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27 Jun 2018
Perhaps there's a smaller room in your home that isn't being used to its full potential. Or maybe you're just beginning the design process and have no idea how to decorate a small space. There are countless ways to visually expand a room, making it appear larger and more open. But first, it's best to start simply with function. Asking yourself a few important questions will ensure that your space is not only beautiful and unique but functional as well.     Where to start   The best place to start when considering how to decorate a small space is to take dimensions of the room. Cheryl, from our Pembroke showroom, describes, "Measurements are the most important piece of information I need to begin my ...
17 May 2018

Defining your home style is a bit like defining your style for fashion, you probably don't fit into just one box. For a lot of people, it will be obvious what draws you in, excites you, or soothes you. Perhaps you love clean lines and detest clutter. Or on the opposite end, you might prefer sinking deeply into a sofa and having a more rounded feel to your home decor.

Even if it is clear what you're drawn to, this guideline will be the perfect place to start understanding your home design style.

11 May 2018
  There's no better time than spring for a Trend Report. Our merchandising team has recently returned from the High Point Market  in North Carolina, bringing back design inspiration and new trends. The monochromatic look is on its way out and its place is color. Pinks, greens, and rich jewel tones were seen throughout the market. Textural elements were everywhere, whether in mixed variations of fabric application or faux fur. Another trend that cropped up this year in heaps and bounds Natural elements like sheepskins and potted plants. It's all about bringing earthy elements into the home. Home decor trends are an opportunity to breathe life into the home.      Rich, bold color   A monochromatic theme has its place in the home and can ...
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 that ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...