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09 Oct 2018
"Hygge", is, to put it simply, the Danish art of being cozy, and it has traveled overseas and become an American obsession. And with good reason. Most people wouldn't object to a little extra coziness in the home. When the weather starts to get chillier we layer up with cozy knits, so why not do the same with our decor We're giving you all of our best design tips to add warmth to your decor and create a cozy living room fit for the weather.       Layering textures   Adding warmth to your home decor is best started the same way you add warmth to your clothing, with layering. The easiest way to start is from the ground up. In this case, a rug. ...
04 Oct 2018
The master bedroom is an important part of how rested and rejuvenated you feel on a daily basis. Unfortunately, it's often an area of the home that's designed and then forgotten, leaving you with the same set-up you had 15 years ago. We're here to give you simple tips on how to decorate your master bedroom and give it the attention it deserves, whether you're starting from scratch or updating an older room.     First steps   Even if you're not starting from scratch, decorating is often intimidating if you don't know where to start. We suggest asking yourself a few questions before you begin. First, what are you keeping Take inventory of everything that's staying in the room. Next, think about color and ...
02 Oct 2018
Thanks to our contributor this week, Bruce Irving, who spoke with us about his take on dining room walls. Check out his book, New England Icons, and his website. Enjoy!   During my years producing This Old House, the show visited many an historic home, and I was surprised by how often we'd see a dining room with red walls. Somewhere along the line, a house docent told us that red was traditionally believed to stimulate the appetite, and she said it as if we should have darn well known it already, being old house types.     Fair enough.  According to Psychologist World's website, "Red increases the pulse and heart rate, and raises your blood pressure. It increases the appetite by increasing ...
21 Sep 2018
  A new collection is always an excuse to celebrate. And this one even more so, as it's inspired and named by the city where Circle Furniture began. The Cambridge Collection is exclusive to Circle Furniture and is a modern collection of timeless styles at a great price point. As someone with a newfound love for mid-century modern furniture and an affinity for jewel tones, this collection speaks to my design aesthetic. Peggy Burns describes,  "I'm very excited about the collection first and foremost because it's the most extensive exclusive collection that Circle Furniture has embarked on, available only in our stores." Heather Chiapperini, the manager at our Cambridge showroom, is also excited about this collection, "The designs are on trend ...
14 Sep 2018
The dining room has evolved over the years. Many people are opting for an open concept kitchen and shifting what "dining" means to them. However, the dining room is by no means extinct. The idea of a separate dining room to host family on holidays is still idealized and loved by many. Or perhaps you don't have the budget for a major renovation. Either way, we're here to help you design a modern dining room. Whether you're starting from scratch or updating an older room, everything you need to bring a little contemporary flair into your dining experience can be found here.     What is a modern dining room   Where a traditional dining room is defined by formality and rigidity, a modern dining ...
31 Aug 2018
The dining room is an integral room in the house. It's a space for gathering, eating, and bringing the family together for the holidays. Oftentimes the furniture you decide to buy, if it's high-quality and well-made, will last through generations. But how much will it cost Whether you're starting from scratch or just filling in a few pieces, we want to keep you informed about every aspect of the design process.     First Steps   When furnishing a dining room and deciding where to invest your money, there are a few important questions to ask yourself.   What are the dimensions of the space This will determine the size of the dining room table and the rug. How many people need to fit at the table every ...
23 Aug 2018
  Autumn is a beautiful time of year in New England, the landscape is ablaze with orange, red, and yellow, and the air is a crisp respite from the summer humidity. Along with autumn comes Thanksgiving. And with Thanksgiving comes family gathering, a hearty meal, and perhaps a little stress. If you have hosted Thanksgiving then you know there's a lot to think about, before even considering how you'll lay out the table. However, the tablescape, if done in advance, doesn't need to add to your stress. In fact, it can be a creative form of expression and a chance to make the holiday that much more special. Here are some simple ways to adorn your Thanksgiving table and impress your ...