly good job of describing the space (much gesturing of hands and disagreement with the spouse over exactly where the window is and how you’d define purple… believe me, I’ve been there) but a snapshot or other image will probably be most helpful. Smith is the owner of Cornerstone Interiors, and has been featured on’s Designers’ Portfolio.

Kirkland’s will also be giving away free sachets with purchase while supplies last, and two $50 gift cards. To enter for the free gift cards drawing, register at the store, no purchase required, and you don’t need to be present to win when they draw the winners on October 7 at 4 pm.

Albuquerque Kirkland’s Grand Opening takes place:

  • When: Saturday and Sunday October 6 and 7, 2012
  • Time: Saturday 10 am to 9 pm, Sunday 12 noon to 6 pm
  • Free Design Consultations with Deborah Smith: Both days from 1 to 4 pm
  • Where: Kirkland’s store, Coronado Center, 6600 Menaul Boulevard NE.




4 Responses to “Free Interior Design Advice at Kirklands Opening”
  1. Tania says:

    That’s good to know, Carol and Kathleen!

  2. Kirklands was at Coronado Mall for many years previously and closed. I purchased many items there for my home and also as gifts for my family and friends. Glad to see they are back.

  3. Kirklands was in Coronado previously for many years. I shopped there often and have several treasures in my home in addition to many gifts I bought for my family and friends.

  4. Carol Comer says:

    Wasn’t there a Kirklands at the Coronado Mall about 10 years ago? I used to shop there all the time; loved it. Then they closed up for some reason. Glad to hear they’re coming back. Really great stuff. Thanks so much for the news.