Saturday, October 6, 2012

Test drive a Toyota and win 2 tickets to Seattle Home Show 2

Northwesterners coming to this year's Seattle Home Show 2 have a special treat: test drive a Toyota and receive two tickets to the show.  To get your two free tickets, Northwesterners are simply visiting the Toyota Test Drive area located outside near the ticket kiosk on Occidental Avenue South during the show and test driving a Toyota from your Western Washington Toyota Dealers. Already bought your tickets but want to see the latest models of Toyotas?  No problem - there's a booth inside the show where show visitors get a close up look at all the latest Toyotas too.

Seattle Home Show 2 Visitors Enjoying the Comforts of Sleep Number Beds

Seattle Home Show 2 always offers Northwesterners the chance to see and touch first hand all the latest products and services for the home, and this year is no exception.  Among the home products show visitors are particularly enjoying this year are the Sleep Number adjustable firmness mattresses from Select Comfort. The Sleep Number beds feature air chamber technology that allows consumers to adjust the mattress with exactly the firmness they desire, whether it be featherbed or extra firm. Pictured here, Seattle Home Show 2 visitors taking the time to discover the comfort of Sleep Number mattresses for themselves.

Chef Nick Musser of the icon Grill to Appear Saturday at Noon

A Boise boy, Nick moved to the Seattle area in 1986 to continue his music education (he still plays viola). To pay for school, Nick started working in the restaurant industry and has not looked back, serving in a variety of progressively responsible positions including sous chef at McCormick & Schmick's and McCormick's Fish House, head chef at the Yarrow Bay Beach Cafe and as chef d'cuisine at the Flying Fish before becoming executive chef at the icon Grill, where he oversees kitchens and menus at the icon Grill and at two Zephyr Grill locations: Kent, WA and Livermore, CA.  He is a true giver and gets involved with many fundraising events, including Cooking with Class, FareStart and the Multiple Sclerosis Society.


Outdoor Living and Wine Garden

One of the special returning features at Seattle Home Show 2 is the Outdoor Living and Wine Garden, created by show favorite London Design Build.  This display features all the latest trends in outdoor living through a series of fully landscaped vignettes showcasing the wide range of possibilties for outdoor living.  Bocce ball, a putting green, water features and various outdoor seating scenarios highlight the exhibit.  Esconced in this display is a fully landscaped wine garden, where show visitors can sit back and sample local wines to the soothing sounds of live music.  

Friday, October 5, 2012

Chef Paolo Carey-DiGregorio of Salty's on Alki Beach To Appear at Seattle Home Show 2 Friday at 2 PM

From an early age Paolo has gravitated to cooking and as an adult made his way through many kitchens in Seattle. In 2004, Paolo quickly moved up from wood-oven cook at Salty's on Alki to leadership roles as sous chef, chef de cuisine and naturally and deservedly to executive chef today. Paolo revels in our local bounty, expressing, "Our access to premier seasonal ingredients is awe inspiring!" While chef Paolo is influenced by Mediterranean and Asian flavors, his heart is entirely northwest.

Chef Dan Gilmore of The Hunt Club at Seattle Home Show Friday at Noon

Dan Gilmore, executive chef, The Hunt Club at Sorrento Hotel, kicks off Seattle Home Show 2's Chef Series today at noon.  Gilmore brings more than 24 years of experience to his position at the Sorrento Hotel. Since the 1990s, Gilmore has built much of his reputation by working with the best chefs in the country at restaurants all over the West Coast, most recently serving as Executive Chef at Palisade. My culinary concept for the Hunt Club expresses a whimsical and playful experience. It speaks of looking back at the past, a nod towards tradition, but refreshing our cuisine by keeping an eye on the future,says Gilmore.


It's opening day for Seattle Home Show 2 and the doors are now open for the fall version of the nation's oldest and largest consumer home show. Nearly 400 exhibits featuring all the latest products and services for the home are now ready for you to see. Join the others to see the exciting happenings at this year's Show.

Headlining Seattle Home Show 2 is star appraiser Dr. Lori of Discovery Channel's "Auction Kings," who will be entertaining show visitors with her unique look at the world of antiques, art and collectibles.  Dr. Lori, who will be appearing at 11 am and 3 pm today, offers a "sit down" show where visitors can get an inside look on collecting.  As part of her show, Dr. Lori is offering free appraisals of the your treasures. Some of the past show visitors had the opportunity to have their items appraised and were amazed by their hidden treasures discovered by Dr. Lori.  Dr. Lori will also be appearing Saturday at 11 am and 3 pm, and Sunday at 11 am and 2 pm.

Be sure to check back regularly each day for more Show updates!

Thursday, October 4, 2012


Ferguson Enterprises
It’s the final day of set up for the 2012 edition of SeattleHome Show 2, and exhibitors are working furiously to make the final touches to their displays for Friday’s opening day.  Among the special visitors during Seattle Home Show 2’s set up was KING 5’s Christie Johnson, who offered viewers a sneak preview of what the public can see when the Show opens tomorrow.  Three exhibits were highlighted.
Ferguson Enterprises, which showed Christie its high tech toilet that features an automatically opening lid and seat, a smartphone-like touch pad to play music, a heated seat, a self-cleaning bowl, bidet functions and even a built in nightlight.  After the toilet, Ferguson demonstrated its new magnetic induction “burner-less” cooktop that automatically adjusts to cook any size pot or pan (up to five at a time). 
The Mural Works

Coast Cabins
Moving from kitchen and bath, Christie visited with muralist Andy Eccleshall of the Mural Works, who showed King 5 viewers how they can transform their homes using the art of trompe d’oeil.  
Christie wound up the preview with a visit to Coast Cabins and their unique backyard cottage showing how consumers can build the backyard cottage of their dreams using a rubber mallet.
Be sure to check in again for more updates!



Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Set Up Now Underway for 2012 Edition of Seattle Home Show 2

It’s the first day of set up for the fall version of the oldest and largest consumer home show in the country.  CenturyLink Field Event Center is filled with the sound of trucks and tractors, hammers and power tools, as exhibitors work apace to get ready for opening day on Friday.  Nearly 400 displays featuring everything from outdoor living to appliances and building products will be at Seattle Home Show 2, which will be constructed over the course of just three days, transforming CenturyLink Field Event Center into a virtual one-stop shopping center for all the latest products and services for the home.
As we approach the eve of the start of Seattle Home Show 2, exhibitors (who represent the leading building, design and landscape professionals in the region) report that both home sales and consumer spending on their homes is at its highest since the start of the 2008 economic downturn.  At the same time, though, there’s a “new” ideal Northwest home that has begun to emerge, including smaller and more intimate living.  Kitchen eating areas over formal dining rooms and multi-generational living are just some of the new trends in the new Northwest home.

Be sure to check in regularly for more updates!