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01 Jul 2019
Your second home, whether it's a rustic cabin by a lake or a breezy Oceanside cottage, is an opportunity to curate a relaxing space. It should be an escape and a vacation. We want to help you choose the right pieces and curate a style you love.   We spoke to our talented team of designers in the Pembroke showroom to get all of their expert tips on furnishing a summer home.       Where to start   When it comes to decorating a space, you should always begin by asking yourself a few questions to get an idea of where to invest your money. The first, and most obvious, being: what do you need Is your home partially furnished What are you taking with you ...
20 Jun 2019
Home renovations are an exciting chance to customize your living space and build your dream home. They also require a lot of time and money and can easily become stressful.   We met up with Megan Lynch, a Circle Furniture customer, who recently renovated her beautiful home in Concord, Massachusetts. She gave us some insights into the process and highlighted the things you should know before you start a home renovation.     Be realistic about your budget and your timeline   Megan explains, "You have to be realistic about the process; the time it's going to take as well the money. The first, and probably the most obvious point is that you have to be cognizant of your budget.  When it comes to the budget." She ...
20 Jun 2019
There's a lot to think about when buying wood furniture. Do you prefer walnut, maple, or cherry Do you want the natural color of the wood to shine through or do you want a stained or painted finish   We're here to answer those questions, giving you an in-depth guide to wood finishes so you have all the resources you need before making an investment. We talked with Kelly Sullivan, a Design Consultant in the Acton showroom, to learn a little more about the wood finish options.     Types of wood finishes   Kelly says, "There are a lot of options for wood finishes when you're buying furniture. In general, you're choosing between paint, stain, and a natural finish option"”which can either be lacquered or hand ...
07 Jun 2019
We're so excited to have had the opportunity to work with the iconic local PBS program, This Old House. Brian Bechard, our Visual Merchandiser, and Erica Tubman, Communications Director, give us the inside scoop on what it was like to be featured on This Old House.   He says of the project, "We had worked with This Old House 10 years ago on a couple of different projects. When this house came along they thought of us because they knew we have mid-century modern pieces in our collection."     The furniture selection process   The house, in Brookline, features mid-century modern architecture and our goal was to have the interiors to reflect that style. Brian chose and arranged furniture for the living room, the loft, the ...
04 Jun 2019
We met up with Hawley Appleton, a Design Consultant in our Cambridge store, to get her pick of the week, the Chelsea Dining Table.     The Chelsea is a customizable table, pictured here in cherry and available in several kinds of wood and finishes. "It would look gorgeous in walnut too," Hawley says. "Although there are finishes available, I personally love the natural wood; it's beautiful to see the variegations."     What she loves most about the table is the considered design. She explains, "It's a thick table but they've beveled the edges so it's very delicate, and although it's a trestle style table the legs are stylized. The attention to detail makes for an extremely aesthetically pleasing table."   The craftsmanship of the table ...
04 Jun 2019
There are a lot of choices when it comes to recliners, and it's important to make sure you're investing in a piece that's going to work for you long-term. Yes, you want it to look good in your home. But you also want it to fit your lifestyle, support your body, and be ultra-comfortable.   We spoke with Hawley Appleton to get her expert take on both the American Leather Comfort Air and the Stressless Mayfair Recliner. We're giving you all the details you need to make an informed decision and choose a recliner that suits you perfectly.   American Leather Comfort Air     The American Leather Comfort Air is a recent addition to the American Leather collection. It's a unique chair that they describe as ...
23 May 2019
  Ultrasuede is a performance fabric that's often compared to suede leather because it mimics the soft, luxurious feel of suede. One of the reasons Ultrasuede is so popular is because it's pet-friendly. It has an extremely tight weave that makes it near impossible for claws to penetrate through.   Ultrasuede is cleanable, breathable, and durable and it can stand up to a high-traffic home. It also has all-weather flexibility, meaning it feels warm in cold temperatures and cool when it's hot. It's resistant to pilling, sagging, shrinking, and fading. If durability is your main concern and you have a few pets running around the house, Ultrasuede is a great option.     If you have questions about Ultrasuede or want to learn more about performance ...