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03 May 2018
Designing a guest room is an interior design project as well as an act of care. It's a show of affection for whoever may come to stay. The special touches and design elements put into a guest room will make all the difference for your guests. Although the furniture and layout may be simple, there are numerous ways to elevate a guest room. In fact, your own experiences as a guest in other people's homes will be a great place to start when thinking about design.     How to prepare:   Designing a guest room will start the same way as designing any room; with space planning and measuring the dimensions of the room. The dimensions will be necessary information when considering the furniture ...
05 Apr 2018
Room design tends to be thought of in big picture decisions first. With good reason! The bigger pieces of furniture will lay the perfect groundwork for your space, creating an outline for how the room will look and function. But how do you tie these pieces together and make a room come alive Simply put, it's the small accent pieces you add in last that will transform your space; adding dimension, color, and life. Cindy, from our Middleton showroom, explains, "I've always called it the jewelry of the room because it's the combination of elements that make a room sing." The wonderful thing is that all of these elements can be tailored to your personal style. First things first: Add color Color is the most obvious way ...
14 Feb 2018
Thinking about a color palette for your home can be overwhelming. Especially if you're starting from scratch. It's tough to know where to begin. Before you stress about color palettes or whether or not you have sunlight coming into a room, start simply. Start with inspiration. Where to begin Cheryl Harrington, from our Pembroke showroom, advises you to "find an inspirational item or focal point." That could be a carpet, a tiled backsplash, or anything else that inspires you in your home. Or perhaps your piece of inspiration is the view out your window. An ocean view could inspire you to bring in clean, crisp colors. Lush greenery might inspire you to have a palette that brings the greenery and flowers inside your home. Second, and ...
06 Feb 2018
Will Correia, from our Pembroke showroom, recently took on an interior design project for clients who were building a Post and Beam house on a lake. They had designed the house, an 8,500 square ft. weekend house, with an architect but wanted a designer to help with the furniture and interior. Will is not only a Design Consultant at Circle but also a  member of the American Society of Interior Designers.  He interviewed them on the phone and after showing them his portfolio they hired him on the spot. Our typical approach working with clients focuses on the furniture and space planning. For more info on our Interior Design process, check out this short video. However, some design consultants feel comfortable ...
30 Jan 2018
The car ride to drop your children off at college can be stressful. The overheated minivan filled to the brim with clothes, desk lamps, and shower caddies. The tearful goodbye. And then you return home, an empty nester. Or perhaps your kids moved out years ago and you're just now looking to take advantage of the extra space. Either way, perhaps a blank slate is a better way to think of it. An opportunity to reclaim your home, whether that means updating old furniture, or taking advantage of the extra space you now have. Of course, what you do with the extra space depends on a few things. You'll want to ask yourself some questions before you begin the process of reclaiming ...
20 Sep 2017
With a wealth of information out there, shoppers are more educated and prepared when looking to invest in a big purchase like furniture. In that research and preparation, there are a few key questions you need to ask yourself: What is the style or look that best reflects your taste What is your budget And, very importantly, is there a specific date or time frame that you need something Here at Circle Furniture, we specialize in made-to-order upholstery and case goods made right here in New England. Some of these items come with a lead time of 6 - 10 weeks, but we do have many things in stock if you have guests coming next weekend that have nowhere to ...
27 Aug 2015
Get a glimpse into this tastefully redesigned classic home, interior design  by Pembroke Senior Design Consultant Cheryl Harrington. Full story and photos now up on Houzz. ...